Chelsea Flower Show: new container ideas for the urban garden

The Chelsea Flower Show is a great exhibition on gardening, flowers, furniture and ideas for the garden and garden. It is a great world meeting that has been held in London for more than 50 years. It brings together hundreds of companies in the gardening and outdoor decoration sector, urban farmers from the main orchards and community gardens in London, flower, fruit and vegetable producers, and thousands of garden and garden enthusiasts.

This year the centennial institution Royal Horticultural Society (in Spanish Real Sociedad de Horticultura) organized the 55th edition of this great gardening fair: the C helsea Flower Show 2017, also traditionally known as the Great Spring Show. It took place last month, May 23-27, 2017, and we were there to see it!

As in other blog posts, today we will tell you what we saw in this event on urban agriculture around the world:

  • Vertical gardens
  • Grow cabinets
  • Shelters for beneficial insects in the orchard and garden
  • Original Culture Vessels

…. and much more!

Vertical Gardening at Chelsea Flower Show

We have already seen in some other post interesting aspects and ideas to set up a vertical garden, but at the Chelsea Flower Show we saw new ideas to transform a patio or garden into a very stylish place.

Like these original recycled containers to hang on the wall:

Or these modular containers to install a striking orchard or vertical garden of the size we need:

Also on display was a large vertical structure for growing strawberries, which they made from dozens of these little plastic containers. Isn’t that amazing? Perfect for a large harvest of strawberries in the garden and best of all, it takes up much less garden space and you don’t have to bend down to pick the strawberries.

Grow cabinets

Grow tents are a good idea to grow plants indoors, and also to grow in the garden and protect plants from adverse phenomena such as frost, too intense sun or heavy rain.

These grow tents that we saw at the Chelsea Flower Show are perfect for any small space, adding a special touch to any garden:

the home of insects

A few months ago I spoke to you in another blog post about how they had built El Hogar de los Insectos in a community garden in Madrid to breed beneficial insects.

In this case we have seen something similar at the Chelsea Flower Show, only half built. I am referring to this structure in the shape of a honeycomb, where the different materials must be placed that will serve as a refuge for beneficial insects, such as bees, ladybugs… Also, as you can see, it can be used to store firewood or other materials.

Original Culture Vessels

Some time ago I uploaded an entry about growing containers for the urban garden, with a lot of types of containers for garden and garden plants, but in this great exhibition in London we saw even more original and beautiful containers.

Like these cheerful modular boxes:
Or these textile grow bags:

More about this great exhibition of gardening, decoration and horticulture

If you want to see more about who was and what was seen in this event, take a look at the official page of the Flower Show 2017.

Although the Chelsea Flower Show has now come to an end, there is a lot of information on its website about various events and activities that will be organized in some of the community orchards and Community gardens in London in the coming months. They also have information on courses, tips for urban gardeners and garden enthusiasts… I’m sure you like it as much as I do!

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