Courtesy RHS Lindley Library
For the first time since I heard about it, I managed to attend the famous Chelsea Flower Show held in London every year in May.
The Chelsea Flower Show, launched in 1913 (100 anniversary next year!) has a very long history. It has always contained both nursery exhibits and model gardens from the beginning.
It is also the flower show most associated with the Royal family, who attend the opening day every year. This year several features including exhibitions of photographs and a themed floristry competitions and a floral arrangement display were held to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.
The Show mascot of this year is the Iris unguicularis “Mary Barnard” from RHS (The Royal Horticultural Society) Lindley Library.
I was quite impressed by the passion of British people for flowers and garden. It was a very nice experience that I’m going to share in following posts through different categories. Like the show awards for best stands with gold/silver/bronze medals, I have an idea of my personal rankings.