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Property 360's gardening expert Kay Montgomery gives us a glimpse of the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show.

Property 360’s gardening expert Kay Montgomery gives us a glimpse of the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show – Britain’s most prestigious flower show, which opened on Tuesday morning and saw South Africa shine.

Catch all the highlights below:


Leon Kluge’s design was inspired by the view of Table Mountain with the houses of Khayelitsha in the foreground. Picture: Kay Montgomery

The new design team for the Kirstenbosch-South Africa exhibit in the Great Pavilion at the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show have bagged their first Gold Medal. Award-winning designer, Leon Kluge and his team were delighted with the news on Tuesday morning.

“It was an experience compared to none other representing South Africa at the world’s most prestigious flower show,” said Kluge from London. “Winning an award is an added bonus. My team and I hope that we have made South Africa proud and that we have convinced many people here in Europe to visit our magnificent and diverse country.”

2Chelsea Pensioner Paul Whittick enjoys the display on the Marks and Spencer Floral Market exhibition. Picture: RHS/Luke MacGregor

3New West End Garden. Designed by: Kate Gould. Sponsored by: New West End Company and Sir Simon Milton Foundation. Picture: Kay Montgomery

4The Lemon Tree Trust Garden. Designed by: Tom Massey. Sponsored by: The Lemon Tree Trust. Picture: Kay Montgomery


Chelsea Plant of the Year 2018: Hydrangea Runaway bride Snow White. Picture: Kay Montgomery

The David Harber and Savills Garden. Designed by: Nic Howard. Sponsored by: David Harber and Savills. Picture: Kay Montgomery

The Pearlfisher Garden. Designed by: John Warland and Pearlfisher team. Sponsored by: Pearfisher, Nigel Colclough and Jason deCaires Taylor. Space to Grow Garden. Picture: Kay Montgomery

Wuhan Water Garden, China. Designed by: Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins. Sponsored by: Creativersal Picture: Kay Montgomery

The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC. Designed by: Chris Beardshaw. Sponsored by: Morgan Stanley. Picture: Kay Montgomery

The Seedilp Garden, which features 40 different varieties of pea plants. Chef Jasmine Hemsley wears Dolce & Gabbana’s New Snap Pea dress. Picture: RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

A glass water feature – a sheet of water – coming down from a patio roof. 1950s patio furniture is back. VTB Capital Garden – Spirit of Cornwall. Designed by: Stuart Charles Towner. Sponsored by: VTB Capital. Picture: Kay Montgomery

Two ballet dancers pose during a photo call at The Silent Pool Gin Garden. Picture: RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

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