Pictures From Chelsea Flower Show 2012

The CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW is an annual event in MAY (22nd - 26th 2012) and it is a showcase for the very best of BRITISH GARDENING skills and plants. 160,000 visitors are expected to attend.  It is in May to showcase the early Summer flowers at there best.  The Queen and Royal Family together with a group of A-list celebrities attend on Monday. The prizes are awarded (gold - silver - bronze etc) and the show is open to the public on Tuesday.  There are always quirky entries like the 80ft Magical Pyramid with its seven floors each with a different horticultural theme.  All the major  UK and overseas horticulturists and garden suppliers are represented at the show.  Tickets are sold out months before the event so one has to apply early. All the major cities run coach visits the price of which includes an entry ticket.  The theme is of course  the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (60 years) rather than the London 2012 Olympic Games.  





HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II AT THE SHOW SHE IS A GREAT
LOVER OF FLOWERS AND LOVES CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW. 




THIS IS AWESOME THE MAGICAL PYRAMID
COMPLETE WITH CHELSEA PENSIONERS !
IT IS 80FT TALL AND HAS SEVEN FLOORS.



IT'S ALL ABOUT FLOWERS - PERFECT HYACINTHS



AND WATER LILLIES ...............



AND  DISCOVERY - THE AUSTRALIAN GARDEN IS  baseD ON CAPTAIN COOKS EPIC VOYAGE TO OZ AND NZ IN 1770 AND DEPICTS TYPICAL AUSTRALIAN FLORA.  TASMANIA IS ONE OF THE MOST VERDANT AREAS OF AUSTRALIA. PLAN TO VISIT AUSTRALIA SOMEDAY IT IS AWESOME !

PERFECTION IN GARDEN DESIGN



BY DAY & BY NIGHT



THE FLOWER SHOW IS VERY CONTEMPORARY
AND  INTERNATIONAL  AND EVOCATIVE !





THE GRANADA PAVILION - THE WEATHER
TODAY (TUESDAY) WAS TROPICAL 27C (80F) 

SENSUAL PLANT SCULPTING - GREEN NUDE !



TYPICAL OLD ENGLISH GARDEN



MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN



CITY OF BIRMINGHAM - ENTRY



FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD !



I HOPE THESE PICTURES FROM THE 
2012 CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW HAVE
GIVEN YOU A GLIMPSE.  YOU HAVE TO
VISIT TO FULLY APPRECIATE WHAT A
UNIQUE AND SPECTACULAR SHOW IT
REALLY IS. THE SCENT AND SENSE OF
THE SHOW IS OVERPOWERING IT IS A
ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE.
 
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3 Responses May 22, 2012

We have been enjoying footage of the Chelsea Flower Show here downunder. Just love the colours in those magnificent hyacinths!

I still enjoyed all of your pictures.I would never get to travel there to see all that.<br />
Thank you,Mirth

looking forward to seeing an Aussie entry...... thank you for the great pic's.