If you happen to be in London May 27-29, do not miss the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. This is the world’s premiere gardening show full of creative garden design, exciting and gorgeous plants, informative exhibits and even some celebrity sightings.This year there are around 600 exhibitors from all over the world. Highlights include 15 Show Gardens, 21 Small Gardens, over 100 floral exhibitors, over 60 floristry and floral arrangement displays, 11 Continuous Learning displays and over 250 garden product exhibitors.
2010 marks a special year for the RHS as they participate in the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) in an effort to increase the assortment of life in gardens. The RHS Variety of Life Campaign aims to help people increase the number and variety of plants they grow and to support wildlife in the garden as well. At least 40% of the world’s economy is derived from biological resources. By cultivating a variety of plants and supporting the flora and fauna indigenous to our area we are promoting a richer diversity of life which leads to greater opportunity for medical discoveries, economic development and adaptive responses to new challenges. Check out the RHS site for more information regarding biodiversity including easy tips on how you can do your part. For now, enjoy these beauty shots from shows over the years:
Check out these flowers introduced this year: