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The Ideas We’re Taking From Chelsea Flower Show 2024

The Ideas We’re Taking From Chelsea Flower Show 2024

There’s nothing better than walking through a meadow of British wildflowers, whether it be a sea of white oxeye daisies, a sweet patch of forget-me-nots, or the rich and cheerful pink of the red campion flower.

And while heading out on our Wildlife Walk offers a great opportunity to spot some native wildflowers in the wild when visiting the Farm Park, now you can take them home and transform your own outside space.

Small (and large) British gardens can become a real haven for wildlife when sown with the right seeds, forming an important space for nature to thrive. Our Wildscape seed packs don’t just bring an abundance of colour to your outside space, but also provide a valuable source of food to bees and other insects as they come out of hibernation.

Today we’re sharing a few tips on how to use our Wildscape seed packs to help wildlife, while also delivering maximum impact across your own garden (as inspired by our favourites from Chelsea Flower Show!)

Chelsea Flower Show 2024: What We Learnt

The 2024 Flower Show was focussed, as ever, on sustainability, wildlife-friendly planting, and of course an abundance of life and colour.

The People’s Choice Best Show Garden was one that put great emphasis on biodiversity, showing how urban spaces can be transformed with the right approach to design and planting – combining accessible viewing platforms and spaces with dense patches of both native and non-native plants.

Meanwhile the Best Balcony / Container Garden was won by a hanging green garden that proves anything is possible – and that even the smallest of outside areas can be brought to life with the right approach to planting and design.

Regardless of the space you have available, here are just a few ways of transforming that space with the help of Wildscape – and a little creative vision!

Pocket Woodlands

There’s something incredibly peaceful and relaxing about the dappled floor of a woodland, dotted with patches of sunlight and different coloured flowers.

One of the themes that kept appearing across the 2024 Flower Show was a bias towards woodland planting, creating contrasts between tall trees and coloured carpets of flowers. You can bring ideas like this into your own garden by planting our Wildscape Shade Splendour mix around the base of tall trees.

Recycled Planters

If your outside space doesn’t have natural grass on which to sprinkle and sow one of our seed mixes, then this Chelsea Flower Show-inspired trend is for you.

Across the 2024 show, we saw a rise in the number of planters made from recycled materials – from wooden crates to metal containers, old tyres, and more. Anything can be transformed into a planter with the right lining and placement in your garden, with our Annual Bloom mix adding effortless colour that lasts throughout the spring and summer.

Wild Gardens

This is arguably our favourite trend – and one which we believe most accurately represents the true nature of a British wildflower meadow.

Wild gardens are those which steer away from manicured borders and straight hedges – instead combining different plants and wildflowers to create an outside space which feels like it’s always alive and adapting.

The benefit of a wilder approach to gardening is that there will always be something new to enjoy – not to mention, the bees and other insects will love for you it!

Rewild your own Landscape

Chelsea Flower Show may have showcased hours of work from UK gardeners and designers, but we believe that gardening for your own enjoyment and for wildlife doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming.

Our Wildscape seed packs are designed to be scattered and sown, cared for, and then enjoyed. It’s as simple as that. Armed with instructions on the back of each pack, with information about what to do and when, creating your own celebration of British wildflowers in your own garden couldn’t be easier.

Visit us at the Cotswold Farm Park for inspiration and ideas, and to pick up your own packs of seeds.

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