Adam Frost

Plant health takes centre stage at Chelsea Flower Show

This year is the International Year of Plant Health and RHS Chelsea Flower Show will feature the Plant Health Garden

Chelsea Flower Show 2020 will feature an RHS Plant Health Garden, designed by Adam Frost.

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The garden will explore some of the threats to plants on our doorstep and is intended to inspire gardeners to promote healthy gardening practices for the benefit of people and planet.

Artist's impression of the new Walled Garden at RHS Bridgewater A paradise garden concept within a walled garden will be a beautiful flower garden with a tranquil lily pond at RHS Bridgewater
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Frost is working on the garden in collaboration with industry partners including Defra. The garden celebrates the UN’s International Year of Plant Health.

At the RHS’s Chelsea Flower Show launch today, Frost said the garden would be made of 80 per cent reclaimed materials and that it would be divided into two halves. There are over 1000 pests and diseases on Defra’s list, which Frost wants to explore within the garden.

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There will also be an ‘ode to the countryside,’ Frost said: “The more research that is done, the more gardens evolve and change, but the knock on effect on the British countryside could be massive.” This section will feature a wildflower meadow.

Sue Biggs, the director general of the RHS said “I can’t remember a time when plant health was more important.”

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The launch also revealed the Friendship Garden and the public opening date of RHS Bridgewater.

Read all our Chelsea 2020 coverage here