Skip to site navigation

Important notice: by continuing to use our site you are deemed to have accepted our privacy and cookie policy

Pot Art!

Celebrities have teamed up with the RHS to wield their paintbrushes and create Pot Art.

Helping school children to garden

Pot decorated by Lawrence Llewellyn BowenIn support of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening, your favourite celebrities have teamed up with the RHS to wield their paintbrushes and create Pot Art! The miniature flower pots, decorated by a host of famous faces will be displayed at the spectacular 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower Show (22 – 26 May) and auctioned online to raise funds for the RHS Campaign for School Gardening, helping children and learn in a fun, practical and accessible way.

Pot Art celebrities

Pot decorated by Fearne CottonDame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Joan Collins, Rob Brydon, Sir Paul Smith, Lawrence Dallaglio, Pixie Lott and Fearne Cotton are just a few of the famous names who have created Pot Art for the RHS. Here is what a few of them had to say:

‘Painting the little pot was an absolute pleasure and I’m so pleased that all the money raised from the auction, will be going to the Royal Horticultural Society initiative - Campaign for School Gardening.’ Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen

‘I support you all the way’ Joanna Lumley

‘I was delighted when asked to decorate a little pot to be auctioned at RHS Chelsea, as it’s for a cause that’s impossible not to feel passionate about. The RHS Campaign for School Gardening is inspiring millions of children around the UK, to grow and eat healthy food. I hope the money raised from the selling of these marvellous little pots, helps the RHS in their quest to get every child in the UK gardening!’ Mary Berry

How to bid for a pot

Pot decorated by Dame Judi DenchThe online auction opens at 12 midday on Sunday 20 May and closes at 12 midday on Sunday 27 May.

Visit the special auction created by eBay for Charity, and bid for your favourite pot.

See the pots at Chelsea
If you’ve got tickets to 2012 RHS Chelsea, you can see Pot Art at the RHS Life exhibit on Main Avenue from Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 May 2012. There will also be interviews on the BBC with some of the Pot Art celebrities and please stay tuned to the RHS website for further updates! View our gallery of the celebrity pots.

Tickets for RHS Chelsea have now sold out, but tickets for RHS Shows at Hampton Court and Tatton Park are still available via