The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne would like to thank the following Sponsors and Supporters of its Australian Garden entry to the 2011 RHS Chelsea Flower Show:


In May 2010, the Royal Botanic Gardens delightedly announced its early acceptance to the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in 2011.

The Gardens’ team will stage a major show garden which will be entitled “The Australian Garden” and themed around the Australian Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.

The major show garden will tell the metaphorical story “the journey of water” and feature specialised Australian plant species – some of which have never been seen at Chelsea before.

It is estimated that 150,000 Brits will admire the Australian Garden during the five-day show, with millions of people around the world tuning in to radio and television reports.

The Chelsea Flower Show is a huge undertaking – often referred to as ‘the Mt Everest of the gardening world’ – so join our blog as we talk about the highs and lows on the road to Chelsea!

15 Responses to Home

  1. vesty says:

    Hi, i want to ask that, when is “The Chelsea Flower Show”?
    Because i planning to go to Melbourne on 2011, and can you let me know the date and i can add to my tour schedule?

    Thank you.

    • RBG Marketing says:

      Hi Vesty,

      Thanks for the message! The Chelsea Flower Show takes place in Chelsea, London, from 24 – 28 May 2011.
      Enjoy your trip to Melbourne and don’t forget to include a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne!

      RBG Marketing

  2. Jane Wing says:

    May I just say “good luck”! What a wonderful project: the plans look just amazing and I am so excited for you all. It’s thrilling to see Australian plants – and the RBG – elevated to such a sophisticated level. Go get ‘em!

  3. Pepper says:

    This all sounds great but I’m a bit confused. Is this aproject of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne? I could not find anything on the site to confirm this.

    • RBG Marketing says:


      Thanks for your message – yes, The Australian Garden display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a project of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. The actual ‘Australian Garden’ is at the heart of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne which is a division of the RBG Melbourne.

      The crew is working hard on the ground as we speak and the garden is really starting to take shape now! Stay tuned to this blog fr more update!

      Cheers .. RBG Marketing …

  4. Sarah Bounds says:

    Can someone tell me when the medals are announced at Chelsea – I am really enjoying following all the updates. Good luck to all involved.

    • RBG Marketing says:

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for the feedback! The medals will be announced at Chelsea on Tuesday morning (UK time) which is Tuesday evening in Australia.We will provide details on the blog, Facebook and Twitter page as the news breaks … very exciting times indeed … Cheers RBG Marketing.

  5. David Wells says:

    Congratulations RBG. Yippee!!

  6. Inglis Thomson says:

    Just returned from a visit to Chelsea RHS Flower Show. The Aus. stand was terrific. You should take great credit for a superb display. The plant selection, their colours and form are evokative of what I imagine Aus. to be. Well done.

    • RBG Marketing says:

      Hi Inglis,

      Many thanks for your comments, I’m glad you liked the Australian Garden! Now you’ll just have to come over to Australia and see the real thing at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne! If you’re a UK resident, why not enter the prize competition we’re running in conjunction with Classic FM and Tourism Australia? Find out more and enter here


      RBG Marketing

  7. Rosemarie Maseyk says:

    How do I enter the competion?

    Visited Garden Show yesterday and was delighted with everything.

  8. Hello,
    Do you know when the Chelsea RHS Flower Show will be in 2012? I am in the process of planning my holidays next year, and can’t find the date! Will you have a stand there again?
    Many thanks for your help!

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