RHS Chelsea Flower Show - history of Crocus

Chelsea Designers

Over the last 12 years we have worked with these designers at Chelsea. All of them won a gold medal and most of them were lucky enough to win the coveted Best in Show Award.

But more valuable even than the medals that they have won, has been the inspiration and ideas that they have given us about different plants: new ways of combining them and different planting styles. This means we are able to constantly update our range with new varieties and to show you how best to combine them with other plants.

We feel that it is only by working with best and brightest minds in gardening that we can always give you the best choice of plants and with that, endless inspiration. It’s why we do Chelsea.

Sarah Price

2018 sees us return to work with Sarah Price at Chelsea having last worked with her in 2012. With an artistic background, Sarah brings an artistic, "painterly" approach to design. Similar to the effect an arresting painting can have on you, her gardens have an incredibly immersive feel.

James Basson

We loved working with James Basson on the Best in Show garden in 2017. It was also a real honour to win the award for the best constructor this year - the first time this award plus Best in Show and gold medal went to the same garden. James makes gardens which celebrate plants in their wild state and for this garden he looked to Malta.

Andy Sturgeon

Andy’s garden in 2016 was a popular best in show winner. Full of emotional resonance, the garden was Mediterranean in style. The hard landscaping used windows of cor-ten steel, with raised linear walkways and dry stone walls of limestone. All of which was offset with beautiful planting in a palette of orange, citrus and purple.

Dan Pearson

Winner of the best in show award in 2015, Dan Pearson’s garden for Laurent-Perrier was inspired by the grounds of Chatsworth House in the Derbyshire Dales.

Luciano Giubbilei

In 2014 Luciano Giubbilei created a garden for Laurent-Perrier which won a gold medal and the much-coveted best in show. The garden was cool and contemplative in its design, creating an intriguing interplay between natural elements and geometric structure.

Christopher Bradley Hole

Christopher Bradley-Hole’s garden in 2013 used the Japanese approach to garden design juxtaposed with a rendition of the English Landscape. Winning a gold medal, the concept recreated geometric field patterns, woodlands and a winding river on a much smaller scale.

Arne Maynard

Arne’s gardens always have lovely structural elements, and this was no exception. Winning a gold medal in 2012, he used his signature copper beech, box topiary, hazel and roses. His choice of perennials were designed to create a deliciously scented garden in shades of pink and claret that would delight senses of smell and sight at the same time.

Cleve West

Winning a gold medal and best in show in 2011, this was Cleve's 8th Garden at Chelsea and is loosely inspired by a trip to Libya he made in 2010. The planting was jewel like - the yellows and deep garnets dazzling against the hard landscaping. Everywhere you look there is a plant that is special or unusual.

Tom Stuart-Smith

Tom’s design in 2010 won the best in show award and a gold medal. The garden contrasted strong, elegant, modern frameworth with airy planting, using a predominantly green palette to provide an emphasis on form and texture.

Ulf Nordfjell

In 2009 we worked with Ulf Nordfjell to create a gold medal and best in show-winning garden. Ulf is a botanist, ceramicist and landscape designer. His work is characterised by two things: an ability to set contemporary buildings in a garden setting and a desire to choose plants that have their genetic origins in the landscape beyond.

26 Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show

2017
Best in show
M&G Garden by James Basson
M&G Garden
James Basson
2016
Best in show
The Daily Telegraph Garden by Andy Sturgeon
The Daily Telegraph Garden
Andy Sturgeon
2015
Best in show
Dan Pearson
Laurent-Perrier Garden
Dan Pearson
2014
Best in show
Laurent-Perrier Garden by Luciano Giubbilei
Laurent-Perrier Garden
Luciano Giubbilei
2013
The Daily Telegraph Garden by Christopher Bradley Hole
The Daily Telegraph Garden
Christopher Bradley Hole
2012
Laurent Perrier Garden by Arne Maynard
Laurent Perrier Garden
Arne Maynard
2012
The Daily Telegraph Garden by Sarah Price
The Daily Telegraph Garden
Sarah Price
2011
Best in show
The Daily Telegraph by Cleve West
The Daily Telegraph
Cleve West