23rd May 2023


Taking The Ocean to Chelsea


Lecturer :  Tracy Foster

This lecture shows how Tracy Foster designed the Welcome to Yorkshire garden at Chelsea in 2017.

It was a massive project which entailed Flamborough Primary School children helping to collect two tonnes of pebbles from the beach which were “borrowed” and then returned to the same beach after the show. Tracy included a folly to represent Whitby Abbey and explains the process of creating waves in the water in Chelsea. We shall also hear about the logistics involved in staging gardens at Chelsea.

Tracy is based in Leeds and has won four RHS gold medals, two People’s Choice awards as well as many others. She designed a Hedgehog Street at Harlow Carr, a hospital courtyard garden and many other projects in private and public places.