Chelsea Flower Show


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Chelsea Flower Show

Late May
For more than eight decades, England's Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has held a flower show in London on the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. The highlight of this five-day event is the full-sized show gardens that are planted and landscaped in the space of only three weeks by some of Britain's top garden designers. There are also scientific displays of the latest advances in gardening; booths for flower arranging and garden design; and trade stands showing everything from antique garden statuary to the very latest in garden tools and machinery. Experts are also on hand to give people advice on courtyard gardens, window boxes, hanging baskets, and other less elaborate forms of gardening.
The Chelsea Flower Show is followed by other RHS-sponsored shows that span the entire calendar, among them the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July, the Westminster Shows held every month in the Royal Horticultural Halls, and the Malvern Spring and Autumn Shows.
CONTACTS:
Royal Horticultural Society
80 Vincent Sq.
London, SW1P 2PE United Kingdom
44-84-5260-5000; fax: 44-20-7233-9502
www.rhs.org.uk
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 95
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