Tuesday, May 19, 2020

WE'VE LOST OUR ANNUAL VISIT TO LONDON'S CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW. LET'S HAVE A FEW GLIMPSES OF PREVIOUS VISITS.



In the midst of this worldwide epidemic, so many national events obviously have had to be cancelled.  Annually, around this time of the year for over one hundred years, professional horticulturalists and exhibitors have delighted in their wonderful VIP day at Chelsea Flower Show in London, known as the most famous in the world. 

For more than fifteen years, as an amateur gardener with a writing column, I never missed the third Monday in May,  turning up at Chelsea and setting forth to luxuriate in the wonderful gardens exhibiting the most exotic flowers from around the world. 


An additional treat was the pleasure of meeting and interviewing scores of the most famous folk who also enjoyed the craft of gardening. Not only did I learn so much about modern plant species, but what fun to bump into lots of well known faces from the world of entertainment, including actors, sports people and well-known folk from film, theatre and television. I am looking through the archives to find you a few who were so sweet and loved a chat. 


Credit: Sally Kent

    
Credit: Sally Kent












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