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‘Botanic’ Blooms at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Botanic York, the North’s first ever independent shop dedicated to houseplants is delighted to announce that it has been selected to exhibit at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21-25 May).

Botanic, which is fondly referred to locally as York’s ‘urban jungle’ and is based at 27 Walmgate, York will be welcoming visitors to its stand at the world-renowned flower show later this month, after being selected at the last minute to join this year’s prestigious line up.

Whilst most exhibitors have years to plan Chelsea, the team at Botanic have been working 24/7 behind the scenes to deliver a houseplant studio fit for the Show in under 10 weeks – since owner Abbi Dixon first took thebcall from the RHS in March.

The exhibit has been designed by Abbi alongside Creative Director and Stylist, Ruth Webber. This is also Ruth’s Chelsea debut.

Botanic’s exhibit is entitled ‘An Atlas of Houseplants’ and will invite visitors into a welcoming reading room set
in a suburban home, bursting with both botanicals and books. The space is divided into 6 different zones, one for each continent. Each houseplant will be displayed in its native region alongside information on its habitat, growing conditions, history and cultural significance in its country of origin. The display’s centrepiece is a large wall-mounted atlas of the world helpfully displaying colour-coded continents that correspond to each area of the room. It will feel like stepping into the botanical leaves of an atlas.

Botanic’s aim for ‘An Atlas of Houseplants’is to create a deliciously educational experience helping visitors learn about the native environments of indoor plants and what their habitats can teach us about how to keep themhealthy and happy in our homes.

Speaking about the experience so far Abbi said, “We are obviously chuffed to bits to be chosen to exhibit at Chelsea – it’s really like a dream come true and I am immensely proud of my team who are made up of our lovely Botanic team plus friends & family volunteers! Everyone is just so excited to be part of this incredible show. It’s such an amazing opportunity for us to showcase our business on such an enormously well-known world stage! It’s also a little bit terrifying!!”