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Chelsea Flower Show 2016: Exhibits and how to get tickets
Normally it always seems to rain during the Chelsea Flower Show but this year there could be a glint of sunlight. It's just a long ranger forecast so not entirely reliable, but the Met Office suggests some 'dry, fine and warm' weather might be on the ...

Area flower show to be 'Tribute to Red, White and Blue'
The Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs Inc. (TFGC) District III will host a Standard Flower Show on Friday, May 20, from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at Saint Augustine Catholic Church, located at 1716 Anderson Pike in ...

Garden Notes: Volunteer opportunity, flower show, iris show and more
The standard flower show at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave., will exhibit horticultural specimens, floral artistry, educational displays and artwork from Oklahoma Society of Impressionists. Entries are invited from the public, along with ...

Southport Flower Show's celebrity hosts through the years
This year's show will run August 18-21, and is the 87th year of the floral exhibition. This year's Southport Flower Show has a Mediterranean theme and will celebrate the culture, cuisine and fragrant gardens of the southern European coast. With the ...

Slack Top scoops gold at spring flower show
Slack Top Alpine Nursery has scooped a premier gold medal for an alpine display at its tenth consecutive Harrogate Spring Flower Show last week. The Hebden Bridge nursery displayed a mix of stone and painted wooden containers filled with Narcissus ...

North Yorkshire craftsman create garden bench for Chelsea Flower Show
FURNITURE created by an iconic North Yorkshire business will take pride of place at Welcome to Yorkshire's biggest ever garden at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Robert Thompson's Craftsmen, in Kilburn, has created a bespoke garden bench, ...

Kate Middleton, Prince William To Attend Chelsea Flower Show For First Time To View Princess Charlotte ...
Kate Middleton, Prince William To Attend Chelsea Flower Show For First Time To View Princess Charlotte ...

Chelsea Flower Show 2016: garden design that jumps the language gap
There has been a meeting of East and West not only in the design of Chihori Shibayama's show garden, but also in its construction. Chihori's Japanese team don't speak much English, and her British team from Landform Consultants don't speak Japanese, ...

Cambridgeshire sculptor makes massive horse head for Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot
She might have a life-long passion for horses, but the Queen is likely to see a horse of slightly larger scale when she attends the Chelsea Flower Show later this month. Swaffham Prior sculptor Edward Waites has been working on the monumental horse ...

Why Grenada flourishes at the Chelsea Flower Show
Next week Grenada will exhibit its exuberant flora at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the 18th consecutive year, and the blooms will have come, freely donated, from a dozen gardens and nurseries such as Sunnyside. Similar in size to the Isle of Wight ...

Mouseman bench starts at Chelsea Flower Show
A BENCH created by one of the North's most famous furniture-makers is to take pride of place in the largest garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. Robert 'Mousey' Thompson Craftsmen, based in Kilburn, near Thirsk, have created a bespoke bench for tourist ...

Chelsea Flower Show will be hit by three years of 'supersewer' disruption
The tranquillity of Chelsea Flower Show could be shattered by three years of disruption from drilling and lorries shifting mud to build the Thames supersewer. A 12-metre-wide access shaft will go 45 metres down beneath the Royal Hospital Chelsea's ...

Chelsea Flower Show 2016: How to get tickets, plan your visit and what flowers you can expect to see
If you want to see the cream of the crop show off their horticultural skills at this year's world-class RHS Chelsea Flower Show it isn't too late. There are still tickets, available from The Ticket Factory, for the prestigious event at Royal Hospital ...

Garden Club to hold 'The Potting Shed' Flower Show May 25
CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Garden Club announces“The Potting Shed” – a Standard Flower Show that will be held on May 25, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 5401 White Hall Road in Cambridge. The charming theme was ...

​Chelsea Flower Show temple made by Chilstone of Tunbridge Wells
Chilstone will display a variety of garden ornaments and planters to compliment the large Victoriana themed Griffin Glasshouse trade stand in Royal Hospital Way RHW352, one of the largest trade stands at the Chelsea Flower Show, featuring three ...

Dorchester Garden Club to host flower show
CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Garden Club will host “The Potting Shed,” a standard flower show, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 5401 White Hall Road in Cambridge. The theme was created by the show ...

Terror alert sees security beefed up for Queen's appearance at Chelsea Flower Show
Security is being stepped up for next week's gala opening of the Chelsea Flower Show attended by the Queen . The Met has insisted on heightened security measures for the event on Monday, when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also make their ...

Tina and Zoe excited to compete at Chelsea Flower Show
A former student and a lecturer from Moreton Morrell College are set to compete against the UK's best florists at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show next week. Tina Aram, who teaches at the college, is a finalist in the show's florist of the year competition ...

