Chelsea as Unusual

by Graham Magee



May 2020 sees us not at the Royal Hospital Chelsea exhibiting at the World’s finest flower show but, as with all of you, firmly at home.


So we have taken the decision to deconstruct and reconstruct our usual stand at Chelsea here in the garden at Molecey Mill. Unpacking the walls of our exhibition stand and building it for 2020 means that our gallery among the flowers will go ahead in a virtual dimension.



Today, Thursday 14 May would have seen us up at the crack of dawn in Battersea Park in a steady vehicle queue of garden designers, builders, plants men and women and a whole host of the finest horticultural minds all ready to put on a wonderful gardening display.


The run from the garage to our stables was a lot shorter and the walls seemed a lot lighter. Glenn persevered to replan the layout and after an early start the Gladwell and Patterson stand not at the Chelsea Flower Show started to take shape. The stand you might recognise from the last few years fitted well under our oak frames and the space is giving some extra distance to the walls. Whilst G&P can’t take you on a sneak preview of the 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We hope you enjoy our stand build this morning at home.






We are proud to showcase for 2020 a selection of our finest horticultural artists carefully picked to appeal to the discerning gardeners who we hope will be visiting our virtual Chelsea Show. We won’t this year have an artist in residence each day painting but we hope to have a surprise in store for you at the end of next week.


The eyes of the gardening world are always firmly focused on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show during this special week and the RHS are with the BBC ensuring some exciting virtual coverage from the comfort of your homes for this unique year.


The show has been held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars and now in 2020. We look forward to your response to our wonderful stand, not this year on Southern Road close to the Bullring Gate, but next to our gentle millstream here at Molecey Mill, West Deeping.


Please get in touch if you see something which interests your green fingers.


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