It’s that time of year again when for three weeks during May normally sane individuals lose all knowledge of time and space as their world revolves around the event that is the Chelsea Flower Show. Hundreds of people descend on the 11acre site in the heart of London and get digging, planting and building some of the most amazing gardens you will ever see in your life. Year on year they just keep getting better and better and infinitely more beautiful, and no wonder really, because so much effort goes into each garden it is truly breath- taking.
This will be our 4th year exhibiting at the show and we have to admit it is one of the highlights of our year. It all begins in January when the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Manual hits my desk and then it’s all systems go, from Stand design to risk assessment right down to car parking and packing a watering can! Everything is organised well in advance so that the show week goes without a hitch.
Last year our stand won a Certificate of Commendation, which we were very proud of and now hangs pride of place in our reception area. This year we have pulled out all the stops and gone for a more romantic look and feel with soft planting in beautiful hues of purple and blues accented with white and green. We have added a little “Wendy House” in the corner of the stand just in case we need to hide from any showers that might come our way.
We will be showcasing the Jamie Oliver range of furniture as well as our popular Amalfi and Rocco ranges.
It’s an early start for us on Friday morning as we head towards London to begin the dressing of the stand ready for press day on Monday. We hope to see you there.
Special Thanks to …
Ant for designing the stand and organising the beautiful planting
Greg for building the stand
Allan and Neil for building my “Wendy House”
Brian and the guys for building all the furniture
Iain for organising the transport
Phil for funding the bacon sandwiches and tea
Gwillam, Anthony, Jonathan and Paul for manning the stand
Nicola and Clare for whipping up lots of PR coverage
And to you for visiting our stand
Aralia Sieboldii (Fatsia japonica)
Phormium Tenax ‘Variegatum’
Scabiosa Butterfly Blue
Lavandula Stoechas Papillon
Alcea Chaters Nigra
Phlox Clouds of Perfume
Polemonium Yezoense Purple Rai
Nemesia Fleurie Blue
Primula Denticulata Alba
Primula Denticulate Lilac
Nemesia Wisley Vanilla
Aquilegia Winky Blue & White
Lavandula Rega Slendour
Pittosporum ten Variegatum
Flowering Campanula Blue Pla
Veronica Gent Tissington Whi
Hedra Yellow Vari
Jamie Oliver Fire Pit Set
Jamie Oliver Dining Set
Jamie Oliver Bench
Jamie Oliver Lounger
Amalfi Oval Set
Amalfi Ice Bucket
Rocco Bistro Set
Rocco Round Set