Sanctuary and All About Plants gardens announced for Chelsea 2023
More gardens have been announced for Chelsea 2023 – the All About Plants and Sanctuary gardens categories
Among several themes this year Japanese Zen philosophy and the European countryside will make up a part of the spirit of the Sanctuary gardens category. Filippo Dester is designing the Hamptons Mediterranean Garden, which will be a rural family garden with an outdoor kitchen surrounded by edible planting. Kazyuki Ishihara returns to Chelsea with a garden inspired by satoyama landscapes.
The RSPCA's garden is being designed by first-time Chelsea designer Martyn Wilson and will be a space for both humans and creatures to live in harmony, while The National Brain Appeal's Rare Space sees Charlie Hawkes designing alongside people living with rare dementias. The garden will be a refuge for exploration and calm navigation.
Read more about the 2023 Sanctuary Gardens.
The All About Plants category made its debut in the Great Pavilion last year and in 2023 there will be six gardens featured, all supported by Project Giving Back. Each of the gardens is designed in conjunction with a UK charity to reflect their individual planting. Three of the All About Plants gardens are inspired by the arts, with Joe and Laura Carey designing a garden to demonstrate Talitha Arts' work with people suffering from trauma. Sadler's Wells celebrates its new community performance space with a garden designed by Alexa Ryan-Mills.
Helena Pettit, the RHS director of shows and gardens said: “The breadth of creativity across the Sanctuary and All About Plants categories is truly inspirational and will take visitors on a journey across diverse landscapes, as well as imaginary worlds. Sustainable and wildlife friendly planting is central to each design, with gardens offering new combinations of species that will bring sensory delights across the show.”
Here's all the Show Gardens for Chelsea 2023.
For more on Chelsea 2023, head to our Chelsea hub page.
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