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May 27, 2018

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – Complete.

Back for its 105th year, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show promises to be bigger and bolder than ever. Episode one starts with an entertaining and affectionate romp through its history to discover the people, plants and designs that have made it the greatest flower show on earth, complete coverage starts from episode two.

Ep02
Sophie Raworth and Joe Swift kick off the week at the Royal Horticultural Society's 2018 Chelsea Flower Show with their guide to the exciting new gardens and plants on display. They meet some familiar faces at the show as Nick Knowles joins them to look at gardens that raise awareness, and Floella Benjamin brings an important turning point in British history to the show with the Windrush exhibit. Adam Frost and Carol Klein join the gardening team with some new faces and old favourites lined up to take a look at some highlights from the show.

Ep03
Nicki Chapman and James Wong take a first look at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, which opened its gates to a host of VIP's and celebrities. Nicki chats to pop star turned farmer JB Gill about his newly found passion for gardening, and Nick Knowles looks at the Chelsea show gardens designed to raise awareness. Florist Simon Lycett arranges a vase of seasonal flowers with actress Lesley Joseph, and the team will be capturing all of the buzz of day one.

Ep04
Sophie Raworth and Joe Swift present from the exclusive VIP day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. They reveal each of the lavish large show gardens on display, and Mary Berry joins the team to discover some of the beautiful blooms in the Great Pavilion. The team meet up with Rob Brydon and Nick Frost, who enjoy a pals' day out at the show.

Ep05
It is medals day at Chelsea, and Nicki Chapman and James Wong find out who has won gold, before taking a closer look at some of the medal-winning gardens. The team talks to one of the longest-running exhibitors at the show, a family-run nursery that has been at Chelsea for over 100 years, and also explores the story of Britain's favourite flower, the rose. Chris Bavin reveals how to grow cut flowers for less.

Ep06
It has been a day of high emotion at Chelsea, with the all-important medal results finally revealed. Monty Don and Joe Swift are on hand to give their views on who won gold and who missed out, as well as questioning the RHS judges on how they make their crucial decisions. Carol Klein is celebrating medals day with the exhibitors in the Great Pavilion, while fashion designer Ozwald Boateng visits the show to talk about Chelsea trends. The show also reveals the winner of Best Show Garden 2018.

Ep07
Nicki Chapman and James Wong are back to report from the floral festivities at the RHS 2018 Chelsea Flower Show. The team look at the gardens making a splash with all sorts of spectacular displays. There are plenty of ideas to help people relax in their own garden, while Nick Knowles lifts the lid on gardens raising awareness. Meanwhile, Angellica Bell drops by to solve some of her own gardening problems.

Ep08
Sophie Raworth and Joe Swift present a look at the best of gardening collaborations at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Carol Klein looks at women leading the way in the business of blooms, the team are joined by Mary Berry, who meets a group of growers championing British-grown flowers, and the Reverend Richard Coles is on site to reveal his own passion for garden design.

Ep09
There is a distinctly contemporary twist to this programme as Monty Don and Joe Swift look at how some of the gardens and plants at Chelsea embrace modern living. They look at how designers are pushing the boundaries with new technology and an innovative use of plants. We also find out ways in which the show gardens offer refuge from our busy lifestyles, and journalist Jeremy Bowen joins the team to give a unique perspective on how gardens serve communities

Ep10
Nicki Chapman, James Wong and the team present all the news and excitement from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Chris Bavin explores the amazing floristry at the show, and Raymond Blanc demonstrates how to turn produce from the vegetable garden into a pickled feast.

Ep11
Monty Don, Joe Swift and the team explore the themes behind the show gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Joe is discussing wildlife habitats, and Carol Klein discovers some stunning blooms which also offer food for visiting insects. Monty reveals the important message behind one of the spectacular gardens that has been making a big splash at the show and Mary Berry hunts for plants to add to her new garden.

Ep12
It is their final day at Chelsea, and Nicki Chapman and James Wong enjoy a last walk round their favourite gardens, before revealing their personal highlights from 2018's show. Royal florist Simon Lycett joins the team to show how to create a floral summer wreath, while Carol Klein explores the symbolism behind one of her favourite flowers, the iris. Debbie McGee is the day's celebrity guest, and she talks to Nicki and James about her passion for gardening and her search for quick-fix colour in her garden.

Ep13
Sophie Raworth and Joe Swift are joined by Mary Berry, Jo Whiley and other celebrity guests, as they celebrate the end of a glorious week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The programme also reveals how to make cocktails from plants growing in the garden and takes a look at the top trends and biggest headlines to have emerged from the show. Sophie and Joe announce the winner of 2018's BBC RHS People's Choice Award.

Ep14
It is the end of the week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and Monty Don and Joe Swift are exploring the 'Chelsea effect' - how the trends seen at Chelsea this year have a big influence on gardening styles of the future. Carol Klein reveals the biggest plant trends from the show, while Toby Buckland shows how big plants can be used to great effect in even the smallest of gardens. The team are joined by special guests Martin Parr, Britain's foremost documentary photographer, who discusses pictures he has taken around the showground, and fashion designer Mary Portas, who talks about her beautiful Cotswold garden, and her passion for growing vegetables.

Ep15
Monty Don and Joe Swift look back at the highlights of their week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

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