The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 is in full swing. For the first time in 108 years, RHS has recognized the small balcony and container gardens that have followed the increased closure of gardeners. While these smaller spaces have not been judged like other Chelsea gardens, they certainly provide plenty of inspiration.
“We are very excited to be able to showcase these two new garden categories at the show this year, following the huge revival of horticulture during the epidemic,” says Helena Pettit, director of RHS Gardens and Exhibitions. “We want to show the thousands who visit the world’s largest flower show and the millions who watch BBC coverage at home what they can do with no room available.”
Looking for ideas for designing a small room? Take a look at the 10 beautiful balconies and container gardens below …
Landform Balcony Garden designed by Nicola Hale
The Landform Balcony Garden the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021, designed by Nicola Hale, is a celebration of how to turn small urban spaces into valuable wildlife refuges. Key features include bright sunflowers, salvia, asters, sculptural shrubs and a bistro table for al fresco dining.
“I’ve used a lot of sunflowers in part because it’s my favorite cut flower, and it’s great for bees, and later in the season, sunflower seeds attract birds,” says Nicola. “They’re bright, sunny, high or low, big, small, bright or delicious, and they always make you smile!”
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The Sky Sanctuary balcony garden was designed by Michael Coley
Balconies have been a lifeline for many because of the epidemic – and that’s it Sky Sanctuary Balcony Garden Designed by Michael Coley, that’s exactly what he’s celebrating. With a trendy hanging egg chair, outdoor lights and colorful borders, it shows you how to make the most of a small space.
“More and more people are living in high-rise homes with limited outdoor space,” the designers say. “This garden is meant to represent an escape from the hustle and bustle of the street below. It’s an easy place to relax and unwind.”
Arcadia Balcony Garden designed by Martha Krempel
The thriving balcony was designed by Alexandra Noble
“Balcony of flowering it proves that even small spaces can be practical, productive and enchanting, “says RHS.
Head to the Chelsea Flower Show? You will find this balcony at booth 282A.
Green Sky Pocket Balcon Garden, designed by James Smith
Designed as an antidote to bustling city life, the balcony garden is a “green oasis in the clouds”. Peace is a lush green pocket with flowerpots, statues, a wooden bench and vegetation.
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Quiet space in the city’s container garden designed by Mika Misawa
“This place is for urban people looking for peace of mind,” RHS adds. “There is only one flowering plant in space. Seeing this flower for the first and last time in our lives, this pleasure makes us feel like we are here now.”
Make sure you get inspired in a small space …
Pop Street Container Garden designed by John McPherson
It is not difficult to miss the Pop street container garden when you walk past him. Inspired by pop and street art, this is a place to hang out with friends for a good drink. In addition to energizing plants, the garden features original sculptures and a mural by artist Robert Littleford.
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Hot Tin Roof Container Garden, designed by Ellie Edkins
Inspired by coastal life a Container garden with hot tin roof it includes coastal landscaping, shady plants, bright blue tiles in the outdoor shower, and corrugated, corrugated steel plantations that connect the whole look. Bringing it to the beach garden has become easier …
The IBC Pocket Forest Container Garden, designed by Sara Edwards
The balconies of Bosco Verticale in Milan and the tiny urban forests have inspired this beautiful Container Garden, which aims to create a haven for wildlife. Cleverly, white bulk containers have been redesigned to create ponds for birds, butterflies and other insects.
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Stolen Soul Container Garden designed by Anna Dabrowska-Jaudi
The last Container Garden is this beautiful square designed by Anna Dabrowska-Jaudi. With two different planting schemes, Anna used the garden to translate human emotions. We’re big fans of an excellent trio of solid oak-inspired sea clams.
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