The iconic chelsea flower show
Whilst you are in England, you may want to add the Chelsea Flower Show to your trip. It is a fabulous, hugely popular Show that will be staged from Tue 21 - Sat 25 May, 2019. And it is in Central London, so easy to get to by public transport.
I first encountered the Chelsea Flower Show when I worked for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in Parks & Rec. We managed the South Grounds at the Royal Hospital, which is the retirement home of the red-coated Chelsea Pensioners (all former soldiers of the British Army). The Show has been held there since 1913 and now covers 11 acres and has over 500 exhibitors. Parks & Rec actually exhibited at the Show, winning a silver medal (a source of enormous pride). I was blown away by the gorgeous gardens and superb blooms displayed in the Great Pavilion. It was really the start of my odyssey into the wonderful world of gardens.
Enjoy these two short videos: one that excites and one that relaxes. And both inspire!
Highlights of the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show [1:40]
© Royal Horticultural Society
Health and Wellbeing [3:40] © Royal Horticultural Society
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