RHS Chelsea Flower Show 19 May to 23 May 2009

And the winners are…

Best Show Garden The Daily Telegraph
Most Creative Award Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins
Best Courtyard Garden Giles Landscapes
Best Urban Garden Helios
Most Creative Award Fenchurch Advisory Partners
President’s Award Winchester Growers
President’s Most Creative Award Cayman Islands Department of Tourism & Newington Nurseries
RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year Neil Whittaker, Design Element
Best Floral Arrangement (Session 1) Elaine Middleton

Chelsea Flower Show 2009
Best Show Garden: The Daily Telegraph
Most Creative Award: Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins

Gold Champagne Laurent- Perrier MA/18 Show Garden
Gold Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins TR/3 Show Garden
Gold The Daily Telegraph MA/17 Show Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora
Silver-Gilt Flora Ark Design Management Ltd MA/13 Show Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Cancer Research UK MA/19 Show Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora HESCO Bastion and Leeds City Council MA/21 Show Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Marshalls plc MA/15 Show Garden

Silver Flora
Silver Flora Canary Islands Tourist Board MA/1 Show Garden
Silver Flora Eden Project in partnership with Homes & Communities Agency MA/20 Show Garden
Silver Flora Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust MA/16 Show Garden
Silver Flora Quilted Velvet RHW/31 Show Garden
Silver Flora QVC MA/11 Show Garden

Bronze Flora
Bronze Flora Barakura English Garden MA/4 Show Garden

Chelsea Flower Show 2009
Best Courtyard Garden: Giles Landscapes Ltd

Gold Giles Landscapes Ltd RM/10 Courtyard Garden

Silver-Gilt Flora
Silver-Gilt Flora A Touch of France Garden Design in association with Bonne Maman RM/14 Courtyard Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Berkshire College of Agriculture RM/9 Courtyard Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Birmingham City Council GPC/19 Courtyard Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Chris O’Donoghue RM/16 Courtyard Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Capel Manor College GPC/16 Courtyard Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Demelza RM/13 Courtyard Garden

Silver Flora
Silver Flora Aralia Garden Design RM/15 Courtyard Garden
Silver Flora Jeffrey Hewitt RM/12 Courtyard Garden
Silver Flora Ranelagh School GPC/17 Courtyard Garden
Silver Flora University of Cumbria RM/11 Courtyard Garden

Bronze Flora
Bronze Flora The Garden Design Centre at Scotsdale GPC/18 Courtyard Garden
Bronze Flora Warwickshire College RM/8 Courtyard Garden

Chelsea Flower Show 2009
Best Urban Garden: Helios
Most Creative Award: Fenchurch Advisory Partners

Gold Angus Thompson & Jane Brockbank RHW/37 Urban Garden
Gold Helios MA/24 Urban Garden
Gold The Children's Society MA/25 Urban Garden

Silver-Gilt Flora
Silver-Gilt Flora Chris Beardshaw Mentoring Scholarship team sponsored by Bradstone RHW/50 Urban Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Domoney Ltd RHW/49 Urban Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Fenchurch Advisory Partners RHW/41 Urban Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Osonoe Garden Design RHW/43 Urban Garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Sarah Eberle & Peter Dowle Plants & Gardens – The Banker’s Garden RHW/35 Urban Garden

Silver Flora
Silver Flora Help for Heroes RHW/40 Urban Garden
Silver Flora Plants of Special Interest Nursery RHW/39 Urban Garden
Silver Flora Sarah Eberle & Peter Dowle Plants & Gardens – The Off- Shore Garden RHW/34 Urban Garden
Silver Flora Sarah Eberle & Peter Dowle Plants & Gardens – The Overdrawn Artist’s Garden RHW/33 Urban Garden
Silver Flora Sekisui Exterior Co Ltd RHW/44 Urban Garden
Silver Flora Witan Investment Trust MA/23 Urban Garden

