Documents: Special Interest: Gardening In England:

Tom Harfleet Appointed as Show Manager for the

RHS Chelsea Flower Show
by RHS
January 7, 2015

Award-winning garden designer takes responsibility for the world’s pre-eminent horticultural event.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Harfleet as Show Manager of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Now in post and based at Vincent Square, London, Tom will manage the day-to-day planning and logistics of the world-famous flower show.

Bringing with him a wealth of experience from all aspects of the horticultural industry, Tom began his career working in garden centres before moving on to become an established landscaper. Tom has exhibited at four RHS Flower Shows, and his designs have received RHS Gold medals at both RHS Chelsea and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows. Since then Tom has gone on to create a number of award-winning exhibits, including a collaboration as curator for ‘miNiATURE’, the world’s first 3D printed garden show.

Tom Harfleet said “Having been a visitor to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show since my early teens, I’m thrilled to be joining the RHS and becoming custodian of such a fantastic event. In my eyes, Chelsea has always been the pinnacle of gardening so it is an incredible honour to become Show Manager.”

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 takes place on 19 – 23 May. For tickets please visit

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row