RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Apr 26, 2023 | Events

Chelsea Flower Show
Keep Calm and grow British at Chelsea

Tropical Plants UK are at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Come and view our studio at the RHS Chelsea Flower show this year.

We will be transforming the Malvern Garden Building – Pavillion Studio into a home garden office. See the ethos behind our creation below along with our plant list, a little about the nursery and the people who have helped make this possible. You can also shop all the plants we have used in our design in our Chelsea Collection.

The Studio

The Keep Calm – Grow British houseplant studio for this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Tropical Plants UK transforms the Malvern Pavillion studio into a home garden office. The setting is designed to showcase how plants can be used within indoor spaces and balconies, whether in low light or bright lit areas to add a jungle like edge to your interior space. Adding a health and wellbeing benefit to any multifunctional space.

Choosing the best houseplant for your home

With the increasing aspiration to create healthy environments in a world where living/work spaces are becoming smaller, we as a society have to utilise what limited living space we have for numerous day to day functions. In the last few years especially, our homes have become our sanctuary and plants have played a key role in helping us to create calm and peace. With Sustainability and health at the heart of this, it also emphasises the importance of supporting our growers and nurseries here in the UK now and in the future, and that we should be mindful of where our plants are sourced from, investing back and helping British horticulture to grow.

Chelsea Flower Show  Tropical Plants UK Studio
The Studio at Chelsea Flower Show

Our Chelsea Plant List

Monstera Thai Constellation

This plant is a key feature of our studio and competition.











Monstera Deliciosa






A Passion For Plants

The owners of Tropical Plants UK, Opperman Plants Ltd, have a passion for plants – tropical plants in particular.

They are a family run business, started by Mike and Jenny Opperman 25 years ago, Mike having studied horticulture and written his thesis on the Monstera Deliciosa. The company produces over 3 million houseplants a year, and is one of the few businesses to grow tropical plants in the UK. They are keen to educate the public in the benefits of keeping houseplants, and the positives of reducing your carbon footprint by buying British.

British Grown Tropical Plants
The Opperman And Tropical Plants UK team

Our Thanks Go To…

Sarah J Hatherill - RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Tropical Plants UK

Sarah J Hatherill

Sarah worked as part of the Opperman Plants team to design and create the “Keep calm and grow British” stand. Her design has been commissioned and output in cruise ships, restaurants, bars and garden centres. She is working on an interiors range which will be available online soon.
Her studio can be found in Well Street, Leicestershire as well as on insta @sjxdesign

Malvern Garden Buildings - RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Tropical Plants UK

Malvern Garden Buildings

We’re delighted to, once again, be working in collaboration with the RHS – providing six stunning garden buildings for the Houseplant Studios area at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Tucked away on the Plateau in Ranelagh Gardens, our practical yet stylish studios will offer houseplant enthusiasts the perfect space to showcase their designs and give visitors the inspiration to bring their homes to life with on-trend, plant-filled rooms.

Chelsea Flower Show gives us the chance to showcase our range of garden buildings and display the many ways our buildings can be used – whether that’s a place to retreat, work, entertain or simply get closer to nature.

Dennis Jex And Son - RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Tropical Plants UK

Dennis Jex & Son Ltd

Brian and Martin created the wonderful metal work included on the display including key features such as the crown, pool table, and terrarium lamp.

Established trading in 1968. We are a Weston based company supporting local businesses around south Lincolnshire, offering quality engineering support and bespoke fabrication for the needs of your business. Dennis Jex & Son have been supporting local businesses for over 50 years! From day to day maintenance to large projects we pride ourselves on our ability to provide solutions tailored to your needs, on time and in budget, every time.

Nettl Web Design Studio Bourne - RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Tropical Plants UK

Nettl Web Design Studio

The team at Nettl of Bourne has the skills and knowledge required to create beautifully responsive websites; however, we also have a wealth of marketing and design experience.
We draw on this combination of skills and expertise to create stunning websites designed to showcase our clients’ businesses to best effect. Nettl Bourne are a team of creatives passionate about design. Wheather you are looking for web design, print, SEO or marketing materials the you are in safe hands with Nettl Bourne.
The Houseplant Doctor - RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Tropical Plants UK

The Houseplant Doctor – Joe Bagley

Tropical Plants UK are collaborating with The Houseplant Doctor. Joe has an extensive knowledge and passion for all houseplants, and aspires to inspire and educate the public.

BCS - RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Tropical Plants UK

Bespoke Control Systems Ltd

Offering turnkey automation systems to the industry.

  • Designs and Manufacture of control panels
  • Software development
  • 24/7 service and support
Opperman Plants - RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Tropical Plants UK

Opperman Plants Ltd (Includes Johan & Catharina Heemskerk)

Our employees and associates at Opperman Plants are instrumental in everything we do at Tropical Plants UK. We are incredibly proud and appreciative of you all and your hard work. Thank you for your support!