Following last year’s success with the Perennial Garden ‘With Love’ by Richard Miers winning the RHS People’s Choice Award, Perennial is returning to the 2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The Perennial presence will be a little different this year as we will be appearing in the Great Pavilion, where you can join the team on Exhibit 4 in the Discovery Zone for an Alan Titchmarsh-led audio visual experience. Learn about the charity and how we help those who work with plants, trees, flowers, or grass.
Beautifully created with plants, designed to demonstrate the diversity and interest that can be created in a vertical garden, the stand will include new ‘Plants for Perennial’ varieties; Dianthus Pink Celebration, Nemesia Peaches and Cream, Clematis Prince George, and Salvia Cuello in both white and pink forms. All have been produced in collaboration with four wholesale nurseries to raise funds to support for the work that Perennial does, and it will be the first time that the plants will all be appearing together.
“Perennial has taken a different approach this year.” says Director of Marketing and Fundraising, Anita Bates. “In order to reach as many people as possible so they know we are here for them; we are always adapting. We’re looking forward to telling our story, launching our new ‘Plants for Perennial’ varieties, and showcasing some of the people we are proud to support. If you’re attending Chelsea Flower Show, do drop by exhibit 4 and meet the team.”
You can browse our official exhibit booklet here:
It has been one year since Garden Designer Richard Miers and Perennial collaborated on their first ever show garden appearance on main avenue with The Perennial Garden ‘With Love’, and won the RHS People’s Choice Award 2022.
Over 50 people were directly involved in the creation of the winning garden, showcasing a fraction of all those working in horticulture that the charity supports and cares for, who shape, nurture, and protect our beautiful gardens and green spaces across the UK.
Garden Designer, Richard, and his 26 years of experience has translated into gardens for a dacha in Moscow, a villa in Sardinia, a country garden in Norfolk, a newly-built Palladian mansion in Surrey and numerous town gardens in London. He’s been named among the top 10 garden designers by House and Garden Magazine, been invited to design a show and a feature garden for The Daily Telegraph/House and Garden Fair, and was chosen to represent the UK at the Gardening World Cup in Nagasaki. Today, his busy and expanding London practice continues to attract a stream of high-profile projects.
Richard believes that gardens are a gift of love between those who create and nurture them and those who visit and enjoy them. And we couldn’t agree more, our work cherishes everyone who works with plants, grass, trees and flowers – the very people who shape and nurture the green spaces that we all love and enjoy. So, The Perennial Garden ‘With Love’ was the perfect way for Richard and Perennial to join forces.
View the full gallery below:
We offer support and care to all those who work with plants, trees, flowers or grass and their families and have done for over 180 years.
Green spaces sustain, nurture and support us, yet those who work in the industry often need help that nature can’t provide. Jobs within horticulture can be physical, are sometimes seasonal and are often outdoors, which many love, but they do depend on keeping in good health.
So, if times do become more challenging, having to face concerns such as ill health, financial pressies, employment or family issues or if its just some advice or information that’s needed, everyone can turn to us.
Our opening hours are Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4pm (excluding bank holidays).
It’s competition time! Our glorious exhibit, full of colour and scent, has been designed to bring to life the diversity and interest that can be created in a vertical garden. You could win £1,000 of National Garden Gift Vouchers to help bring your green space to life.
Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture and their families, have £1,000 of National Garden Gift Vouchers to give away to one lucky winner!
Our prize draw is proudly sponsored by the HTA, the trade association for the UK garden industry. Promoting, supporting and nurturing the industry to ensure a robust and sustainable future.