Show Gardens - RHS Hampton Court Show

Beth Chatto: The Drought Resistant Garden project


David Ward


David Ward and Beth Chatto Gardens staff


CEDApath and Flint Gravel

This year RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Festival is paying homage to the legendary Beth Chatto who passed away last year at the age of 94 naming her as as the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019 Horticultural Hero. Beth Chatto was a renowned gardener, author and plantswoman who won many, many awards in her 60 year career including 10 successive gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and being awarded the honour of OBE for her services to horticulture.

The Beth Chatto: Drought Resistant Garden has been designed for the festival by David Ward. As Garden Director of the Beth Chatto Gardens, David worked with Beth for over 35 years and he and the Beth Chatto Garden Staff team will create a garden based on Beth’s ‘right plant, right place” ethos focusing on drought-tolerant plants.


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