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Highlights from RHS Chelsea Flower Show

After a two year wait, RHS Chelsea Flower Show proved again why it's the world's greatest horticultural event.

28th September 2021 | By Jessica Wigmore

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is an important part of our calendar and it is always a joy to collaborate with garden designers and help bring their visions to life. In 2020 we launched PlantBox, our modular, stackable living wall system and we were thrilled when it was shortlisted for the RHS Chelsea Sustainable Garden Product of the Year in 2021. We have a mission to reconnect people with nature and it was a pleasure to share our passion for vertical greening with everyone who visited the PlantBox trade stand throughout the week. We were also proud to see PlantBox in use in five other locations across the show, from a compact container garden, through to the ‘Best Show Garden’ Winner; The Guangzhou Garden.

The Guangzhou Garden

Our modular PlantBox living wall system featured in the award-winning Guangzhou Garden. Co-designed by landscape architects Peter Chmiel and Chin-Jung Chen of Grant Associates, the garden won both a Gold Award and the coveted ‘Best Show Garden’ Award. Our PlantBox living walls sat within the woodland dell section and supported one of the garden’s core environmental strategies; improving air quality by using technology and nature working in harmony, a concept of the “green lung”. Active Air technology developed in collaboration with engineers We Design For, was installed, piping clean air created from the living wall into the garden’s ‘social heart’ central structure for people to enjoy.

Pharmacy of House Plants

Designed by the Edible Bus Stop, the Pharmacy of House Plants was a collaboration with Patch Plants. It explored the biophilic benefits of green space – interior and exterior – and how they are vital to the wellbeing of mankind and the planet. The designers created a contemporary interpretation of a traditional pharmacy. Instead of displaying tonics or pills to offer relief to your ailments, this pharmacy exhibited a cornucopia of stunning plants representing healing products. Our PlantBox system was used to create a living wall that ran up one side of the stand and spilled out onto the roof. Congratulations to the designers for picking up a Silver Gilt Medal.

Pharmacy of House Plants Stand RHS Chelsea 2021 PlantBox The Hot Tin Roof Container Garden

RHS Young Designer of the Year Finalist, Ellie Edkins, used our PlantBox stackable planter in a creative way in the design of The Hot Tin Roof Garden. The garden was inspired by a life lived by the beach but designed for an urban area. Ellie demonstrated how effective vertical greening can be in a limited space. The PlantBox living wall worked well divided by an integrated shelf and filled with vibrant ferns.

Mains2Rains

PlantBox was selected for integration on the Main2Rains stand due to its integrated water reservoir and ability to minimise water wastage. The Mains2Rains campaign brings water into focus, helping gardeners adopt nature-based water management techniques. By pledging mains2rains, gardeners can build climate resilience at home and benefit their garden, the planet, wildlife and people. This is a Knowledge Transfer partnership (KTP) between the RHS and Cranfield University, funded by Innovate UK.

RHS Chelsea Mains2Rains PlantBoxSustainable Garden Product of the Year Showcase

Earlier this year PlantBox was shortlisted for the RHS Sustainable Garden Product of the Year Award, an annual competition which recognises the most creative and innovative horticultural products across the UK. The finalists were displayed in the Great Pavilion for the duration of the show. It was great to see PlantBox nestled among this creative display!

RHS Chelsea Sustainable Garden Product of the Year Finalist 2021For information about PlantBox and our living wall services call +44 (0)1243 572118 or email enquiries@biotecture.uk.com