This year’s show gardens are stuffed with little designer tricks that are quick and easy to recreate in your plot. Here are the 10 best ideas to pinch…
Get the Chelsea Flower Show 2022 look
Push in mirror-topped posts
These lengths of branches pushed into the soil and topped with circular mirror tiles catch the sunlight to illuminate a border.
Get creative with screens
We love the idea of using a screen to line a water feature – clever!
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Brighten patio pots with stakes
Simple but oh-so effective, and a great way to add spots of a punchy colour to your plot.
Grow a living wall for birds
We love this wall of nesting boxes in Dobbies’ green sanctuary, creating a swanky home for feathered friends.
Disguise your bins
This easy-to-DIY wooden structure turns a front-garden eyesore into a bloom-tastic feature.
Ground pots with pebbles
So simple, but so effective.
Add a bowl of blooms
There’s hardly a coffee table at Chelsea without a wide bowl of dainty blooms, and these shallow planters look far more lovely than a pots.
Plant up your firepit for summer
Never bother lighting your firepit in the summer months? Us neither – so turn it into a pretty patio feature with logs and bedding plants.
See border blooms in a whole new light by illuminating them for a divine after-dark display.
Grow clematis in a pot
This unusual new clematis ‘Bijou’ is mound-forming but still boasts ludicrously lovely large blooms, so it’s a showstopper in a patio pot.
Behind the scenes at Chelsea Flower Show
It's Chelsea Flower Show week (May 24 - May 28, 2022) and our columnist stylist and author Selina Lake has been behind the scenes. She'll be sharing her inspirations from the show over on our Instagram page.