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Timelapse of St James’s Chelsea Garden

See how our show garden ‘Imagine the World to be Different’ came to life over the past three weeks with this timelapse from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show site. With special thanks to Project Giving Back for arranging the timelapse.


Located on the main avenue at RHS Chelsea, St James’s garden encourages visitors to cherish the earth and one another, taking as its theme ‘Imagine the World to be Different’. It recognises the importance of gardens as welcoming spaces for healing and contemplation and celebrates the revitalising qualities of urban green spaces.

The garden is designed by award-winning landscape architect Robert Myers, a six-time gold medallist at the flower show. It is being brought to life by Stewart Landscapes and is sponsored by Project Giving Back.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Enter our Chelsea free prize draw

Win an exclusive online garden consultation with Robert Myers or private tour of St James’s Piccadilly with Revd Lucy Winkett, and download our full plant list.

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Luke Adam Hawker Prints

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

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Maytime

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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’.

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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’.

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‘Imagine the World to be Different’ St James’s show garden at RHS Chelsea

St James’s has been awarded the opportunity to partner award-winning landscape architect Robert Myers to create a pioneering vision of change in our show garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2024, by Project Giving Back.

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