Every year in Chelsea, London, the Royal Horticultural Society sponsers a spectacular flower show - you know how those Brits like their flowers! The first day of "viewing" is reserved for the royal family, and for the next three days the show is open to the public, every glorious garden. Famous gardeners from around the world create miniature masterpieces complete with fencing, fountains, topiary - all sprung up overnight. I had the delight of visiting the show a few years ago, and it was an incredible vision. Jamaican gardeners had created 10 foot people from foliage (think Rose Parade), thousands of orchids scented silk tents, and every inventive gardening gadget under the sun was on display (and for sale. Bad for the old credit card). This year the show is taking place May 19 - 23; if you're going to be in town, make sure you get a ticket. You'll be glad you did.
Here's a sneak preview of plans for some of the gardens coming out this year.
A few favorites from the 2008 show.
I am an avid gardener and always attend the wonderful Philadelphia Flower Show. But Chelsea is a once in a lifetime experience for every passionate gardener.
It absolutely is. It's one for the dream list!
Post a Comment