Chelsea 2017: Delight in the Dark

We are thrilled to be returning to RHS Chelsea Flower Show with 'Delight in the Dark'.

Illustration of 'Delight in the Dark'
Illustration of 'Delight in the Dark'

Situated in the Discovery Zone of the show, will explore the wonderful adaptations that enable plants to thrive in the shade.

We will demonstrate that by understanding the ecology of shade plants and harnessing their natural talents, even the most challenging space can be beautiful.

Designed by Janina Lileikyte and Lucy Summers, the garden represents an urban basement space. We will demonstrate that through careful plant choice it is possible to make shady, overlooked spaces such as these thrive.

We are excited to be bringing iridescent plants to Chelsea, and will invite visitors to interact with these plants using lights and 3D glasses. Staffed by active scientists many of whom work within the botanical sciences, visitors will be able to get up close to the plants and discover the various mechanisms that enable them to thrive in shady areas.

Will you be going to Chelsea as a visitor?

If you are attending Chelsea as visitor, make sure you stop by to check out our iridescent plants and find out more about life in the shade. You will be able to find us in the Discovery Zone plot 230.