Plant Belles at Chelsea and other RHS Flower Shows
"From my garden, to the RHS gardens, to the Chelsea Flower Show and beyond…”
Our ‘grow-thru’ plant supports and wirework for the garden have now been seen in RHS and National Trust gardens for over 10 years, and as exhibitors at RHS Flower Shows, inc. Chelsea Flower Show for over 5 years.
Our debut at this prestigious gardening event back in 2014 was a great success, from a scary start, building our stand on a scrubby bank, we were shocked and very proud to receive a Three Gold Star trade stand award for the "outstanding display", in our first year!
We have managed to repeat this success year on year (not without our fair share of challenges, see or Chelsea story unfold below).
Last year 2019, to celebrate our 10 yr birthday, we designed and launched our new 'Grande Plant Belle' collection and became finalist in the 'RHS Chelsea Garden Product Of The Year'.
This year we are having a gap year from Chelsea, as we are building a mega new workshop which could cause a bit of disruption at Plant Belles HQ this Spring. Therefore, for this year only, we decided to relieve the pressure on the team (as Chelsea requires all hands on deck and some!) to focus on fulfilling mail orders, whilst fine tuning our new and more efficient making spaces.
Year 1 - The Debut: Plant Belles at RHS Chelsea 2014
Launched at RHS Chelsea 2015, our new Plant Trellis called Climbing Squares...
Year 2 - Two RHS Shows in one year: Plant Belles at RHS Tatton Park 2015, our first 4 Star Award for display!
Year 3 - Hampton Court v Chelsea: RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016. Images by Nicolas Hodgson Photography.
Year 4 & 5 - Head down gaining experience. Chelsea Flower Show 2017 & 2018.
Year 6 - A Grande Year for Plant Belles. To celebrate our 10 year anniversary we designed and launched 3 new 'Grande Plant Belles' . Chelsea was to be the unveiling. To our fantastic surprise and delight, the new Belle designs were selected as finalists for the 2019 'RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year'.
Year 7 - Chelsea gap year. For one year only will not be exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show. Due to our shiny new / improved / replacement workshop build and opening, this Spring 2020. Pictures to follow (on writing this we are still at groundwork's stage - not a pretty sight!)