The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden

The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden is one of five new ‘BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens’ at the 2017 world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23 – 27 May).

The Texture Garden, designed by Matt Keightley, will appeal to our sense of touch. Soft, feathery grasses will be juxtaposed with sharp pine bushes. A wall of jagged rocks will feature, alongside gnarled branches and smooth, polished pebbles are peppered on the floor.

BBC Radio 2 presenter, Jeremy Vine says: This is a dream for me. On several occasions I have been to RHS Chelsea and felt deeply jealous of the green fingers that create the beauty. Now my own fingers have been called on. My garden, designed by the very talented and wonderful Matt Keightley, will be based on the sense of touch – on texture – and it will, I gather, compete with four other Radio 2 gardens based on the other senses. So long as our quiet, reflective garden is not next to the one dedicated to sound I’ll be happy. Let battle commence!

Matt, who won the People’s Choice at RHS Chelsea twice in a row, says: “It will be a completely immersive experience with textual contrasts represented visually throughout the garden. I am so excited to be coming back to the world’s best flower show to work alongside some truly amazing designers.”

The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden is one of the five ‘Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens’, which are celebrating BBC Radio 2’s fiftieth anniversary and are named after different BBC Radio 2 Presenters.

Plants are being grown by Hook nursery Hortus Loci.