The Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show gets underway today after its customery visit by the Queen yesterday who was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Prince Harry.
Since 1913 the Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London except for gaps during the Great Wars. It continues to be one of the, if not the most, prestigious flower show and still garners a lot of press attention each year, and visitors - who were capped at 157,000 in 1988 to ensure there is no overcrowding.
This year's highlights (and winners) include Dan Pearson's Chatsworth Garden which draws its inpiration from the area and won best show garden in the process; and best artisan garden, went to the Sculptor’s Picnic, by Graham Bodle, which follows a woodland theme including oak branches shaped like stag antlers.
The BBC is currently covering the event on both BBC1 and BBC2 with it being presented by Sophie Raworth, Monty Don and Joe Swift.
For more details visit the official RHS Chelsea Flower Show website.
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