Monday, 27 May 2013

Chelsea Flower Show...

 Last Thursday I joined my friend C for our annual visit to the Chelsea Flower Show - during the celebration of its centenary. Despite the dire weather predictions we managed to visit during a window of beautiful afternoon sunshine. Unfortunately, the temperature didn't quite match!

The Australian garden by Flemings (above and below) won best in show and was drawing a huge crowd. I much preferred this Australian garden to the entry from last year. The mass planting was lovely with a mix of native and introduced species. It even came complete with a billabong.

However, my favourite garden was the centenary garden which incorporated elements of garden design that have been popular at Chelsea over the past 100 years.

 And some other lovely glimpses inside and outside of the pavillion...

Finally, the show is held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital - and it is always nice to get a glimpse of the beautiful architecture not normally on view to the public....


  1. Wow lucky you attending the show. Thanks for such beautiful photos - I can at least enjoy it vicariously.

  2. Lovely photos - you're so lucky to be able to attend, and in the sunshine! I must say I couldn't really understand why the Australian garden won, but good for them. I suppose it was a change from the more traditional style gardens that tend to be entered?

  3. I have always wanted to go to the Chelsea Flower show. Your photos are beautiful.