The Royal Horticultural Society’s annual flagship event, the Chelsea Flower Show kicked off on Tuesday morning. Widely regarded as the top flower and garden show in the world a medal at this festival which runs this week at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea can send a career to that of a superstar in the Horticultural world.
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Thu, 27 Jul, 2017
Greening Grey Britain is an RHS initiative to convert dreary grey and tarmacked spaces into beautiful green and vibrant garden areas.
Wed, 24 May, 2017
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Sat, 28 Jan, 2017
Members of Britain’s royal family and celebrities were the first to get a glimpse of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, which features everything from a train carriage as part of a 550sq m planted-up station to a garden of bizarre gadgetry by Diarmuid Gavin which comes to life every 15 minutes.
Tue, 24 May, 2016
Irish designer Diarmuid Gavin has backed a black Chelsea Flower Show designer who complained that gardening is filled with “double-barrelled” people.
Sun, 22 May, 2016
The home of the late gardener and artist Brian Cross, Lakemount, is an Eden to be enjoyed and admired, writes
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Gerald Kean mentors golfer Brian Casey in the first episode of The Speech on RTÉ One tomorrow.
Sat, 09 May, 2015
Mary Reynolds caused a stir when she became Ireland’s first gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2002 in a category which included Britain’s Prince Charles.
Sun, 24 Aug, 2014
That’s the question Peter Dowdall poses this week on foot of new research into the life cycle of garden plants.
Sun, 17 Aug, 2014
Unusual Violas can be a great addition to the garden, depending on what you plant them with.
Sun, 13 Jul, 2014
A young garden designer has become the youngest gold medal winner ever at the Chelsea Flower Show with the help of an Irish-based sculptor and engineering company.
Wed, 21 May, 2014
A Cork-based German sculptor is looking to make a splash at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, as his latest creation is set to feature prominently in an award-winning British designer’s exhibition at the world famous garden event.
Mon, 28 Apr, 2014
The cliffs of the Seven Heads in west Cork are garnished with confections of sea pinks in full bloom, blankets of yellow kidney vetch and mantles of golden bird’s-foot trefoil.
Tue, 04 Jun, 2013
Diarmuid Gavin has missed out on designing a garden for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show — but is planning the biggest ever garden at Hampton Court.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2013
FOR gardeners, a visit to one of the many Royal Horticultural Society flower shows is a treat, and 2013 promises to be one of the most memorable years.
Sun, 13 Jan, 2013
Gardeners know there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.
Sat, 29 Sep, 2012
Charlie Wilkins sings an ode to Joy on the publication of her most recent book, Just Vegetating
Sat, 07 Jul, 2012
Diarmuid Gavin is defying Chelsea Flower Show chiefs by vowing to take visitors up his 80ft (24m) high pyramid garden in a lift.
Sat, 19 May, 2012
Hannah Stephenson finds hardy fruits need time to chill out in the winter to encourage growth of flowers.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2012
CELEBRITY gardener Diarmuid Gavin has called for a halt to the spending of any more taxpayers’ money on the relocation of his Irish Sky Garden in Cork.
Mon, 19 Dec, 2011
THE idea for a contemporary garden in Cork was the brainchild of William Gallinsky, the former director of the Cork Midsummer Festival.
Fri, 02 Dec, 2011
MAVERICK garden designer Diarmuid Gavin’s award-winning “flying garden” is expected to feature at this year’s Cork Midsummer Festival.
Wed, 25 May, 2011
GARDENING can help boost a child’s development and make them happier, research suggests today.
Mon, 28 Jun, 2010
A GARDEN involving prison inmates and the homeless is competing for top honours against a luxury design featuring a swimming pool and spa at the world’s most famous flower show.
Mon, 24 May, 2010
A DESIGN combining Swedish modernism with an English cottage garden, and a display inspired by “Fen tigers” who lived off the landscape, are among the winners of the top awards at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Wed, 20 May, 2009
A TOPLESS model poses in the foliage, environmentalists plead for the water vole, yoga enthusiasts balance on tip-toe amid the plants.
Tue, 20 May, 2008