Only 193 Sleeps ‘Til…

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Only 193 Sleeps ‘Til…

Lewis | November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

…the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016!

With Christmas, all I seem to hear is “only x amount of sleeps until Christmas”, or other variants of the phrase. However, all the while I am excited for the festive period, duty calls first! And one of my duties here at Oakleigh Manor is to keep the Blog updated and as a result, keep our ever-growing and loving audience in the loop with everything going on within the company and also in our industry.

As such, in my research of recent developments in the world of Landscape Design and Build, I paid a little cyber-visit to a website called House to Home and to my surprise, yesterday they published an article giving the reader a very early insight into next year’s Chelsea Flower Show. It feels like only yesterday we were talking about this year’s edition of the world’s most prestigious gardening event! However, if next year will be anything like this, I’m sure we are in for a real treat. Just for a gauge, check out the featured image for the blog article; this was a show garden from this year and it’s absolutely stunning! So let’s delve in to what has been so kindly revealed…

In my opinion, what makes Garden Design so special in the 21st Century is that it is a field that is interpreted differently all over the world. As a result, so many different designs, planting schemes and the ilk are seen every year at Chelsea and 2016 promises to be no different! According to the article, designs from landscapers from countries as far afield as Cambodia to Chile will be on show. There are nearly 11,000 miles between the two nations as the crow flies, so just imagine what genius lies within!

For me, the largest attractions are those beneath the glass marquee. I only say this through personal preference, as this is the gathering place for over 100 exhibitions, all of them presented by the world’s best in gardening, landscaping and floral arrangement. With visitor numbers expected be over 150,000 across the Show, if this year’s figures are used a a guide, you can bet that is place will be alive with activity!

There will be a number of debutants and well as repeat visitors, giving you the chance to not only see some new designs, but also to see how Chelsea regulars are evolving in their field. If this is what you want to see, perhaps the central monument site of the Show may be for you, as a well-known nursery is returning with their ‘floral train station’. I know, this intrigues me too!

However, don’t take my word for it; every aspect of the Chelsea Flower Show is worth seeing; you only have to do a little research to know how popular it is, not only amongst visitors, but also exhibitors as they battle it out to win the title of Best Show Garden.

If you missed the opportunity this year, tickets for 2016 go on sale next month on the RHS website for a great couple of days in May. Hopefully, the weather will be kind!

I’ll see you there, shall I?

Photo credit: Karen Roe / / CC BY

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