Friday 22nd May 2020
In November last year, we announced the exciting news that we were showing an organic garden on Main Avenue at the RHS Chelsea Flower show 2020. Teaming up with award-winning garden designer Tom Massey to feature a show garden with a diverse range of habitats and a rich tapestry of flowering plants to encourage wildlife and support pollinators.
Yeo Valley owner and keen gardener Sarah Mead was particularly looking forward to the show “The design was a direct lift from our organic garden in Blagdon with the aim of showcasing organic farming to even more people. We were going to build a Mendip stone wall on site using walling borrowed from the farm and returned afterwards. The idea was to ask people to consider organic practices and to put nature first, as we do here on the farm.”
Unfortunately, the show was cancelled due to the coronavirus.
As well as donating many plants that were destined for the show to hospital grounds, we’ve also been working on our contribution to the virtual Chelsea Flower show with a video, containing footage and interviews from our organic garden in Blagdon. Some of this footage was taken last year when Tom came to visit the garden.
Click here to watch our virtual Chelsea video.
We were really looking forward to bringing our organic garden to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year but we feel very lucky to have been able to continue taking part in this year’s show activities.