Chelsea Flower Show Award

The Clients

Tiggy was approached last year by Kes and Lacey Griffiths of Traveller’s Finds to produce a planting plan and then plant up a trade stand for them at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. The impressive sculptures they import from Thailand are life-sized animals made from recycled car parts and beautiful recycled teak water troughs, which are hand carved with flowers and elephants. These two elements of modern steel and ancient wood were brought together by Tiggy’s planting scheme.

Combining the elements of wood and metal

Combining the elements of wood and metal

Judging

The trade stands are judged by a panel of 4 people made up of two RHS judges, one established trade stand holder and the head of visual merchandising from one of the big London stores like Harrods and Harvey Nichols. The grades are given as very poor, poor, good, followed by awards of Commendation then Merit with 3 or 4 trophies given to the very best of the 270 stands.The judging is tough with points being awarded for the quality of the stand design and planting plan and points being deducted for putting plants together that would not normally grow along side each other.

“Being part of the Chelsea Flower Show was quite an experience. It’s hard to describe the noise and chaos as truck loads of plants and trees are brought on site to build the gardens and stands from scratch to become absolute perfection for judging on press day.”Tiggy Lessner

The golden eagle sculpture

The golden eagle sculpture

Traveller's Finds stand 2012

Traveller’s Finds stand 2012

“We received a Commendation Award from the judges at the Chelsea Flower Show 2012 which was thrilling and I’m looking forward to doing the planting for them again next year.”Tiggy Lessner