RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012
Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres
Gold medal winner
Andrew McIndoe is Managing Director of Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres and Designer of the Hillier Chelsea Exhibit for the past 23 years. He has helped to uphold the Company’s unprecedented record of 65 consecutive Gold Medals. He is an author, broadcaster, garden advisor and lectures widely on plants and gardens in the UK and abroad. He and his wife have a two acre garden, Sandhill Farm, near Romsey in Hampshire.
The Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars.
It used to be Britain’s largest flower show (it has now been overtaken by Hampton Court), but is still the most prestigious. From the beginning it has contained both nursery exhibits and model gardens. Every year there have been exhibits from foreign countries as well as from Britain.
It is the flower show most associated with the Royal family, who attend the opening day every year.
Whatever you love about gardening, there’s something for you at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
‘Fresh’ is a brand new area that includes modern, inventive gardens with new design ideas, along with tradestands offering ingenious new products.