A journey through a gardeners life at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Plant-lovers will be able to see their horticultural life flash before their eyes at this years Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show.

Hillier Nurseries is gunning for its 64th gold medal at the show and will produce a tongue-in-cheek series of displays tracking how a persons garden changes through their life.

The first area will include trendy Mediterranean plants and a grow your own area to reflect the first garden a homeowner creates, according to Horticulture Week.

This will lead on to the "Swinging Suburbia" area where the trend for moving into new builds becomes apparent.

Later comes the child-friendly garden, followed by the "Garden Design" area which reflects the elaborate efforts made by gardeners while in the prime of their career.

These stages are inevitably followed by the "Losing the Plot" section, which Hillier managing director Andy McIndoe claims will be very popular.

"This type of garden – for people downsizing after retirement – is the kind I get asked about most by customers," he said.

"Sometimes easy maintenance plants are seen as negative but you can do great things with them."

Finally, the display will be concluded with the jocular "Pushing up the Daisies" display in a nod to the death of a gardener.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will take place between May 19th and May 23rd and tickets are priced from £13.50 for RHS Members.