Rosy Hardy’s guide to Chelsea

We’ve got flower fever! After the beauty of Philippa Craddock’s arch at the Royal Wedding, we’re now a little bit Chelsea obsessed. Rosy Hardy, widely recognised as Chelsea’s most successful female exhibitor with 22 golds to her name, runs her plant nursery just down the road from our farm.  So when she was having a five minute break from setting up her stand, she very kindly shared her insider info on ‘How to do the RHS Chelsea Flower Show‘ for those who are lucky enough to be visiting this year.

“Get to the gate early and go straight into the grand pavilion –  it will be almost empty as everyone else is out looking at the gardens. Do about 2 hours then go for a drink and sit down  –  Ranelagh gardens is probably the best option. Then go around the wonderful artisan gardens. It’s then time for lunch. Take your time and pace yourself. Now it’s time to hit the main show gardens as it quietens slightly at 3pm.

After that, do a bit of shopping. Sit down and think about what else you would like to revisit.

The floral Pavilion is quieter again from 6pm so go and have another look and make the most of your day and enjoy.”

 

Rosy’s must-sees:

 

The amazing Hellebores from Ashworth Nursery which won the RHS President’s Award

The Hardys stand of course!

Outside gardens  – Yorkshire Garden (below), The Pearl Fisher, Viking Cruises Artisan garden

The amazing floristry

The pavilion has incredible displays both large and small for all tastes

Remember –  there are fabulous trade stands too so you can find anything and everything for your garden at Chelsea Flower Show

 

And finally, after a long day walking around, make sure you get home and reward yourself with a long soak in the bath with our luxury bath soak and massage some refreshing body lotion into your tired feet.

Don’t forget to visit our friends on the English Garden magazine stand – where new subscribers will receive a luxury gift bag including our luxury pure soap.