Bronze Flora
Bronze Flora Second Nature Gardens RHW/38 Urban Garden

Chelsea Flower Show 2009
President’s Award: Winchester Growers
President’s Most Creative Award: Cayman Islands in association with
Newington Nurseries & Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Gold Ainsworth Displays GPG/8 Palm trees
Gold Aldo Airplants GPC/24 Airplants
Gold Avon Bulbs Ltd GPF/12 Summer-flowering bulbs
Gold Blackmore & Langdon Ltd GPD/2 Delphiniums & begonias
Gold Bloms Bulbs GPD/21 Tulips
Gold Bowden Hostas GPG/4 Hostas
Gold Brian & Pearl Sulman GPG/1 Pelargoniums
Gold Burncoose Nurseries GPB/7 Hardy & tender ornamental trees, shrubs & herbaceous plants
Gold Burnham Nurseries Ltd GPD/24 Tropical orchids
Gold Bushukan Bonsai GPB/9 Bonsai
Gold Cayman Islands in assoc. with Newington Nurseries & QE II Botanic Park GPE/14 A Cayman Islands undersea reef garden
Gold Chrysanthemums Direct GPC/27 Chrysanthemums
Gold City of Durban GPB/6 Floral depiction of the Moses Mabhida Stadium
Gold Craig House Cacti GPG/11 Cacti & other succulents
Gold Dibleys Nurseries GPD/4 Streptocarpus, begonias & other houseplants
Gold Domoney Ltd GPC/6 Underwater plants
Gold Federation of British Bonsai Societies GPC/2 Bonsai
Gold Grenada GPF/19 Tropical flora of Grenada
Gold Hampshire Carnivorous Plants GPF/1 Carnivorous & exotic foliage plants & ferns Gold Hardy Plant Society GPE/12 English villa town garden
Gold Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants GPF/13 Herbaceous perennials Gold Harts Nursery GPC/1 Lilies
Gold Harveys Garden Plants GPC/23 Rare & unusual shade & woodland perennials Gold Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants GPG/9 Carnivorous plants
Gold Hillier Nurseries Ltd GPD/15 Trees, shrubs, climbers & herbaceous plants
Gold HW Hyde GPG/21 Lilies
Gold Jacques Amand International GPD/8 Bulbous plants
Gold Jekka's Herb Farm GPF/16 Medicinal & culinary herbs grown to Soil Association standard
Gold Jersey Farmers' Union GPC/28 Vegetables & culinary herbs
Gold Knoll Gardens GPD/5 Ornamental grasses
Gold McBeans Ltd GPE/17 Orchids
Gold Millais Nurseries GPC/8 Rhododendrons & azaleas
Gold National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies GPF/18 Floral display
Gold Orchid Society of Great Britain GPC/4 Orchids in a naturalistic setting
Gold Penhow Nurseries GPF/3 Perennial diascias & nemesias
Gold Peter Beales Roses GPE/10 Roses
Gold GPG/18 Heucheras
Gold Raymond J Evison Ltd GPF/14 Clematis
Gold Rhodes & Rockliffe GPG/15 Begonias
Gold Roualeyn Nursery GPC/29 Fuchsias
Gold South African National Biodiversity Institute - Kirstenbosch GPE/8 Indigenous South African flora
Gold Southfield Nurseries GPE/2 Cacti
Gold Thorncroft Clematis Nursery GPF/6 Clematis
Gold UK Horticulture GPE/15 Fruit, flowers & vegetables
Gold Walkers Bulbs @ Taylors GPE/1 Daffodils
Gold Warmenhoven GPG/3 Allium, Hippeastrum & Nectaroscordum
Gold Winchester Growers GPE/9 A dahlia garden