Chelsea Flower Show security stepped up amid 'severe' terror threat level
Security is being stepped up for next week's gala opening of the Chelsea Flower Show to be attended by the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Police have insisted on heightened measures for the event on Monday, when William and Kate will ...

Chelsea Flower Show garden close to completion at Earl Mountbatten Hospice
Greenfingers, the charity dedicated to creating gardens for children in hospices, is close to completing the relocation of the Royal Bank of Canada 2015 Chelsea Flower Show garden to the Island hospice. Matthew Wilson, Greenfingers trustee and ...

Eight lovely floral alternatives to the Chelsea Flower Show
I've never been to the Chelsea Flower Show – too much pollen, and I've always mistrusted people who do weeding for fun – but I do love all the hoopla that surrounds it. It's one of those quintessentially English things that must really cement ...

Flower show is 'A Tribute to the Red, White and Blue'
District III of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs will host a Standard Flower Show this weekend at St. Augustine Catholic Church on Signal Mountain. The theme is "A Tribute to the Red, White and Blue," assuring a patriotic theme for the hundreds ...

Gnomes and naked models: Chelsea Flower Show's naffest moments
Hugh Hefner eat your heart out. Who says the Chelsea Flower Show can't have bikini-clad models decorating pool sides too? Model Amy Willerton caused a stir clad only in nude underwear and a questionable wig. Credit: Ray Tang/REX. Chelsea Flower ...

How Chelsea Flower Show revived the Cedric Morris iris
A week at last year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show to showcase my collection of Cedric Morris irises was a dream come true. Painter Cedric Morris (1889-1982) is best known for his East Anglian School of Painting, run from his home Benton End in Suffolk, but ...

Irrigatia launch green wall kit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Irrigatia is to officially launch its new range of vertical gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show. The Picture Garden Kit comes complete with a treated self-assembly wooden frame. Each unit has four rails and can take up to 16 pots (included) which are ...

Chelsea Flower Show: Career-obsessed young designers 'play it safe' with boring gardens, says Diarmuid Gavin
But now Diarmuid Gavin has warned that Chelsea Flower Show is becoming too commercial, with designers more concerned about winning future work than being creative. The award-winning garden designer, who is known for his outlandish exhibitions, ...

London's lost river celebrated at Chelsea Flower Show
Once the limousines have taken home the great, the good and the well-heeled after Monday's Chelsea Flower Show preview gala, most other visitors will arrive via Sloane Square Tube station. It is always decorated for the occasion, but this year the ...

How a flower show in Philadelphia led the way in urban 'greening'
The Philadelphia Flower Show was started in 1829 by the gentlemen farmers and botanists of the newly founded PHS, making it one of the oldest such shows in the world. Today, 250,000 people come each March to delight in the themed displays — Walt ...

Devon and Cornwall set to star at Chelsea Flower Show
Gardenistas from across the Westcountry are being hailed as potential highlights of this year's Chelsea Flower Show. Bowden Hostas, the Devon-based multi-RHS Gold medal winning nursery, is taking the largest space at the show with a 6,000sq ft ...

Chelsea Flower Show 2016: The Telegraph plant hunter takes us behind the scenes
Peter Clay, co-director of crocus.co.uk, the online nursery, is a self-confessed “plant anorak”. Every year he plays a nerve-wracking game of sourcing plants for top designers at Chelsea, a quest which takes him to specialist nurseries all over Europe ...

Milton Keynes-based Frosts Landscapes compete at Chelsea Flower Show
The Chelsea Flower Show begins on Tuesday, when green-fingered experts and designers show off their floral talents and imaginations to capture the judges' eye, and this year Milton Keynes' Frosts is competing. Frosts Landscapes has built an Artisan ...

'We had massive shed envy last year': secrets of the Chelsea flower show revealed
There's more to Chelsea than celebrities and big-name garden designers. Meet the people behind the scenes who make the flower show bloom. 'Designers have stopped taking risks at Chelsea': a gold medal-winner speaks out. Nina Baxter, garden ...

Diarmuid Gavin on his surprise Chelsea Flower Show garden
Mrs Flynn, who lived three doors down from us, showed me how to germinate mustard and cress seeds to earn a badge at cub scouts. I was astonished at the process and immediately hooked on gardening. From then on I wanted to work outdoors with plants ...

Changing Chelsea: modernising the Chelsea flower show
Last year's Chelsea flower show represented the high point of a certain kind of traditional English horticultural charm. Returning to Chelsea for the first time in a decade, Dan Pearson won best in show for the Chatsworth Garden, inspired by the ...

