When I realized my trip was going to coincide with Chelsea Flower Show, I was super excited!
For those that don’t know, the event is about gardening and flowers and happens every year in May. It’s organized by the the British Institute Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
The exhibition lasts five days and it’s the most famous of its kind in the world. The first two days are for members of the RHS and guests of the royal family, in fact, the Queen herself opens it.
The show happens in the gardens of the Chelsea Royal Hospital, founded in 1682, dwelling house for the British war veterans.
More than the exhibit itself, what I really loved was “living the experience”!
The main street that accesses the exhibition is full of little stores, very trendy and with items that relate to gardening and flowers.
Our lunch was a typical picnic in the grass, with a band playing great music! Old ladies with hats watching the show,
charming food stands…
One of the most important parts of this show is the garden competition, with the most famous landscapers from the United Kingdom!
Look how beautiful the winning garden!!!
I confess that I was even more charmed by the small artesan gardens exhibition, made with a rustic and cozy feel.
Yes! With a lower budget and less room you can still create wonders as well… with art and a lot of charm!!!
But the peak of the exhibition is The Great Pavilion. A giant awening that holds all the flower producers,
not just from England, but other countries as well, showing and selling their products.
Usually with a focus on business, each producer also competes for prizes for style and originality.
I went crazy with the carnivore plants!!!
I confess I thought this stand was a bit over the top… but the grandiosity of thousands of orchids was something to be seen.
The tulips stand got gold medal, with all the merit!!!
The fringed and bicolor tulips were jaw dropping!!!
Ahhh, if only we had them here in Brazil…
After the beautiful day of sun, appreciating so much beauty, nothing better than a glass of chilled rose wine at Champagne Lounge…
The exhibition is huge and I could certainly spend the whole week making posts about everything I saw…
Selected just a few that popped out in my eyes!!!
This vintage stand was great!
And this puppy was sooo cute… wanted to put it my bag and bring it with me…
The presentation of this synthetic grass was extremely fun and creative.
Ms. Monica watering the garden…
My medal award goes to the “Meeting Point”.
Absolutely sensational this idea of leaving the messages in the wall!!!
I couldn’t resist and left a note for you!
Next year I hope to see you again… at that same spot!