May 24, 2016
The annual Chelsea Flower Show kicked off yesterday, and with acclaims that is the ‘best one yet’, we thought we would give you a roundup of the must see events this year.
1. With the Queen celebrating her 90th birthday earlier this year, the 10 foot high floral arch tribute titled ‘Behind Every Great Florist’ has proved a great success already. The multi-coloured flower centre piece, made up of 10,000 flowers, was designed by Veevers Carter and sponsored by the New Covent Garden Flower Market.
Image – Vanity Fair
2. In tribute to those who have served in the army, a field of 300,000 hand – crocheted poppies is said to be a show stopper. Covering the space between the showground and the Royal Hospital Chelsea, it was designed by Phillip Johnson, winner of Best Show Garden in 2013.
Image – Harper’s Bazaar
3. The RHS Garden for Health, Happiness and Horticulture is focused on building awareness of the healing process gardening can have on someone. Designed by Ann-Marie Powell, this garden features bright colours, benches for relaxing, water features and edible features.
4. The British Eccentrics Garden that features garden gadgetry that comes to life every 15 minutes is active, playful and highly entertaining. Designed by Diarmuid, this garden is not worth a miss.
5. The acoustic garden, set up by disability charity Papworth Trust is part of their ‘I Can’ campaign set up with the deaf solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. Inspired by her love of sea and music, this garden featuring a water marimba is something special.
Get your tickets here – Chelsea Flower Show 2016