Chelsea Flower Show in pictures: Latest photos from the garden show | Garden | Life & Style

The flower show kicked off on Monday May 22 for five days of horticultural extravaganza and gardening entertainment.

Set in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea since 1913, the Chelsea Flower Show is the place to be for green fingers across the world.

Members of the Royal family were spotted on Monday, visiting the show, with the herself having a chat with BBC Radio Two presenter Chris Evans.

During her tour of the event the Queen even revealed she was a fan of his Chris’ show.

“She said ‘I was listening to you this morning’, because it was the Chelsea Flower Show,” the DJ said.

The Duchess of Cambridge was also introduced to a new breed of flowers named “William and Catherine” roses – named after the Duke and Duchess’ wedding.

But this year’s shows brings 50 new hybrid flowers to the table, including the Rosa Dame Judi Dench and the Pelargonium Spanish Wine Rose.

The show is also very popular with celebrities who have passion for gardening or want to learn more about the secrets of horticulture. 

Actress Gemma Arterton was spotted at one of the lush gardens as she prepares for her upcoming role in the film Vita and Virginia.

“I would like to be a big gardener and I am constantly trying to find new ways to bring it to life,” she said. 

“I am moving house soon just so that I can have a garden.”

“The role came before the passion. Vita was one of the world’s most famous gardeners, so I have been trying to get into the zone for that.”

Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville was also there to shine some light on his gardening habits.

“Previously I was rubbish and not interested in it at all,” he admitted.

“But recently, I have started to do some work on it and it has made me realise I really need to know more about what I’m doing.

“I’m really inept. I am good at encouraging weeds and chopping down roses. I am determined to carve out some time this summer for it.”


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