Chelsea green fingers get greener

Each year, the Chelsea Flower Show attracts more than 157,000 visitors over six days and is watched by 19 million viewers via the excellent  coverage of the worlds biggest Flower Show which began today on  BBC  TV.

Visitors and TV viewers are attracted by the prospect of wonderful designs, colourful blooms and innovation in horticulture. Set in just 3 and half acres in the centre of London, The Chelsea Flower Show is celebrating its 100th year anniversary in 2013.

But it’s not all about competitive garden design: this year’s show has much for environmentalists. RHS Environment is a new initiative that launched in 2012 to focus on showing  how to maximise the planet friendliness of our green spaces – however small.

News is that 9 out of the 15 main show gardens will focus on the environment in some way – whether its using sustainable garden design, environmentally sound materials, rainwater harvesting or solar lighting.

The RHS  knows that it is not acceptable for gardeners not to be eco-aware and they are doing all they can to turn the nations love of gardens into an environmental concern that will help preserve our green spaces

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- who has written 872 posts on My Climate Change Garden.

I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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