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Spotted at Chelsea Flower Show 2024

We had a wonderful week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show welcoming thousands of visitors to our ‘Imagine the World to be Different’ garden, sharing the story of St James’s and the important social outreach work that we do.

Here are just some of the people who came to say hello – you might spot some familiar faces.


Robert Myers, Revd Lucy Winkett and HM King Charles

Monty Don with Dame Judi Dench

Revd Lucy Winkett with Adjoa Andoh and David Olusoga

Caitlin Moran

Katherine Jenkins

Harriet Walter

Kate Humble

Ben and Annie Shepherd

Anthea Turner

Jo Brand

Sophie Raworth

Robert Myers and Clare Balding

Gaby Roslin

Vanessa Feltz and Adjoa Andoh

Angela Hartnett

Ruth Gemmell and Mariama Ifode-Blease

Our RHS Chelsea garden was sponsored by Project Giving Back in support of our campaign to raise £20m for The Wren Project which will rejuvenate St James’s church and restore our garden, creating an accessible green space in central London for everyone to enjoy and helping amplify all our social outreach work. Any amount you can give would be greatly appreciated, you can donate here. Thank you for your support.

Spotted at Chelsea Flower Show 2024

Here are just some of the people who came to say hello – you might spot some familiar faces.


A day in the life of a St James’s ambassador at Chelsea Flower Show

Sonia Lee reflects on her enriching experience as an ambassador for St James’s Piccadilly Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, highlighting the garden’s Gold Award, the enthusiastic public reception.


St James’s Chelsea Bird Box

Find out about the special, handmade birdhouse featured in St James’s RHS Chelsea garden this year, as seen on the BBC.


‘Imagine the World to be Different: The St James’s Quartet’

The Sixteen and St James’s Piccadilly reveal new composition by Will Todd in celebration of Chelsea Flower Show.


Birdsong and Hope: Finding Community in St James’s Garden

Lucy Winkett reflects on the power of birdsong to bring hope, even in the middle of a city.


St James's Piccadilly CFH 2024 garden 1. Photo Richard Bloom

Creating the Chelsea show garden

Discover how St James’s show garden ‘Imagine the World to be Different’ has been created with this short film by our sponsor Project Giving Back.


D.R. Harris & Co. fragrance

D.R. Harris & Co has developed an exclusive new fragrance to celebrate St James’s participation in RHS Chelsea Flower Show to raise funds for The Wren Project.


Luke Adam Hawker Prints

Luke has created this special edition print for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to raise funds for The Wren Project.



Lucy reflects on Maytime traditions, the politics of being English and the origins of the Spring Show in west London that has become RHS Chelsea


St James’s Chelsea Garden Timelapse Footage

From the initial ground-breaking to the final flourish of blossoms, see our RHS garden come to life with this timelapse of the installation on the main avenue at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.


St James’s Chelsea Garden in the Press

Online coverage of the Imagine the World to be Different garden designed by Robert Myers for St James’s and sponsored by Project Giving Back.


Environmental innovations

Robert Myers, St James’s Chelsea Show Garden designer, explains how prioritising sustainability throughout the projects lifecycle sets a new standard for ecologically-driven practices.


Robert Myers talking about trees

Landscape architect for St James’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden 2024, Robert Myers, talks about the importance of trees in our show garden design.


Robert Myers Chelsea garden designer

Meet the garden designer – Robert Myers

Award-winning landscape architect Robert Myers will create a pioneering vision of change in our show garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024, sponsored by grant-making charity Project Giving Back.


Post-war photos of our garden

After the war of 1939–45 Viscount Southwood provided money for the ‘green’ churchyard to be made into a garden of remembrance ‘to commemorate the courage and fortitude of the people of London’.


About Project Giving Back

The grant-making charity Project Giving Back has awarded St James’s Piccadilly a show garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, called ‘Imagine the World to be Different’.