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Chelsea Flower Show

25th May 2017

Chelsea Flower Power has taken over London this week with the green fingered working hard at one of the biggest events of the summer.

Tomorrow the Chew Valley Trees team will be heading down to The Chelsea Flower Show, hoping to be inspired and wowed by the amazing show gardens and dazzling floral displays.

The Flower Show has been held in the grounds of Chelsea Hospital, London every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. At one time it was Britain’s largest flower show but has now been overtaken by RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (keep an eye out for a blog on Hampton Court soon!). Chelsea however is still the most prestigious and most glamorous where flower power really is the order of the day!

Some facts for you…

It takes 25 days to erect the entire show!

At the very first Chelsea there were 244 exhibitors

Current exhibitor’s total: 550

Hillier Nurseries hold the record for the most Chelsea Gold’s at 66 and counting!

The show’s influence spreads far beyond the garden; pretty florals will be blooming amidst wardrobes and flourishing into the home. Plus, I’m sure there will be lots of indoor plants this year seeing as they’ve really taken off and are the trendy thing at the moment.

Keep an eye out for our next blog!

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