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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show was back this year, albeit with an unfamiliar September date. This is the world’s most prestigious flower show and showcases the best in garden design.

Highlights included Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith artisan garden celebrating Guide Dogs’ 90th Anniversary, with an emotive, wildflower garden. With its dog-friendly planting, this was a simple but striking and memorable garden.

Guide Dogs’ 90th Anniversary

Paul Hervey Brookes mentored five designers in the new Container Gardens category. Each garden was just 4m x 3m, enclosed by hedging with a gravel or slate floor:

The Hot Tin Roof Garden designed by Ellie Edkins evoked beach life, but designed for an urban area. While John McPherson’s Pop Street Garden was vibrant and playful, inspired by pop art. The IBC Pocket Forest designed by Sara Edwards was reminiscent of Milan’s Bosco Verticale. Mika Misawa created a little slice of Japan with her Tranquil Space in the City garden. While the thoughtful Stolen Soul Garden from Anna Dabrowska-Jaudi drew attention to ‘invisible’ mental health issues.

Hot Tin Roof Garden

Pop Street Garden

Over in the Great Pavillion, Dave Green created the Mains2Rains installation in the discovery zone with its important conversation on water management in gardens.

Practicality Brown supplied Practical Instant Hedge™ to these gardens, either forming green backdrops or within the design concept itself

Tranquil Space in the City Garden


Moreton Show 2024
Fri 12 Apr 2024

Moreton Show 2024 celebrates its 75th anniversary on Saturday, September 7th, promising an exhilarating agricultural extravaganza. Situated in the idyllic North Cotswolds, the event highlights rare livestock breeds, boasts over 30 Horse of the Year qualifiers and features the beloved Shetland Pony Grand National and Livestock Grand Parade.

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Thu 11 Apr 2024

Dragonfly Framing Ltd. and Bicester Art Network are bringing together an amazing collection of local artists to exhibit their work during Oxfordshire Artweeks 2024. There are several art exhibitions popping up in Bicester and the surrounding area that promise to surprise and delight visitors.

Karen Joy Art
Thu 11 Apr 2024

I love exhibiting where I can be present and talk to the visitors about my art about my art and art in general so I’m thrilled that my first exhibition of the year is Oxfordshire Artweeks (no 4 in the catalogue)

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Tue 9 Apr 2024

Contemporary artist Chloe Brown, who has a permanent art display at Aintree, the home of the Grand National, is opening her Bicester studio during Oxfordshire Artweeks and welcoming visitors to come and meet her and see her work. Esther Lafferty finds out more.