chelsea flower show

The Chelsea Flower Show has been a staple British tradition since 1913 and has been growing in both size and popularity ever since. This year’s Chelsea Flower Show will be running from the 21st to the 25th of May, following the theme of encouraging people to “reconnect with nature”. Encouraging people to spend more time in their gardens and enjoying the spoils of mother nature and looking at some of the creations being exhibited at this year’s show, there’s plenty of inspiration to do so.

This theme is also being used to accentuate the partnership between the RHS and NHS England, promoting the physical and emotional health benefits that come hand in hand with having access to gardening areas and greenery. The feature garden in this year’s show has been co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge with the help of specialist landscape architects.

Alongside the feature garden, there are several different designs being showcased around the Chelsea Flower Show with all of the gardens demonstrating one message or another. Whether they are showing styles and traditions from different places around the world or telling a truth about our society. From a Viking inspired garden or a scene to showcase the beauty of Dubai, to a display demonstrating the positive effects of social media on our lives. The level of thought and dedication that has gone into building these gardens is inspiration enough for anyone wanting to spruce up their back yard.

As mentioned previously, the theme for this year’s Chelsea flower show is “Reconnect with Nature” with a direct link being shown between the RHS and the NHS. Coming off the back of Mental Health Awareness week, it is important to convey the benefits that gardening can have on not only your physical health, but also your mental health. Not only can gardening be an excellent way of keeping fit but the sensory effect of gardening is also known to relieve stress and boost your mood, offering support and distraction where people need it in their lives.

The Chelsea Flower Show is running from the 21st to the 25th of May, but if you can’t make it, why not make a point of going out into your garden and let your creativity blossom!