Our RNLI garden was awarded a gold medal in the Show Garden category and came second in the BBC/RHS People’s Choice Award. It was only made possible by passion, talent and kindness – the same qualities that have been powering our charity to save lives for almost 200 years.

A gold medal certificate awarded to the RNLI from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022.

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In full bloom

Enjoy these videos and images of our garden in full bloom at the show. It was amazing to see all how all the planning and hard work had come together, producing a garden that celebrated our incredible heritage, while also looking to our lifesaving future.

Special guests

We had some very special guests visiting and admiring our garden at the show. Have a look through these photos and see whose famous faces you can spot.

Fisherman's Friends

The Fisherman’s Friends, a singing group from Port Isaac, Cornwall, performed some fantastic sea shanties in our garden. Here’s a short clip of them singing at the show.

Leaving a lasting legacy

Our RNLI garden’s story didn’t end when the show did – it’s leaving a lasting legacy. The plants and flowers were sold in a plant sale, raising lifesaving funds.

The Whichford pottery urns have a new home at the RNLI Support Centre in Poole. The pavilion structure will be added to the collection of beautiful sculptures at ‘Sculpture by the Lakes’, nestled in the Dorset countryside. And, the Purbeck stone that once paved our garden pathways will be reused in a future lifeboat station rebuild.

Plant sale at the RNLI College following the Chelsea Flower Show

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