With the announcement that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been moved from May to September for the first time in the world famous event’s 108 year history, naturally the news made this morning’s BBC Radio Four Today programme, as did a mention of Horatio’s Garden!
With Justin Webb hosting, the presenter shared the news and then began to interview acclaimed landscape designer, Bunny Guinness, whom many of you will be familiar as the designer of Horatio’s Garden Midlands, as well as one of the regular panelists on Gardeners’ Question Time.
Naturally, Bunny agreed that moving the Show was the right thing to do and shared that she thought there would in fact be many wonderful things to see thanks to the event’s new date.
She assured listeners that having the opportunity to encounter a host of thriving autumnal plants, as well as vegetables in season, would be a vibrant delight and that whilst it won’t be RHS Chelsea quite as we know it, the spirit of this equally stunning season would most certainly be captured.
It was at this point that Bunny generously mentioned the charity in connection with the news, as she shared with audiences that she would be doing the planting for our stand and that the event’s postponement means we can now likely grow our RHS Chelsea Flower Show plants with patients in our gardens across the country.
Of course, everyone is looking forward to the event more than ever this year and little things like this will certainly make the occasion feel particularly special for everyone attending.
We hope that this is just the beginning of all the brilliant, new, unexpected scenes we’ll be seeing at RHS Chelsea this year!