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Chelsea Flower Show 2008

The photos below were taken at the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show (Tue 20 - Sat 24 May 2008)

This world-famous garden and flower show takes place each May in Chelsea (south-west London). Tickets must be bought in advance. Royalty and celebrities attend a special preview on Monday. The first two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) are for members of the Royal Horticultural Society (or their guests). The other days are open to everyone.

Gardens at Chelsea are judged by experts from the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society). The best are awarded a gold medal, below which are the silver gilt, then silver, and then bronze medals.

For photos from the event in other years, see: Ideas/Album/ChelseaFlowerShow

RHS New Gardening: A Practical Guide to Today's Very Best Garden Information
Author: Matthew Wilson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Date: September 2007
Chelsea The Greatest Flower Show On Earth
Author: Leslie Geddes-Brown
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
Date: April 2006
Chelsea Flower Show 2007 [DVD]
[both PAL and NTSC formats available]
Publisher: Royal Horticultural Society
Date: July 2007

Joe Swift, presenter of the BBC
programme Gardeners' World

Nicki Chapman talks to
a Chelsea pensioner

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
(interior designer and TV presenter)

The Daily Telegraph Garden
(designer: Arabella Lennox-Boyd)

The Lloyds TSB Garden
(designer: Trevor Tooth)

The Oceanico Garden
(designers: Diarmuid Gavin & Sir Terence Conran)

The crowds visit the stalls
along Eastern Avenue

The Guards Association Band play marches and overtures
in the bandstand in Ranelagh Gardens

Here comes
the sun ...

George Harrison (former
member of The Beatles)

From Life to Life,
a Garden for George

Garden sculpture

Welsh rugby player (Cardiff Council)

Frisky deer

The LK Bennett Garden
(designer: Rachel de Thame)

The Marshalls Garden That Kids Really Want!
(designers: Marshalls Gardens & Driveways, Ian Dexter)

Fleming’s and Trailfinder’s Australian Garden
(designer: Jamie Durie)

Cancer Research UK Garden
(designer: Andy Sturgeon Garden Design Ltd)

Cream and pink tulips
by Bloms Bulbs

Lots and lots ...
... of terracota pots

Anthurium exhibit by
RHS Members from Mauritius

Chrysanthemum display by the
National Chrysanthemum Society

Stall selling
botanical photography

Lupins from Westcountry Nurseries


Fashion exhibit by the British Floristry Association


Taking a customer's order
at David Austin Roses Ltd

Vegetable display by the
National Farmers Union & UK Horticulture

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The nearest Tube station is Sloane Square (on the Circle or District lines).

Official website of the Chelsea Flower Show:
BBC Chelsea Flower Show website:
Chelsea Pensioners:

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Chelsea Flower Show in other years: Ideas/Album/ChelseaFlowerShow
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show: Ideas/Album/HamptonCourt

The Eden Project: Travel/Tours/England/Eden-Project
Keukenhof spring gardens: Travel/Tours/Netherlands/Keukenhof

Photo of British gardens: Britain/Photos/Gardens
Events in the UK in May: Ideas/Events/May

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