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07 May 2014

Kent Online

RHS Chelsea gold medal winner Roger Platts is putting his gardening boot on the other foot to become a judge for RHS Chelsea 2014. The Kent gardener grabbed gold by wowing the RHS Chelsea judges with his M & G Centenary show garden in 2013.... Continue reading
16 Mar 2014

Kent Life

Private garden of our Kent Life Garden Competition’s Head Judge; celebrated garden designer, nursery owner and author Roger Platts. Wonderful layered planting in shady and open areas, with textural perennial planting that peaks in late summer. Ideas abound for late-summer perennial border combinations and masterful... Continue reading
09 Nov 2013

Homes & Property

Charged with designing the ultimate centenary garden for Chelsea Flower Show’s sponsors M&G what else could the country’s fêted plantsman Roger Platts do but take us for a saunter through 100 years of British gardens? For anyone who wants to steal planting ideas, this is... Continue reading
22 May 2013

Laura Ashley

This year marks the centenary of RHS Chelsea Flower Show and having spent Monday exploring the grounds, boy are you flower and horticultural enthusiasts in for a treat! In true Chelsea fashion, the opening day was a glamorous affair, attracting the Brit glitterati with it’s awe-inspiring creations.... Continue reading
21 May 2013

Kent & Sussex Courier

Roger Platts garden designer from Edenbridge at Chelsea Flower Show 2013 in the M&G Centenary Garden “Windows Through Time” WEST Kent has triumphed at the Chelsea Flower Show. Three groups have taken gold at the prestigious annual event. The greenfingered winners are Roger Platts of... Continue reading
17 May 2013

Daily Mail

Prince Harry today had a sneak preview as he had a look around the M&G Centenary Garden celebrating 100 years of the world-famous show. FULL... Continue reading
17 May 2013

The Telegraph

Horticulturalist Roger Platts reveals the glasshouse in his nursery where his Chelsea plants grew. This is the glasshouse at my nursery in Edenbridge, Kent. In a way it is an extension of my garden, as I live here as well. I spend much of my... Continue reading
15 Apr 2013

Wales Online

As the Chelsea Flower Show celebrates its Centenary in 2013, award-winning designer Roger Platts looks at the changes in gardening – and discovers how much has remained the same. The world’s top garden designers  will be celebrating 100 years of  the RHS Chelsea Flower Show... Continue reading
14 Apr 2013

BBC Radio Kent

Andy Garland from BBC Radio Kent interviews... Continue reading
17 Nov 2012

Oxonian Gardener

Renowned, award winning garden designer & plantsman, Roger Platts, explains that the real secret to growing award winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show plants, is the collaborative relationship between nurseryman and designer… Platts shares his experience in growing show garden plants for Jo Thompson, and The Caravan... Continue reading
09 Mar 2011

The Telegraph

As I chatted with potential clients and watched them looking at the photographs (surely a book-worthy display of the contemporary mood?), what occurred to me was how much they still prefer the pretty, romantic locations and their plant associations. This observation is backed up by... Continue reading
27 May 2010

The Royal Horticultural Society

Chelsea Flower Show Designers Roger Platts, Andy Sturgeon and others tell us what the Royal Horticultural Society means to them. Opening  scene – ‘The M&G Garden’ designed by Roger in 2010, which went on to win a Gold Medal and ‘The People’s Choice... Continue reading
26 May 2010

Kent Online

Two Kent garden designers are celebrating golds at the world’s most prestigious flower show. Roger Platts and Jo Thompson each scooped the top honour at the Chelsea Flower Show this year…But the winning formula for both was the fact their plants were loved, nurtured and selected... Continue reading
24 May 2010

Kent Online

While the judges are mulling over their decisions at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, some very obvious show garden winners have already emerged – those who have grown and nutured their own plants. A case in point is Edenbridge garden designer Roger Platts who has been... Continue reading
20 May 2010


Roger describes this as “A traditional themed garden, very much the sort of garden that I think people can identify and understand. It is quintessentially a British garden full of plants.”… FULL... Continue reading
20 May 2010

BBC Kent

Not only is Roger’s Chelsea garden his first show garden for eight years, but it is a main show garden which has been commissioned by the show’s main sponsors M&G Investments, who have taken over the sponsorship for the entire Chelsea Flower Show for the... Continue reading
25 Apr 2010

Garden Design Unlimited

Eight years since his last show garden, one of UK gardeners’ favourite designers returns to London’s premier event. 4 February 2010 – M&G Investments, sponsor of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has appointed Roger Platts to create The M&G Garden at this year’s event. It... Continue reading
23 Apr 2010

Kent Online

A Kent man has been chosen to design the main sponsor’s show garden at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show… …With one month to go, Roger is at full tilt – inspecting and moving plants from greenhouse to greenhouse to either bring them on, slow them down or... Continue reading
15 Apr 2010

BBC iPlayer

After a highly anticipated return, Roger Platts reveals why it took him eight years to return to the Chelsea Flower Show. Watch the clip on BBC iPlayer... Continue reading
12 Apr 2010

The Telegraph

Gardens at The Chelsea Flower Show 2010. Meet the designers: Roger Platts (The M&G Garden) FULL... Continue reading
04 Feb 2010

Landscape Juice

After an eight years absence, garden designer Roger Platts, is retuning to Chelsea to build show sponsor M&G’s show garden… …M&G’s Jacqui Haskins said: “We want a garden that visitors will really love – a design that is quintessentially British yet containing one or two surprising... Continue reading
27 May 2009

Martin Hickman, The Independent

Which are the best gardens to see? Everyone will have their own view of the gardens which are designed for different spaces such as show, urban and courtyard. Among the most talked about this year are 13-gold medal winning Jekka McVicar’s herb garden: the Power... Continue reading
17 May 2009

Lesley Bellew, Kent Messenger

In the Great Pavilion, Kent champion plantsman Roger Platts (Silver-Gilt) makes his return to the show for the first time since winning best garden at Chelsea in 2002. His ‘Plantsman’s Palette’ is a delicious display of traditional country garden planting. There are no gimmicks, no... Continue reading
17 May 2009

Horticulture Week

RHS Chelsea 2002 best-in-show winner Roger Platts will lend his weight to the RHS campaign for school gardening this week, giving out free plants to three schools. The Kent-based designer and plantsman was joined on his silver gilt-winning Great Pavilion exhibit this year by children... Continue reading
17 May 2009

Matt Watts, Streatham Guardian

Green-fingered pupils at a Streatham school have been donated award-winning plants from the Chelsea Flower Show for their budding school garden. Roger Platts, an award-winning garden designer and horticultural expert, was at St Leonard’s School in Mitcham Road on June 3, to help pupils bed... Continue reading
01 Jun 2002

The Telegraph

I suspect the Chelsea crowd – the keenest, most self-effacing, easiest people I have ever had the good fortune to be squished with – agree, which is why Roger Platts’ Garden Open was such a crowd-pleaser and crowd-squeezer. After all, it celebrated the long and... Continue reading
22 May 2002

The Telegraph

A garden celebrating the English country gardening tradition won the coveted Best Garden in Show award at the Chelsea Flower Show yesterday, the judges plumping for wit and expertise before audacity. “Garden Open”, designed by Roger Platts, recreates a typical example of the 3,500 gardens... Continue reading
20 Apr 2002

The National Garden Scheme

Award-winning garden designer Roger Platts shares the secrets of great gardens and reveals how his love of flowers bloomed… FULL... Continue reading
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