The Canadians take Chelsea Flower Show by storm

For the second year in a row Solus are exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show in London

Chelsea Flower Show is the epitome of all things British; gardening, flowers, afternoon tea and even the Royal stamp of approval.  The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London.  The show has a long history and has been held in Chelsea since 1912 so as you can imagine it is steeped in tradition as we found out when we exhibited for the first time in 2016.

Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Chelsea

The show is a great opportunity to see new garden and outdoor living products and many are seen for the first time at Chelsea but for many the main draw is the incredible show gardens.  The show gardens take centre stage at the show with incredible vision and creativity displayed, not to mention the huge amount of hard work and labor involved to create the gardens.

Chelsea Barracks Garden Designed by Jo Thompson

We are very proud of our Canadian roots and taking Solus products to the world’s stage.  Solus designs its fire and water features for the extreme climates of Canada and the US.  One of the key things we wanted to do was add a fresh take to outdoor living, showing the traditional British gardener how we do it in North America.  The outdoor fire pit is still a relatively new concept in the UK so the Canadians definitely caused a stir at the show last year, so much so that we were shortlisted for Garden Product of the year for our fire cube.  The smallest of our products that is ideal for lighting up dark corners or if you have a small outdoor space, which is perhaps more common in the UK particularly in a city like London.

Solus Decor Fire Cube
Fire Cube, shortlisted for RHS Product of the Year 2016

The Canadians are back again this year in fine form and we are excited once again to be shortlisted for product of the year, this time we’re impressing with our water; our 48″ Water Dome.  We are hoping to bring back gold and make Canada proud at the Chelsea Flower Show!

Solus Decor Water Dome
48″ Water Dome, shortlisted for Product of the Year 2017

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