Silver-Gilt Flora
Silver-Gilt Flora Barbados Horticultural Society GPG/2 Tropical flowers & foliage
Silver-Gilt Flora Broadleigh Gardens GPE/6 Spring & summer-flowering bulbs & pacific coast iris
Silver-Gilt Flora Cardiff Council GPC/15 Horticultural celebration of Cardiff's retail centre
Silver-Gilt Flora Cayeux Iris GPC/11 Irises
Silver-Gilt Flora Churchtown Nurseries GPF/2 Restios
Silver-Gilt Flora Culm View Nursery GPD/3 Hardy perennials
Silver-Gilt Flora David Austin Roses Ltd GPC/22 Rose garden
Silver-Gilt Flora Downderry Nursery GPE/13 Lavender
Silver-Gilt Flora Eagle Sweet Peas GPB/17 Sweet peas
Silver-Gilt Flora Eversley Nursery GPB/2 Ornamental grasses
Silver-Gilt Flora Harkness Roses GPD/9 Roses
Silver-Gilt Flora Hoyland Plant Centre GPD/11 Agapanthus & Tulbaghia
Silver-Gilt Flora J.S.Pennings 'De Bilt' GPG/22 Hyacinths
Silver-Gilt Flora Jamaica Horticultural Society GPB/13 Tropical flowers, foliage & fruits
Silver-Gilt Flora Mendip Bonsai Studio GPF/11 Bonsai
Silver-Gilt Flora Norfield Nurseries Limited GPF/15 Japanese maples
Silver-Gilt Flora Oak Tree Nursery GPG/16 Ornamental grasses
Silver-Gilt Flora Oska Copperfield Nursery Ltd GPG/14 Chrysanthemums
Silver-Gilt Flora Pheasant Acre Plants GPD/1 Gladioli
Silver-Gilt Flora Philip Tivey & Son GPB/3 Alstroemeria
Silver-Gilt Flora Potash Nursery GPB/1 Fuchsias
Silver-Gilt Flora Roger Platts Garden Design & Nurseries GPD/20 A Plantsman's Palette
Silver-Gilt Flora Solva Plants GPE/5 Heucheras, heucherellas & tiarellas
Silver-Gilt Flora Tendercare Nurseries Limited GPE/4 Trees, shrubs & herbaceous plants
Silver-Gilt Flora The Carnivorous Plant Society GPD/14 Carnivorous plants
Silver-Gilt Flora Three Counties Nurseries GPD/19 Aquilegias
Silver-Gilt Flora Westcountry Nurseries GPG/27 Lupins
Silver-Gilt Grenfell
Silver-Gilt Grenfell The Horticultural Society of Trinidad & Tobago GPF/8 Somewhere over the rainbow
Silver-Gilt Grenfell Zita Elze Flowers GPG/23 Floral Display
Silver-Gilt Hogg
Silver-Gilt Hogg Ken Muir Ltd GPB/10 Strawberries
Silver-Gilt Lindley
Silver-Gilt Lindley Pennard Plants GPC/25 100 years of vegetable growing

Silver Flora
Silver Flora Barnsdale Gardens GPG/17 Cottage garden plants Silver Flora Big Plant Nursery GPE/18 Ginkgo cultivars & associated plants
Silver Flora Bonsai Kai GPB/16 Bonsai
Silver Flora Coldharbour Nursery GPC/12 Hostas
Silver Flora D'Arcy & Everest GPC/9 Alpine troughs
Silver Flora Devine Nurseries GPD/23 Alliums & eremurus
Silver Flora Fibrex Nurseries Ltd GPG/25 Pelargoniums
Silver Flora Fibrex Nurseries Ltd GPG/25 Hardy ferns
Silver Flora Fleur de Lys GPC/10 Conservatory plants
Silver Flora Gateshead Council GPF/10 Window of opportunity
Silver Flora Graeme Iddon Cut Flower Displays GPB/12 Cut flowers
Silver Flora Hartside Nursery Garden GPD/13 Rock & alpine plants
Silver Flora Hippopottering Nursery GPF/21 Japanese maples
Silver Flora Isle of Wight Lavender GPD/10 Hardy & tender lavenders
Silver Flora Kelways GPF/7 Peonies & irises
Silver Flora Nagoya International Orchid Show Organizing Committee GPB/4 Orchids
Silver Flora Primrose Bank GPB/15 Hardy perennials
Silver Flora The Botanic Nursery GPD/18 Digitalis, Verbascum & Aquilegia
Silver Flora The Old Walled Garden GPG/26 National Collection of Callistemon
Silver Flora Topiary Arts GPF/17 Topiary
Silver Flora Tynings Climbers - National Collection of Passiflora GPG/7 Hardy & conservatory climbers
Silver Flora Victorian Violas GPG/19 Hardy perennial violas
Silver Flora W & S Lockyer GPG/13 Florist auriculas

