GLADE IN CHELSEA
It may be the grandest dame of garden fêtes, but the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is far from old-fashioned. As well as the showcase of species in the Grand Pavilion and seed-selling stalls, there are inspired ideas for next-generation growers. We’re looking forward to Plants Work, a home office set created by Ikea and Indoor Garden Design to demonstrate the health and productivity benefits of plants.
Elsewhere, contemporary British landscape designer Sarah Price’s Mediterranean-inspired show garden ( left), a haven of pomegranate trees and the first pink-petalled Lagerstroemia indica (commonly known as crepe myrtle) ever to be shown at Chelsea, is a real treat of colour and scent. Be sure to stop for an afternoon cup of Darjeeling in Wedgwood’s elegant Tea Conservatory, open from 4pm (22–26 May; rhs.org.uk).