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Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show product of the year shortlist announced

Published: May 5, 2020 at 3:02 pm

Ahead of this year's Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the product of the year shortlists have been announced

This year's annual RHS Chelsea Product of the Year announcement will continue as part of Virtual Chelsea Flower Show this year, with the shortlist of products now released.

© RHS/Georgi Mabee

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 is happening online, due to the coronavirus social distancing measures and will run between 19 and 23 of May 2020, accessible to people from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Eleven finalists have been unveiled for the Chelsea Garden Product of the Year, all of which will be judged by a panel including Dragon’s Den investor Deborah Meaden, gardening writer Peter Seabrook and Chair Chris Harrop. In its ninth year, the competition is judged on criteria including visual appeal, functionality, value for money and innovation.

Winners will be announced as part of Virtual Chelsea on 18 May.

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A People’s Choice vote for the Garden Product of the Year will also be taking place, where virtual visitors will be able to vote for their top product from the shortlist. Voting is open from Monday 18 until Friday 22 May and the People’s Choice winner will be revealed on the final day of the show, Saturday 23 May.

The finalists are

City Growhouse, from Access Garden Products.
A growhouse designed for tiny gardens or balconies.

Meander3, from Gaze Burvill.
A seat for three made from sustainably-sourced prime oak.

Infinity Greenwall sheets, from Green4Air Greenwall.
A sheet which holds Green4Air pods for a vertical garden.

Small Coffee Husk Pot Set, from Husk.
Three biodegradable pots made from coffee husk mixed with plant fibres.

Ooni Karu wood- and charcoal-fired pizza oven, from Ooni.
A portable oven that will heats very fast and will cook your pizza in 60 seconds.

Husqvarna 305, from Platts Horticulture.
Boasting zero-emissions, the compact Automower features built-in robotic technology and is designed for small but complex gardens.

Pottery or Container Knife, from Sneeboer Trading BV
An all-sides sharpened, long, flat, flexible stainless steel container or pottery knife with red beech grip.

Stone King, by The Patio Black Spot Removal Co
Formulated to gently remove organic growth, this formulation can be used on delicate stone or terracotta garden ornaments.

Naked Garden Twine, by Twool
Garden twine made from undyed Dartmoor wool and natural coloured British wool.

Potting Table, by Wilstone
Made from galvanised steel and recycled teak, the unit features carry handles, two drawers, a shelf and extending worktop with compost store below.


Vegebags, by Vegepod
Aiming to get everyone growing regardless of ability, Vegebags can be used for isolating crops and expediting immature harvests.

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Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London


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