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All the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 winners from the September show

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The results are in and the Chelsea Flower Show 2021 winners have now been announced, with medals for the Show, Artisan and Sanctuary gardens allocated this morning (21 September).

Each year judges present medals across categories which are either gold, silver gilt, silver or bronze.

There are also prizes for the best garden in each category and also an award for the best construction. This year saw the first Houseplant Studio introduced.

Below, we run through all the Chelsea Flower Show winners for 2021 and you can see what's planned for this year in our full guide to the Chelsea Flower Show 2021, including the new RHS Chelsea Floristry and Floral Design competition.

Chelsea Flower Show 2021 winners

Medals aren't necessarily awarded for every category and this year, there were no bronze medals.

Chelsea Flower Show: Best in Show 2021

Guangzhou Garden by Peter Chmiel and Chin Chen

Chelsea Flower Show: Best Construction 2021

Trailfinders' 50th Anniversary Garden

Chelsea Flower Show: Best in Show Artisan Garden

The Blue Diamond Forger Garden

Chelsea Flower Show: Best in Show Sanctuary Garden

The Psalm 23 Garden

Chelsea Flower Show: Best House Plant Studio

N1 Garden Centre: Celebrate Autumn with House Plants

Chelsea Flower Show winners: Gold medal

SHOW GARDENS

  • The M&G Garden

  • Yeo Valley Organic Garden

  • Guangzhou Garden

  • Trailfinders' 50th Anniversary Garden

SANCTUARY GARDEN

  • The Psalm 23 Garden

Chelsea Flower Show winners: Silver-gilt medal

SANCTUARY GARDEN

  • The Calm of Bangkok

  • Finnish Soul Garden - A Nordic Heritage Seaside Garden

  • The Boodles Secret Garden

Chelsea Flower Show winners: Silver medal

SHOW GARDEN

  • The Florence Nightingale Garden

  • Bodin Jail: 60 Degrees East A Garden Between Continents

SANCTUARY GARDEN

  • Finding Our Way - An NHS Tribute Garden

  • The Parsley Box Garden

ARTISAN GARDEN

  • The Blue Diamond Forge Garden

  • Guide Dog's 90th Anniversary Garden

Chelsea Flower Show Floral Awards 2021

This year's floral awards have now been announced, as has the Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year winner, which is the cercis canadensis "Eternal Flame".

Best exhibit in the Great Pavilion

South West in Bloom/ Stonebarn - Community Floral Feature

President's Award

Raymond Evison Clematis - Clematis cultivars

Best Discovery Exhibit

Domoney Ltd - My House Plant Changed My Life

New Design Award

National Chrysanthemum Society - The Chrysanthemum Bug Hub. It's a bug's life.

Chelsea Flower Show winners 2019

At the last in person show in 2019, 12 gardens picked up a gold medal, while only one bronze medal was awarded.

There was also an award given for plant of the year, which was won by Sedum 'Atlantis'.

Best show garden

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth

The M&G garden, designed by Andy Sturgeon, was named best show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

The garden was a woodland inspired landscape featuring stone platforms and burnt timber sculptures.

Speaking about his vision for the garden, Andy said: 'The dark oak sculptures bring out the fresh green of the woodland plants and hornbeam, that bright green you only get in spring. I wanted to reflect this, as it is the most optimistic time of year.'

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth

Planting includes two types of tree, hornbeam (carpinus betulus) and Antarctic beech (nothofagus antarctica), Digitalis albiflora, and hostas including 'Devon Green', 'Sum and Substance'. There are different types of Euphorbia, including Euphorbia palustris and Euphorbia ceratocarpa, and primulas including Primula japonica Miller's Crimson and Primula chungensis.

Best Space to Grow Garden

Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle
Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle

The Facebook: Beyond the Screen garden was designed by Joe Perkins. It is coastal themed and was created with young people in mind.

The central pool had gentle waves with the noise of water lapping against pepples and the Caithness stone ridges creating a calming atmosphere.

Best Artisan Garden

Photo credit: Tim Sandall
Photo credit: Tim Sandall

The Family Monsters Garden was designed by Alistair Bayford.

Circular in design, hazel and birch trees including betula nigra and betula pendula created a canopy for white foxgloves, Astrantia and Alchemilla.

Gold medal winners

SHOW GARDENS

GOLD: The M&G Garden

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth

This woodland garden featured burnt oak timber, styled to resemble rock formations.

GOLD: The Morgan Stanley Garden

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth

Designed by Chris Bearshaw, The Morgan Stanley Garden examines how to create a beautiful garden while also being mindful of resources and minimising waste.

GOLD: The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth

This garden featured a towpath, meadow and lock gates. Designed by mark Gregory, it was inspired by Yorkshire industrial history.

GOLD: The Resilience Garden

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth

Commissioned to celebrate the Forestry Commission's centenary it looked at how woodland can combat climate change and diseases.

