Chelsea Flower Show 2024 – supporting the Agricultural industry

I was delighted to visit the Chelsea flower show to discuss the issues in the Agricultural Industry. The Chelsea Flower show came 5th in world to do list. it is a show of excellence and creativity and is now in its 111 year. It showcases horticultural skill and is the most sustainable green audit; water and biodiversity; garden tourist gen 3 billion ;

Chelsea facilitates scientific and other work; it showcases scientific plants for purpose ;

flood mitigation, pollution and greening cities; This year they are including children – the Children’s Judges Panel which picked the Octavia Hill Garden; and the Garden titled no adults allowed; it teaches children about plant names and RHS supports plant a tree campaign for school gardening; pocket gardens in hospitals; future national gardens; environmental horticultural groups.   

there are Key industry challenges and problems.

every school to grow a plant to focus on education; the planning system to look at where reservoirs are placed; Green space is important;

growers, retailers and manufacturers are all working to a 20% reduction in carbon footprint 

Water aid garden and the use of grey water. 

Whilst there are many challenges in the industry these challenges and that of climate change are being met by research. the CFS hopes to be peat free by 2025. 


IThis garden ( right) The Octavia Hill Garden was chosen by the Children Judges Panel as the best garden . One in three people in Britain do not have access to a natural green space within 15 minutes walk from their home. Gardens of all shapes and sizes have the power to help people and nature thrive.

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The Sustainable Garden is an exhibit from last year and was recycled for this Garden.

Names of the trees

No adults allowed in the garden! I received a sticker and then entered. There was a slide and a tree house.

The clematis were all grown in peat free soil and RHS Chelsea hopes to be peat free by 2025.

Mushrooms growing in the greenhouse; a display and the Asian Hornet is a concern for the industry.