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Flower Power in London

Flower Power in London

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This is one of the world’s most prestigious flower shows, where the latest trends in gardening are exhibited. It is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and is taking place in the British capital this May.

The Hidden Beauty of Kranji, Copyright RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Highlights to the Chelsea Flower Show 2015 include the avant-garde show gardens designed by leading names with Floral Marquee at the centerpiece. Even Harrods, the popular department store will present a perfume-themed garden design, Fragrance Garden, which highlights the science of creating scents from flowers. Scents such as orange trees, Damask roses, violas, wild carrot plants and lavender will be used in its creation.

Fragance Garden, Copyright RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Show also features smaller gardens such as the Artisan and Urban Gardens.

Westcountry Nurseries stand in the Great Pavilion of the show, Great Pav and Discovery Rothamsted,

Copyright RHS Chelsea Flower Show

One of the big announcements is that Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale is to create a show garden. The charity is dedicated to helping impoverished and parentless children in the African kingdom of Lesotho.

The Princes Garden, Copyright RHS Chelsea Flower Show

One of the most exciting new creations is a garden called Beauty of Islam, a relaxing sanctuary influenced by Islamic art, designed by Kamelia Bin Zaal, and featuring plants including jasmine, rosemary and papyrus.

Beauty of Islam, Copyright RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Date: 19 – 23 May 2015

Venue: The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4SL. Nearest Underground: Sloane Square

Where to stay in London: Recommended hotel, The Caesar