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: SPACE TO GROW GARDENS

GOLD: Kampo No Niwa

Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle
Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle


This garden, inspired by Kampo - a system of Japanese herbal medicine celebrated the health benefits of plants.

GOLD: Viking Cruises: The Art of the Viking Garden

Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle
Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle

Designed by Paul hervey-Brookes the Art of the Viking garden has recreated a multi-layered wetland habitat. The planting was inspired by Norway and natural water meadows.

GOLD: The Montessori Centenary Children’s Garden

Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle
Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle

A garden designed with children in mind and focussing on colour and texture. Designed by Jody Lidgard it featured a bright pink reclaimed shipping container.

GOLD: The CAMFED Garden: Giving Girls in Africa a Space to Grow

Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle
Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle

At the centre was a classroom, surrounded by edible, iron-rich crops - emphasising the importance of education and food that helps children grow. Solar panels were included, powering an underground reservoir that irrigates the planting

GOLD: Facebook: Beyond the Screen

Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle
Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle

A coastal design theme created by Joe Perkins using plants from Scotland, new Zealand, Mexico and New England. Seating was made from recycled yacht sails.

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: ARTISAN GARDENS

GOLD: The High Maintenance Garden For Motor Neurone Disease Association

Photo credit: Tim Sandall
Photo credit: Tim Sandall

A vintage car sat at the centre of this garden surrounded by roses, hostas and geums. The untended nature of the garden, designed by Sue Hayward, highlighted the limitations of a person with Motor Neurone disease.

GOLD: Green Switch

Photo credit: Tim Sandall
Photo credit: Tim Sandall

This Japanese garden had a glass structure in the centre, complete with office space and shower and a roof covered in sedum. There were two waterfalls and a moss covered rock pool surrounded by irises.

GOLD: Family Monsters Garden

Photo credit: Tim Sandall
Photo credit: Tim Sandall

A woodland inspired garden celebrating 150 years of Family Action. Birch and hazel trees were planted on the outside creating a canopy in which underplanting thrives

Silver-gilt medals

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: SHOW GARDENS

SILVER-GILT: The Wedgwood Garden

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth

Foxgloves, ferns and roses came together around a secluded seating structure with water running right through the centre.

SILVER-GILT: The Dubai Majis Garden

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth

A contemporary garden with curved beds and Mediterranean planting.

SILVER-GILT: Warner’s Distillery Garden

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth

This garden featured a natural stone structure with a green rood. Planting includes juniper, alliums and verbascum.

SILVER-GILT: The Greenfingers Charity garden

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth

A lush green garden, reflected in the planting and the tiling of the main structure. Medlar and birch trees on a balcony offered shelter from the sun.

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: SPACE TO GROW GARDENS

SILVER-GILT: The Roots in Finland Kyro Garden

Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle
Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle

A small city garden inspired by Helsinki with planting straight out of the countryside including lily of the valley, willow and red leaved birch.

SILVER-GILT: The Silent Pool Gin Garden

Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle
Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle

Botanicals all used in the production of gin make up the planting and the swing seat is a nod to a copper still used in the distillation process.

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: ARTISAN GARDENS

SILVER-GILT: Miles Stone: The Kingston Maurward Garden

Photo credit: Tim Sandall
Photo credit: Tim Sandall

A dark, purple planting scheme from chives to acers with a smart woven willow border.

SILVER-GILT: Walker’s Forgotten Quarry Garden

Photo credit: Tim Sandall
Photo credit: Tim Sandall

An abandoned quarry was over taken by nature with rusting structures planted with digitalis, geums and pines.

Silver medals

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: SHOW GARDENS

SILVER: The Trailfinders ‘Undiscovered Latin America’ Garden

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth


Inspired by the rainforests of south Smerica, the Trailfinders garden featured a Monkey puzzle trees, waterfalls and a striking red bridge.

SILVER: IKEA and Tom Dixon: Gardening Will save the World

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth


Ikea teamed up with designer Tom Dixon for a garden of two parts - underneath was a high tech lab for growing plants and above a lush botanical landscape.

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: SPACE TO GROW GARDENS

SILVER: The Manchester Garden

Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle
Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle

A green space in the middle of an industrial landscape with trees chosen for the hardiness and resistance to climate change.

SILVER: The Harmonious Garden of Life

Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle
Photo credit: Sarah Cuttle

A simple garden designed to be environmentally sustainable. Planting includes a clover lawn which requires less maintenance and watering than a normal lawn.

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: ARTISAN GARDENS

SILVER: The Donkey Sanctuary: Donkey’s Matter

Photo credit: Tim Sandall
Photo credit: Tim Sandall

A terrace of purple and silver drought resistant with a lean to in the centre for a visiting donkey.

Bronze Medals

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: SHOW GARDENS

BRONZE: The Savills and David Harber Garden

Photo credit: Neil Hepworth
Photo credit: Neil Hepworth

A woodland clearing was transplanted to a city garden with buttercups, parsley and long grass adding to the countryside theme.

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