Top Trends Seen at RHS Chelsea 2024

Posted by Amber Williams on 29th May 2024

Top Trends Seen at RHS Chelsea 2024

We love to draw inspiration from garden shows, where the country’s best and upcoming gardeners come together to share their wild and wonderful ideas.

This year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024 is no exception, and there’s plenty of glorious garden inspiration to copy in your own displays! From secret seating areas to water features that complement a wildflower display, here are just a few of our favourite trends seen at Chelsea last week. 

Masses of Moss

Moss isn't a new trend, and has been seen at a few RHS shows this year. Adding an extra layer of life to areas that can sometimes feel overly constructed, moss is a gorgeous addition to your garden. With hues of green and even orange, these carpets of earth create an aesthetically aged effect to areas like rockeries and ponds, sinking into cracks and crevices to elevate the display. 

Wonderful Water features

Gardeners are striving for more sustainability in their designs, and the use of functional water features are on the rise. In the 'Flood Resilient Garden' (designed by Naomi Slade and Ed Barsley) at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024, water tanks stacked in different sizes spout water from letterbox holes. The upper tank collects rainwater with chains, ushering each drop home. 

Hidden Seating

No garden is truly complete without some sort of seating area. We've seen a lot of repurposed seating at RHS Chelsea this year, including the 'swirling rope' seat in the 'World Child Cancer Nurturing Garden'. This seat, made from thick durable rope, sits among planters full of exotic-looking perennials that help conceal this tranquil area.