RHS Chelsea to welcome new exhibitors

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has confirmed that its Chelsea Flower Show will feature some new exhibitors in 2011.

Garden and greenhouse fans visiting the event will see displays from and the Principality of Monaco and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne for the first time.

While the Monaco entry is yet to be ratified by show manager Alex Denman and his team it is known that Sarah Eberlie will be the creative force behind it.

She is under instruction from the principality’s head of state Prince Albert to ensure a model of his domain is on display amongst some of the best gardens in the world.

Meanwhile, the Melbourne entry is set to feature plants grown mainly in the UK, with famous Australian landscape gardener Jim Fogarty being asked to design it.

Visitors can also look forward to displays from Laurie Chetwood, who is designing a nine metre-high garden for B&Q.

The Luciano Guibbilei-designed Laurent Perrier garden should also make for interesting viewing.

Other RHS shows include those at Tatton Park, Cardiff and Hampton Court Palace.