De Boer’s style and flourish set to wow visitors at RHS Chelsea

4th May 2010

A flurry of activity is under way at

London’s historic Royal Hospital as De Boer personnel work their magic to

create stunning structures set to make this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show an

event to remember.


cultivated an enviable reputation at the world-famous floral extravaganza over

the past 11 years, De Boer has expanded its structural repertoire with a

spectacular array of designs for the 2010 showstopper, which takes place

between May 25 and 29. 


Brackley-based company has started building the show’s ‘jewel in the crown’

centrepiece, the Great Pavilion with its 12,000-square-metre floor space

equivalent to the size of two football pitches.


unique design, created by linking two large modular Delta System structures via

a specially adapted A-frame structure, has proved a huge hit with organisers

and exhibitors alike.


Great Pavilion will spring to life with a burst of colour from 100 stunning

displays of plants including a hundred maple trees, and exhibitor Raymond Evison will unveil the new Clematis Diamantina, a beautiful free-flowering

blue-purple, compact double clematis.


the pavilion highlights is the Continuous Learning section which has been

revamped by one of the world’s best designers, Andrew Fisher-Tomlin, to promote

the ‘Power of Plants’ through 11 displays depicting locations around the world.


Boer’s impressive Gala hexagonal tent pavilion with a high pagoda roof will serve

as the bandstand for the annual horticultural show’s live music and entertainment.


De Boer’s structural showcase doesn’t end there. The company is also

responsible for building structures for on-site catering and offices for RHS



Plateau Pantry, one 3m-by-3m Pyramid structure will be used for ‘back-of-house’

catering with a further five 4m-by-4m Pyramids at Creek Gate serving as offices

for show staff. For the catering area at Western Avenue Food Court, De Boer

will build three 8m-by-8m Chalet structures joined together in an “L” shape to

create a stylish hospitality pavilion.


on-site headquarters including offices and hospitality areas at North Front

Offices will be accommodated in a 600-square-metre A-frame structure.


Morrison, De Boer’s Key Accounts Manager, said: “Each year, the RHS Chelsea

Flower Show delights, amazes and entertains visitors with its innovative garden

designs and exhibits. And every year, we at De Boer revel in creating

structures with the wow factor to entertain event-goers while at the same time

meeting the needs of organisers and exhibitors. We are delighted to be involved

with this event for the 11th successive year.”


year’s event plays host to 600 exhibitors from all over the world including Show Gardens,

Urban Gardens,

Courtyard Gardens, floral exhibitors, floristry

displays, educational displays and garden product exhibitors.


of the gardening world’s best designers including Tom Stuart-Smith, Andy Sturgeon,

Robert Myers and Thomas Hoblyn will showcase their talents at this year’s show.


Stephen Hawking, renowned physicist and author of the iconic book A Brief History of Time, is due to make

a guest appearance at this year’s event after being the inspiration for one of

the show garden designs. 


Stephen Hawking Garden for Motor Neurone

Disease reflects the passage of time with a path leading past prehistoric

plants such as mosses and ginko biloba, roses and plants discovered by Darwin through to the

present day. It is also expected to offer a glimpse into the future with olive

and fig trees if the global warming prophecy comes to fruition. In the middle

of the garden will be a black hole, a subject Prof Hawking spent years



RHS Chelsea Flower Show routinely attracts more than 150,000 visitors annually from

all over the world making it one of the must-see events of the year.