This year the gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show are divided into six categories:


Main show gardens
Sanctuary gardens
All about plants
Balcony gardens
Container gardens
• Houseplant studios

RHS / Luke MacGregor

The balcony gardens aim to inspire town and city dwellers to green up their outside or high-rise spaces.

Here are the four featured gardens.

Discover the winners of this year's Balcony Gardens RHS Chelsea Flower Show medals.

Jay Day – Flock Party

Design: Alison Orellana Malouf, Su-Yeon Angela Choi
A reimagined urban jay habitat that encourages us to integrate live plants into our bird-feeding regimes. The Eurasian jay uses hypnum moss for nut caching, so the balcony is covered with a carpet of moss, overlaid with a metal grate for human visitors.

The Cirrus Garden

Design: Jason Williams
This garden combines the spectacle of a show garden with the reality of a sustainable garden focused on increasing biodiversity in an urban area. It features wildflowers, perennials, herbs, a seating area, vegetable garden and fish pond to fertilise the garden, and is inspired by the designer’s own 18th floor balcony garden. Visitors can look up to the Cirrus Garden as an example of how urban residences could look in our immediate future.

The Blue Garden

Design: Tom Wilkes-Rios
Celebrating what is possible in a small space and the joy of being alone in it. The planting completely wraps the balcony, evoking the feeling of being surrounded by nature in the city. Vivid block colours and vibrant planting are uplifting and transportive and the garden is designed for meditation, contemplation and reflection.

The Potting Balcony Garden sponsored by Viking


Design: William Murray
Making clever use of space, this balcony offers a practical place to sow seeds, pot up plants and propagate cuttings and utilises smart garden technology to nurture micro-greens and seedlings ready for the kitchen or to transfer to an allotment of community garden.