Silver Knightian
Silver Knightian W Robinson & Son (Seeds & Plants) Ltd GPD/12 Vegetables

Bronze Flora
Bronze Flora Todd's Botanics GPC/5 Olive tress & drought-tolerant perennials
Bronze Grenfell
Bronze Grenfell British Florist Association GPA/3 Floral Display
Bronze Grenfell Somerset Postal Flowers GPF/20 Floral arrangement

Chelsea Flower Show 2009
Gold British Mycological Society GPH/3 Out of sight out of mind: Fungi
Gold Writhlington School Orchid Project GPH/5 Working orchid propagation laboratory

Silver-Gilt Lindley
Silver-Gilt Lindley British Beekeepers' Association GPH/9 Bees need gardeners
Silver-Gilt Lindley Capel Manor College GPH/10 Compost - Don't throw it away

Silver Lindley
Silver Lindley Sparsholt College Hampshire GPH/6 Seasonal Survival: Weather Proof Planting
Silver Lindley UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) GPH/13 Changing climate effect on growing seasons
Silver Lindley Writtle College GPH/4 Appearance, atmosphere & use of garden

Bronze Lindley
Bronze Lindley Centrepoint/ National Trust/ Capel Manor College GPH/8 Octagonal vegetable garden
Bronze Lindley The University of Reading GPH/11 Effect of green walls & roofs on cooling buildings

The ultimate event in the gardening calendar

Nowhere makes gardening more fashionable than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A catwalk of colour and creativity, the brightest new ideas, the latest trends and the pinnacle of design make this show the one the world wants to see. So make sure you're there to enjoy gardening at its most gorgeous and glamorous.

Nowhere makes gardening more fashionable than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A catwalk of colour and creativity, the brightest new ideas, the latest trends and the pinnacle of design make this show the one the world wants to see. So make sure you're there to enjoy gardening at its most gorgeous and glamorous.
Nowhere makes gardening more fashionable than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A catwalk of colour and creativity, the brightest new ideas, the latest trends and the pinnacle of design make this show the one the world wants to see. So make sure you're there to enjoy gardening at its most gorgeous and glamorous.
Nowhere makes gardening more fashionable than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A catwalk of colour and creativity, the brightest new ideas, the latest trends and the pinnacle of design make this show the one the world wants to see. So make sure you're there to enjoy gardening at its most gorgeous and glamorous.

Travelling to the show
We recommend visitors travel to the show by public transport. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is located within the Transport for London congestion zone.
To find out more on how to navigate to the showground from other areas of London, go to the Transport for London Journey Planner.

Sloane Square Underground Station (on the District and Circle Line) is a 10-minute walk.

Bus numbers 11, 137, 211, 239, 360 and 452 stop closest to the showground, while bus numbers 19, 22, 319 and C1 stop at Sloane Square.
For further information on underground and bus travel visit the Transport for London website or call 020 7222 1234.

Victoria is the closest mainline station. A shuttle service runs between Victoria train station and the show from 7am to 8pm each day (6pm final day).
Adult: £2/£3.50 return. Children, senior citizens, Oyster card and Travel card holders: £2/£3 return.
For further information on rail services visit the National Rail Enquiries website or call 08457 484950.

