Brilliance in Bloom

Show Gardens

Did you know...

  • The garden is a culmination of effort, work and inspiration from the team of eight garden sponsors, including; Stark & Greensmith who donated the steel panels, Simon Probyn who crafted the sculptures, the Palm Centre who donated the plants and Friends of Dorking who will re-home many of the plants to public spaces after the show
  • Vintage Italian tiles create the mosaic made by Nickie Bonn & Art4Space and will be sold after the show

About the garden

Brilliance in Bloom is a platform for craftspeople in small organisations to showcase their skills on a huge stage. Every element of the garden exhibits the talents of designers and makers, working on tight budgets, to make beautiful spaces for people to enjoy. The space demonstrates what can be achieved when people draw on their natural talents and unite to barter, borrow and re-use the resources to hand.

The planting is a riot of fun, using Helenium and Achillea in fiery colours, interspersed with striking Imperata ‘Red Baron’ for structural and visual texture. All the plants and materials will be re-used and distributed to maximise the garden’s positive impact and minimise waste.

Thanks also to Friends of Dorking, Mears Group, The Palm Centre, Rolawn and Dyofix.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.