RHS Chelsea Flower Show Better than Ever

IMG_0168RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Press day, May 19, is a privilege at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I was able to enjoy all the exhibits without hoards of people. The Show is already sold out although there is a possibility of returns.

M&G Garden

M&G Garden

The main attraction is, of course, the gardens. There are now three distinct areas the Show, the Fresh, and the Artisan Gardens. The Show being the most prestigious and prominently positioned with the largest space while the Fresh is supposedly more innovative, and the artisan has a more natural approach. Anyone with a garden will get lots of ideas although actually creating some of these requires oodles of money. It’s easy to imagine gardens such as the one sponsored by The Telegraph with its waterfalls in a multi-million pound home. There is always so much to see that there is never enough time. Today there were lots of celebrities, and I was sadly asked to leave just prior to the arrival of HM The Queen.
There is a lot of temptation to spend money as there are loads of booths selling everything that you could possibly need for your garden and lots more beside, mostly designed with flower lovers in mind. The hammocks reminded me of my childhood, and the sculpture of a dog inserted into the centre of a glass table had me longing for a home that was big enough to accommodate it.
A bonus for anyone fortunate enough to be there on Saturday 24th, the last day is that towards closing time they are able to buy flowers at discounted prices.
Artisan Garden Togenkyo - A Paradise on Earth

Artisan Garden
Togenkyo – A Paradise on Earth


You can also check out my review on the JustAboutTravel website at: http://www.justabouttravel.net/2014/05/19/chelsea-flower-show-a-day-out-to-remember/


About Natasha Blair

Travel journalist who enjoys discovering new places in style, where possible, with her dog, a Coton de Tulear, called Poppy. Good food, not necessarily gourmet, is important as is the atmosphere as she also writes about restaurants. Culture is another love, and as she is based in London, she reviews theatre and art exhibitions.
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