Chelsea Flower Show

It is one of the highlights of the horticultural calendar, but what is the show’s cultural significance? Top designers look ahead to this year’s event. Plus a sneak preview of London’s newly expanded Garden Museum and Robin Lane Fox explores La Mortola, once described as the greatest private garden in the world

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Sponsors may be feeling the squeeze but the annual horticultural event is one in which Britain still leads the world

Landscape and garden designer Jinny Blom selects her favourite gizmos and plants from this year’s event

Water features are a familiar sight in show gardens, but they can prove problematic for designers — and tipsy gala guests

How Thomas Hanbury created what was once described as the finest private garden in the world

The newly expanded institution is a cabinet of curiosities built around a former church in Lambeth

One couple’s garden at Chelsea Flower Show demonstrates plants and cultivation methods to deal with extreme weather

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