Chelsea Flower Show 2016: Bunny Guinness on what to expect from this year's show
Over the past couple of months I have been sympathising with a fair few Chelsea exhibitors over the cold, cold spring and its effect on their prize plants. They have all been fretting about possible lack of colour and size of many of their prime ...

Chelsea Flower Show 2016: the debut of the Roald Dahl Rose
It is more than a quarter of a century since Roald Dahl died of leukaemia aged 74 and yet he has never been more popular. With more than 200 million books sold in 58 languages, his appeal to adults and children is universal. This year, the centenary of ...

Chelsea Flower Show display to remember Gardeners' World presenter Geoff Hamilton
The son of Gardeners' World host Geoff Hamilton is preparing a special Chelsea Flower Show display to mark the 20th anniversary of his father's death. Geoff's legacy has lived on at Barnsdale Gardens in Exton, Rutland, which he first started in 1983 ...

Rhododendron centenary celebrated at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
This year, Millais Nurseries' display celebrates the centenary of the Rhododendron Society, now known as the RHS Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group (RCMG) which held its first AGM at Chelsea Flower Show in May 1916. Sun Star. David Millais ...

Chelsea Flower Show in bloom for royals and celebrities
Members of the Royal family and celebrities are getting the first glimpse of this year's Chelsea Flower Show, which features everything from a Pullman train carriage to gardens recreating natural landscapes. Security at the show has been beefed up in ...

Poppies at Chelsea Flower Show turns Royal Hospital gardens into carpet of colour
In spectacular scenes reminiscent of the nearly 900,000 poppies that surrounded the Tower of London, thousands of the flowers have coated the RHS Chelsea Flower show in a carpet of colour. Visitors will be greeted by a stunning display of knitted ...

Milton Keynes Frosts' Garden competes at Chelsea Flower Show
It's the Chelsea Flower Show next week when green-fingered experts and designers show of their floral talents and imaginations to capture the judges' eye, and this year Milton Keynes' Frosts is competing. Frosts Landscapes has built an Artisan garden, ...

Cactus grower hoping to prick the imagination at the Chelsea Flower Show
County-based cactus grower Bryan Goody attributes the hot weather for his winning streak at national flower shows, something he hopes to repeat this week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A few days ago it was almost too hot for his prickly blooms and he ...

Chelsea Flower Show caterer Mitie hit by Brexit uncertainty
The company providing catering at this week's Chelsea Flower Show has blamed uncertainty over Britain's future in the EU for a dip in sales. Outsourcing giant Mitie, whose services range from office cleaning to pest control, said its financial year to ...

Chelsea flower show blooms with crocheted poppies – and eccentricities
Chelsea pensioners stand among the 300,000 hand-knitted poppies designed by Phillip Johnson at the Chelsea flower show. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images. Caroline Davies. Monday 23 May 2016 09.16 EDT Last modified on Monday 23 May 2016 ...

Princess Charlotte's flower on display at Chelsea Flower Show
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will get to see the 'Princess Charlotte Chrysanthemum' at the Chelsea Flower show later. Sales of the plant, which is named after their daughter, will benefit East Anglia's Children's Hospices of which Kate is royal ...

Blooming exhibits at London's Chelsea Flower Show
LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) - London comes into full bloom this week for the annual Chelsea Flower Show, with floral displays and edgy designs expected to attract thousands of gardening fans. The May 24-28 event, held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital ...

Thousands of crocheted poppies on display at Chelsea flower show – video
Some 300,000 handmade poppies are on display at the Chelsea Flower Show, in honour of the armed forces. Installed in front of the Royal Hospital, the individually crocheted poppies cover almost 2,000sq m [21,000sq ft]. The designer behind the display ...

Prince William and Kate make debut at Chelsea Flower Show alongside the Queen and Prince Harry
Members of the royal family were out in full force to attend the opening day of the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their debut at the horticultural event, joining regular guests of honour Prince Harry, the Queen ...

Kate Middleton is lovely in green at Chelsea Flower Show
Wearing a jewel green coat, Kate blended in with the blooming gardens so well, we've almost lost her amongst all that foliage. Kate Middleton wore green at the Chelsea Flower Show [Kensington Palace/Twitter]. The bright coat was nipped in at the waist ...

Sketch restaurant filled with floral installations for Flower Show
"This flower show is what Sketch is about; bringing together creative minds with different styles under the same roof," the restaurant's founder and owner Mourad Mazouz told Dezeen. Mayfair flower show Sketch lounge interior in London, UK. "The project ...



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