Public parking, including for orange/blue badge holders, is available in Battersea Park. Battersea Park is located outside the Transport for London congestion zone and is approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the show. Alternatively, a park and ride service is available.
There are more than 2,000 spaces available from Tuesday to Friday, and on Saturday a lesser number of spaces are available due to other public events in Battersea Park.
Wandsworth Council parking charges apply: cars £25* per day, £15* after 2.30pm; motorcycles: no charge; coaches £30*.
* Please note: These prices were quoted to us by Wandsworth Council and are, as far as we are aware, correct, but should be checked before parking.

Bicycle racks will be available in Burton’s Court.

Coach companies must apply for a police set down/pick up permit in advance. To apply, e-mail details of the number of coaches, the day(s) of attendance, name and address to .

Disabled visitors
Parking is available in Battersea Park as above. Buses with wheelchair access run regularly to and from the show. Visitors needing to use the mobility bus should advise the parking stewards on arrival at Battersea Park.
Attendants cannot be provided but one companion is admitted free of charge per wheelchair user, visually impaired visitor or other person whose disability necessitates a carer.
Wheelchairs are available for loan, but must be reserved in advance.
For information on wheelchair loan call 0845 260 7000 from 5 January 2009. Limited availability. The closing date for booking is 15 May 2009.

The Rock Bank Restaurant offers a full English breakfast, three-course lunches, and late afternoon/early evening meals. To book a table, call 0845 260 7000 from 27 October 2008 during office hours (booking line closes two days before the relevant show day). Limited availability; please book early to avoid disappointment.
Restaurant bookings cost
Breakfast £15.50 Lunch £49.50 Dinner £49.50

Hospitality packages
If you’re looking for something special for your corporate hospitality calendar, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is an occasion not to be missed. Enjoy the finest hospitality at the most prestigious flower show in the world.
Find out more and book your package

For details of hotel accommodation, contact Expotel, quoting CFS2009. E-mail:, visit or call 0845 054 8740.

Catalogue information
Catalogues cost £5 (plus £1.50 p&p in advance). Catalogues can be ordered in advance by calling 0844 209 0353, when buying your tickets online or bought on the day. The last day for ordering catalogues in advance is 29 April 2009.
Please note that catalogues will be posted first class during the week before the show.
This service is ONLY available within the UK.

The showground
For reasons of comfort and safety, children under five, babes in arms, pushchairs and prams are not admitted under any circumstances.
There is no re-admission once you leave the showground.
No animals admitted to the show, except for registered guide or assistance dogs.
Please note that this is a temporary, outdoor event on open parkland and is subject to varying weather and ground conditions. Although some temporary trackway is laid, much of the event is on open ground and care must be taken. We therefore advise that you check the weather forecast for the day of your visit, consider the nature of the event and the effects of any inclement weather on surface conditions, and wear suitable clothing and footwear. In extreme weather conditions, access may be restricted in the interest of safety.
Visitors will be subject to security searches.
Access information for disabled visitors
Full details on access to and around the showground

Terms & conditions
Tickets are sold subject to the terms and conditions of issue.
You should note that in the event of cancellation or curtailment of the whole or part of the event, only limited refunds are available. A full copy of the terms and conditions (including refund policy) is available online or by writing to the Membership Department, RHS, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE.

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday:
8am – 8pm

8am – 5.30pm

Ticket prices
See the show first and its best at one of two members-only days - Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 May.

Join the RHS today
Gain access to members’ days or save up to £22 on a pair of public day tickets
(two members’ tickets = £64, two public tickets = £86)

RHS members rates (in advance) Day(s) 8am–8pm 3.30–8pm 5.30–8pm
Tue 19 £48 £24 £15.50
Wed 20 £39 £21 £13.50
Thu 21, Fri 22 £39 £21 £13.50
Sat 23 * £32 n/a n/a

Public rates Day(s) 8am–8pm 3.30–8pm 5.30–8pm
Thu 21, Fri 22 £43 £24 £18.50
Sat 23 * £43 n/a n/a
* The show closes at 5.30pm on Sat 23 May

Children under five, babes in arms, prams and pushchairs are not admitted.
£1.75 fee per booking (RHS members exempt)


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