The Chelsea Flower Show 2017

London is celebrating the world’s most prestigious flower show this week – The Chelsea Flower Show. This year sees another showstopper including walking trees and flamenco dancers! An annual opportunity to absorb creativity at its best.

At Pearl & Pear we have been particularly drawn to the BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. All five have been created to demonstrate that gardens are the best place to escape and indulge senses. Just as we feel about events.

Chris Evans who aired his show from the gardens yesterday and said of the event, “I’m beyond thrilled to be taking the Radio 2 Breakfast Show to Chelsea Flower Show and to work with Mary Berry on one of the Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens. We’re going al fresco and gardening bonkers. We cannot wait.” Neither could we.

BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden

Scent plays a pivotal role in any garden. Include favourite fragrance designer Jo Malone in the creation and you’re onto a winner. She used her clever nose to choose unique smells that lure visitors into enjoying this exceptional garden.

The Anneka Rice Colour Cutting Garden

Anticipate lots of gold in this floral masterpiece (tradition for 50th anniversaries). Sarah Raven has literally filled every square inch of space with flowers. It really does do what it says on the tin and makes you feel good.

The Chris Evans Taste Garden

Designed by Jon Wheatley, he asked baking legend Mary Berry to help celebrate the tastiest plants growing in UK gardens. Expect plants that boost your health and wellbeing, excite and thrill your palate and consequently enhance your lifestyle.

The Zoe Ball Listening Garden

You know the feeling when you stand too close to a speaker at a concert? This garden designed by James Alexander-Sinclair aims to reproduce the feeling. Imagine that sense of feeling music through your whole body. The garden itself will be silent with sound only visible in water patterns. We love that the music will be from the last 50 years of Radio 2.

The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden

Most noteworthy, this immersive garden designed by Matt Keightley features soft and elegant planting alongside bold geometric forms.

Plan Your Visit

Show times – Tuesday – Friday (23 – 26 May) 8am – 8pm

Saturday (27 May) 8am – 5.30pm (sell-off begins at 4pm)

Please note there is now very limited ticket availability. You are advised to secure your tickets through The Chelsea Flower Show website here.

With special thanks to our industry expert

Sophie Clark

Sophie Clark

Pearl & Pear

Originally from Yorkshire and now London based, Sophie combines her freelance writing with developing campaigns that tap into the culture of now and generate meaningful awareness. Since setting up her communications business, Belle et Bien, her clients and limitless curiosity for all things health, wellbeing, lifestyle and travel related provide a constant source of inspiration.

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