For the first time the world famous Chelsea flower shows has moved from it’s normal May setting to September.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. Held at Chelsea since 1912, it is the most famous flower and landscape gardens show in the United Kingdom, and perhaps in the world. The show is attended by members of the British Royal Family and attracts visitors from all continents.Sourced from Wikipedia
The Flower show is set within the beautiful grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a retirement home and nursing home for some 300 veterans of the British Army. Founded as an almshouse, the ancient sense of the word “hospital”, it is a 66-acre (27 ha) site located on Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea. It is an independent charity and relies partly upon donations to cover day-to-day running costs to provide care and accommodation for veterans.Sourced from Wikipedia
You will often see the famous Chelsea Pensioner wondering around the Garden show, dressed in iconic red uniforms.
A Chelsea Pensioner, or In-Pensioner, is a resident at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home and nursing home for former members of the British Army located in Chelsea, London. The Royal Hospital Chelsea is home to 300 retired British soldiers, male and female (the latter since 2009), and is located on Royal Hospital Road. Historically, the term “Chelsea Pensioner” applied more widely, referring to both In-Pensioners and Out-Pensioners who live elsewhere.Sourced from Wikipedia
The Chelsea Flower Show on TV, the show has been televised by the BBC for many years.
Selection of shots from varies gardens at the show, showing details of the garden. (Not all gardens shown, not in any order)
See more via the RHS website – Arcadia
See more via the RHS website – Sky Sanctuary
See more via the RHS website – The Landform Balcony Garden
See more via the RHS website – The M&G Garden
See more via the RHS website – The Florence Nightingale Garden: A Celebration of Modern-Day Nursing
See more via the RHS website – Bodmin Jail: 60° East – A Garden Between Continents
See more via the RHS website – Pop Street Garden