The Soft Machine
In this innovative garden, designed for processing and recycling waste, water is pumped by an exercise bike, and bog-style planting cleanses used water. The space offers opportunities for gardening, exercising and recycling.
A Celebration of Caravanning
A mid-1950s caravan provides a novel focal point in this garden, which also includes a palette of pink and cream planting, and soft underfoot textures – just the thing to get you in a holiday mood.
World Vision Garden
The World Vision garden is centred around a ripple pool, intended to symbolise the effect of the charity's work. It provides a place of safety and seclusion, away from the pressures of modern life.
The M&G Garden
Former ‘Best in Show’ winner Andy Sturgeon has created a garden inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, combining strong, formal features with cottage-style planting. Look out for the floating linear bench and energy wave sculpture.
The Telegraph Garden
Sarah Price, co-designer of the 2012 Gardens at the Olympic Park, is using natural stone and atmospheric planting to create a contemplative, private space evoking the romance of wild areas of British countryside.
This garden, by the Japanese designer Kazuyuki, emphasises the importance of living in harmony with nature. Satoyama is a Japanese name given to regions lying between arable lowlands and mountain foothills.
For the first time at Chelsea, well-known designers and artists like Orla Kiely and Kaffe Fassett turn summerhouses, sheds, huts and cabins into beautiful garden havens, incorporating fine craftsmanship and exquisite materials.
The Great Pavilion
This year in The Great Pavilion, keep an eye out for exotic crops, interactive displays, alternative topiary and eye-catching vertical allotments. As always, there is a wealth of colourful nursery displays, including new plant introductions.
A new concept at Chelsea 2012, the Fresh area promises specially commissioned sculptures, inventive gardens with a contemporary feel and trade stands offering ingenious new products.
Turning towns and cities green
Experts from the RHS will be on hand to advise visitors on how to ‘green up’ their own urban spaces, in an environmentally beneficial way.
Find out more about this year's show on the Royal Horticultural Society website:
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012
Read Andy Sturgeon's blog on his final preparations for the show