Join the RHS today and support our charity
Free personalised gardening advice
RHS members get reduced ticket prices
RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens
Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops
020 3176 5800
Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm
Make a donation
I have forgotten my password
Keep me signed in
Register for free to receive our newsletters, add comments to blogs/articles and to save content.
See what events are on near you and browse your bookmarked pages.
Don’t miss out - book in advance and save
Delightful designs on smaller plots, the 2017 Artisan Gardens enchanted visitors
Ishihara Kazuyuki’s ‘Gosho No Niwa’ was inspired by the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the former residence of the Emperor of Japan. The garden, which features pines, maples and moss, was intended to create a sense of peace and communal spirit and marked Ishihara’s 12th year at the show.
Winner of 13 RHS Gold medals, Sarah Eberle followed the Mediterranean theme with the ‘Viking Cruises Garden of Inspiration’ which featured date palms, citrus and succulents, and was based on the distinctive work of architect Antoni Gaudí, best known for the unfinished Sagrada Familia that dominates the Barcelona skyline.
‘The Seedlip Garden’ by Dr Catherine MacDonald, who returned for her second year, was a conceptual garden inspired by the story of Seedlip, the world’s first non-alcoholic spirits company. It was a celebration of alchemy and married 17th-century apothecary with the modern laboratory, featuring old-fashioned copper pipework and a planting palette influenced by plants listed in the influential 1651 book The Art of Distillation.
Following 2016’s ‘Best in Show’, Gary Breeze’s ‘The IBTC Lowestoft Broadland Boatbuilder’s Garden’ featured the replica of an 900-year-old beautifully crafted oak boat which was found on the Norfolk Broads. The garden, a marshland environment, also featured peas, garlic, kale and chives.
Additional Artisan creations included the ‘Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Centenary Garden’ by David Domoney, ‘Hagakure – Hidden Leaves’ by Shuko Noda, and newcomer Fiona Cadwallader’s ‘The Poetry Lover’s Garden’. Graham Bodle returned with the ‘Walker’s Wharf Garden’, and design duo Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith created a garden for World Horse Welfare.
the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9
We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.
Join the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9