Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Chelsea Flower Show Visiting Day Today!!

Our Daughter & Son in Law gave us tickets to visit this years Chelsea Flower Show, held each year at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Here are some of the many images taken during the day.

 The Iconic Royal Hospital Buildings

Some of the famous Red Uniformed Chelsea Pensioners for whom the Royal Hospital is home.

One of the Lady Pensioners, busy Fund Raising.

The Chelsea Pensioners Gift Shop

The Bronze Statue in the gardens

Alan Titchmarsh being filmed for the evenings television coverage

Almost hidden among the flowers.

More filming in process in the Best In Show, Gold Medal Australian garden

The overhead Camera Boom moving into position - memories of  'Our Dinosaur is Missing' 

In the Grand Pavilion we came across the Miracle-Grow 'Miracle Growers' Learning Journey Gardens, involving the work of 14000 youngsters from 200 schools.  

These two proud youngsters were from our local Holtspur School in Beaconsfield, Bucks.

More images from the Grande Pavilion
 The Tree made from Printed Lino Strips.

 An innovative 100% grassless, natural flower lawn, from Reading University, which regenerates quickly if mown and relishes heavy use.

The South African Exhibit in the round.

A Very Stylish and Intricate presentation from Thailand. 

Views of the Hilliers Stand, the largest in the whole show.

A ''One Duck Protest' at Gnomes being given the opportunity to be presented on stands at Chelsea this year.

We never went on a Gnome Hunt but I did spot these two on one of the Trade Stands.

The full size Rotary Gazebo with some full size Gnomes having  a spin behind the group eating their Fish & Chips.

There were 4 separate displays on this Birmingham City Council Enlightenment presentation.

 The Birmingham Blitz included this Iconic Spitfire, and Anderson Shelter and heaps of Sandbags

This Floral and Water presentation is a Depiction of Part of the actual Library of Birmingham Building
 This sides scene represents a Nature Trail

 This one covers the Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers.

 General Crowd Views as they move along the rows of Trade Stands.

Out of sheer desperation, This 'edging' was all that was available fore us to rest over a welcome coffee. One  Message to the Organizers is that there are far too few seats available considering the aging profile of the visitors.  

After the Fire depicts the regeneration that takes place after a South of France fire. 

The Stoke on Trent story of Transformation with the Bottle Kiln and its White Ceramic Bricks designed by Staffordshire University

This garden is called 'The Wasteland' ?

Two magnificent Garden Rooms - Very Expensive as well. 

One of the Large Show Gardens - Sposored by the Daily Telegraph.

This patch of Wild Garlic is growing among the trees. 

 Another Coffee Break was taken in the Band Stand Arena where the Jazz Band was playing their Session.

The crowds in both directions in the Shopping Mall Area. 

Filming in the Australian Garden which won the Best in Show & Gold Medal 

 The Wheelbarrow Prevails.

The next group of photos are of the smaller Artisan Gardens

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