Chelsea Flower show competition

May 16th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge

With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is open from 22-26th May 2018 it’s so easy to feel inspired to work on your Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford garden. To help you make the most of your garden the RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018 is one to look to. The competition recognises the best new garden products on the market and is judged on a number of criteria, including innovation, visual appeal, functionality, quality, value for money and environmental sustainability. They are all highly desirable for any Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford gardener.
There are 12 finalists who have been shortlisted to compete for the prestigious title, with all products available to buy throughout the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and online. They include; the Agralan Fruit Tree Sleeves to protect cherries and other fruit from birds, wasps and fruit flies. The Burgon & Ball Wonder Weed Puller a long-handled tool for easy weeding in lawns, with a lightweight aluminium shaft and tough polypropylene handle. Inspired by the shape of curled leaves there’s the Skal Chair using near-extinct traditional boat building skills.

Then there is the Chesneys HEAT 500 a dual-function barbecue heater combining an easy-to-use cooking experience with an effective outdoor heating system. To Dalefoot Bulb Compost, free-draining, peat-free, professional bulb compost blended from sustainably harvested wild bracken made on a Lake District hill farm to promote strong root growth, vibrant blooms, feeds over two years. James Doran Webb’s custom-built modular natural rock stream,  Kadai Firebowls Wilstone Traditional Wall Greenhouse,  Labels 'N' Things a Green Wall, Vertical Planter, Mr Fothergill's Seeds  Optigrow Seed Range, Niwaki Garden shears FSC, PJ Bridgman & Co  Verona Sofa, and last but not least  Bosch Home & Garden EasyPrune.

The winner of the RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year2018  will be chosen by a team of experts, including entrepreneur and BBC Dragons’ Den investor, Deborah Meaden. It will be announced on Press Day, Monday 21 May but you can choose your Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford garden winner here.