RHS Chelsea Garden Product of year

The newest and most exciting gardening products will be highlighted in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Garden Product of the Year competition, at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (23rd to 27th May 2017).

Featuring cutting-edge designs in gardening, the award recognizes and celebrates products created for every gardener’s needs.

There are 13 finalists, whose products will be available to buy throughout the show as well as online. They include Vigoroot Easy Table Garden by Haxnicks Ltd., an accessible raised, fabric, planter with a self-watering system. Bosch Lawn & Garden’s compact and cordless, all-purpose saw, EasyCut 12, featuring the world’s first NanoBLADE technology and Harrod Metal Planters & Raised Beds are also included.

The winner of the 2017 Chelsea Garden Product of the Year competition will be awarded at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Press Day, Monday 22nd May, and will be chosen by a team of experts including Dragons’ Den investor, Deborah Meaden.

The full line-up of finalists is as follows:

BigBoyAir, OutdoorBeanbag.com – A vibrant, inflatable garden lounger chair, versatile for all gardens. Stand 527.

Bulkhead Outdoor Light in Antiqued Brass, Jim Lawrence Lighting and Home – The latest addition to its range is a solid brass light, the perfect finishing touch to any stylish garden, and designed to stand the test of time. Stand 254.

EasyCut 12, Bosch Lawn & Garden –  (pictured banner above) This compact, cordless, all-purpose saw provides easy, vibration-free sawing for both indoor and outdoor use. Using the world’s first NanoBLADE technology, the EasyCut 12 is extremely versatile and is able to saw in two directions for precision. Stand 298.

Harrod Metal Planters & Raised Beds, Harrod Horticultural – Successfully combining technical innovation and contemporary aesthetics, these high-quality metal planters and raised beds have been engineered with kitchen gardens, urban settings and landscaping applications in mind. Stand 296a.

Hip-Trug, Burgon & Ball Ltd – (pictured left) An ingenious, wearable trug that simply clips to clothing comfortably, leaving your hands free for harvesting and deadheading. Stand 310.

Leda and the Swan, Chilstone – Leda and the Swan is a sleek statue depicting the fabled seduction of Leda by Zeus in swan form at the conception of Helen of Troy. Handcrafted using Chilstone’s newly developed marble and resin mix stone, it is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Stand 84.

Levity Two Chairs and Table Set, Gaze Burvill Ltd – From its outdoor collection of dining furniture, this set is a brilliant blend of design and quality. Using durable European oak, the contemporary design features two interlocking parts. The table can be delivered flat and assembled on site for ease of access to terraces and smaller spaces. Stand 333.

Permafelt, Agralan – Created with felt made from recycled plastic bottles, Permafelt offers gardeners a product for plants to grow through, with weed control and moisture retention. Stand 459.

6 x 8 Pure Glass Greenhouse, Pure Glass Greenhouse – Breaking away from tradition, this design is robust and frameless. Maximizing the sunlight to plants, the Pure Glass Greenhouse is made from 10mm thick glass and offers an elegant design to be on show in your garden. Stand 62.

Quiver, David Harber Ltd – (pictured right) Designed to reflect the sky and surrounding foliage, this beautiful sculpture is reminiscent of swaying crops. Featuring leaf-shaped pieces of mirrored stainless steel atop stems of oxidized steel, this is a dramatic piece that uplights at night for impact. Stand 332.

Solus 1.2m Water Dome, Solus Decor – For a simple and modern water feature, the Solus Water Dome provides a beautiful water bowl with clean curvaceous lines, and is totally self-circulating. Stand 64.

Uuni Pro, Uuni-Tapaninaho Ltd – For those who love to cook outdoors, this is the first quad-fuelled outdoor oven. Ideal for cooking pizzas and large joints of meat, as well as roasting vegetables and baking bread, this oven is made of high-grade stainless steel with a sleek design. Stand 480a.

Vigoroot Easy Table Garden, Haxnicks – With an integral self-watering system, this is a raised and easily accessible fabric planter that maximizes growing space in small areas. Stand 461.

Picture credit: All illustrations are ©RHS Media Image Collection.