London Fire Brigade at Chelsea Flower Show:

the  impact of climate change and flooding

In 2022 we had our first ever stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

The stand, called ‘Act on Flooding’ was designed to highlight the issues of flooding in urban areas and featured a tank with a fully submerged car to show the sort of flooding incidents firefighters could be faced with.

Take a look at our video to see what it all looked like and the work that went into this award-winning stand: 


Chelsea Flower Show - the highlights


The impact of flooding

At the show staff including frontline firefighters spoke to the thousands of visitors who attended about how they deal with flooding incidents. You can learn about that here: 


The impact of flooding


Paving and planting

While the crowds admired the planting on display our staff took the opportunity to talk about how more permeable paving and planting to manage rainfall can reduce the risk of flooding in people’s homes. 

And where did we find these gardening experts amongst our staff? Well, we have lots of green-fingered firefighters at the Brigade. You can see some of their fantastic fire station gardens here:


Fire station gardens


A team effort 

Our ‘Act on Flooding’ stand was supported by B&Q and contractor Maverick. The plants on the stand were provided by Stonebarn Landscapes. We also showcased one of the new RHS Plant of the Year entries for 2022 – ‘Electric Dreams’ – a special dianthus grown by Whetman Plants and sold by B&Q. 


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