Marcus Barnett: Behind the scenes at Chelsea


As the designers and teams unveil their creations at this year's Chelsea Flower Show, three-time Gold Medal winner Marcus Barnett gives us the inside track on exhibiting at most exciting event in the gardening calendar…

Marcus graduated with Distinction from the Inchbald School of Garden Design, after a radical change of career. In 1991 he was commissioned from RMA Sandhurst into the Scots Guards, and served on overseas operations as an Army officer for 7 years, including three years as a Royal Equerry. While at the Inchbald, he teamed up with a fellow student to create his first garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, which went on to win a Gold Medal and Best Show Garden in its category. He has made four further gardens at Chelsea, most recently winning his third Gold Medal for the Telegraph Garden in 2015.

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