With the Chelsea Flower Show heading into the digital world in 2020, the Royal Horticultural Society have announced they are opening up a new award for the public to decide.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Plant of the Year competition, the RHS are going to be crowning a Plant of the Decade this year with the help of the public, who will be able to virtually cast their votes online.
Launched in 2010, the plant of the year competition shines a light on some of the best innovations in plant breeding. The award aims to promote the continuing work of plant breeders and nurseries in producing exciting new plants.
With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show going online this year due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown procedures, the premier gardening and outdoor event of the summer are aiming to make the 2020 version one of the most inclusive and interactive in recent years.
Typically the plant of the year competition is judged by a select 100 plant experts, but in 2020, and to celebrate its tenth year, the competition will be given a people’s choice vote.
The nominations for the Plant of the Decade are available to be viewed at RHS online.
Voting for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Decade will be open 18 May to 22 May, with the winner being announced 23 May.
For more information on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Decade visit RHS online.