Monday, May 27, 2013

RHS Chelsea Show - it's time to head home!

After such an exciting week, it's an emotional time as Phil and the team prepare to deconstruct the award-winning garden and head home.

Better Homes & Gardens visits RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Better Homes & Gardens and special guest, Kim Wilde, were taken on a tour through our winning RHS Chelsea Garden by Phil, Wes and the team.

Click here to watch the episode.

Phillip Johnson interview with Gardening with Angus

Australian native plant guru, Angus Stewart, caught up with Phil at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on the weekend. Click here to listen to the interview.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Timelapse of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show build

Watch this fantastic timelapse video of the build at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The finished garden took a total of 17 days and 2,500 man-hours to build!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Phillip Johnson and Wes Fleming interviewed on Lateline

Phil and Wes Fleming were interviewed by reporter Mary Gearin on Lateline. Click here to watch the clip.

Fantastic media coverage on RHS Chelsea win

Amidst the celebrations, Phillip Johnson and Wes Fleming have given numerous interviews in the past 24 hours. If you would like to view some of the articles, take a look at our Pinterest board here.

Phillip Johnson and Wes Fleming on Sunrise

David Koch and Melissa Boyle spoke with Phil and Wes about their historical win at RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Sunrise this morning. You can watch the full clip here.

Phillip Johnson and Wes Fleming on The Project

An incredibly happy Phil and Wes spoke with Carrie Bickmore on The Project last night. View the full clip here.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Phillip Johnson design for Fleming’s Nurseries wins ‘Best in Show’ at Chelsea 2013

The Phillip Johnson team has made history with their design for the Trailfinders Australian Garden presented by Fleming’s, being awarded with a ‘Best in Show’ medal overnight at Chelsea - a feat never before achieved by an Australian team in their nine years of taking part.

Winning ‘Best in Show’ at Chelsea represents something of a career zenith for Phillip and his outstanding team. 

‘Being involved in Chelsea was a dream come true for myself and my team. Winning an award amongst contemporaries of this calibre is absolutely mind-blowing. We couldn’t be more proud of what we have achieved, it’s been an incredible experience,’ exclaimed Johnson.

‘We came here with a very ambitious vision – to showcase Australia, our horticultural industry and to educate the world on the possibilities of sustainable landscape design. This presented challenges from the other side of the world, but we knew we only had one chance to make the impact necessary to educate, and that’s what we have done.’

The ninth and final entry for Chelsea Flower Show stalwarts, Fleming’s Nurseries, the Trailfinders Australian Garden presented by Fleming’s was not only awarded with a prestigious Gold Medal but also with the ‘Best in Show’ honour, which has eluded the team for so many years.

The finished design took a total of 17 days and over 2,500 man-hours to build, transforming what once resembled a bare soccer pitch into a sustainable garden retreat.

Phillip Johnson and the team to star in new TV Special on Foxtel!

The TV crew have followed the daily progress of the build.

We are very excited to announce a two part TV special, featuring Phillip Johnson and his team building the Trailfinders Australian Garden – presented by Flemings, at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  The shows will be aired later this year on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel.

Two one-hour long specials, presented by Lifestyle’s Charlie Albone, will document the build of what is the biggest and most ambitious design ever created in this prestigious event’s 100 year history. A production crew has been shadowing our team at Chelsea to capture all the action - the lead up to the show, the build of the garden on-site, culminating in the finished product and the opening of the world famous event.  

More details about the TV show will be released in due course, keep an eye on the website for all the details as we get them.