Recording of ‘In at the deep end: a Chelsea garden like no other’


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Sarah Mead from Yeo Valley Organic Garden and Tom Massey designer par excellence talk you through their two and a half year journey towards the one and only September Chelsea 2021 and the first Gold Medal – and People’s Choice – win for an organic garden. Join us as we go through planning, re planning and planning again with behind the scenes titbits and insights into what makes a Chelsea garden flourish and how the renowned organic garden at Yeo Valley in Somerset was the constant point of reference and source of inspiration.

About Sarah Mead

Over the last 25 years Sarah Mead has created the 6½-acre Yeo Valley organic ornamental garden around the family home in Somerset. As well as always being guided by organic principles Sarah has made wildlife a priority, using wildlife-friendly plants that both look good and do their bit for nature. In 2021 she worked with garden designer Tom Massey to create a very special Chelsea Flower Show garden inspired by her own garden at Yeo Valley. 

About Tom Massey

Tom Massey founded his garden design studio in 2015. His work focuses on sustainability, ecology and site context and he has become known for his bold, thought-provoking show gardens. His 2021 Yeo Valley show garden at Chelsea Flower Show, created with Sarah Mead, was the first show garden to be formally approved by the Soil Association. 

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