And it is that time of the year again! Time for Chelsea Flower Show, this year the show was on from 24th until 28th of May and the winners have been announced. Chelsea Flower Show is also known as Great Spring Show and is a yearly event since 1912. It is the most famous gardening show in the United Kingdom and probably in the whole world. People are travelling to the UK just for a day visit, this is how good it is! The show was extended from four days to five couple of years ago and its area was expanding due to its great popularity.
To be honest, I liked last years show more than this years. But it is my personal taste, garden designs were a bit too messy. I know this is the trend now – garden looks like it is naturally grown rather than planted but I prefer it to be more neat.
Flower part of the show was amazing! It looked like this years theme was Brazil, so you can see a lot of compositions inspired by famous Brazilian Carnival and upcoming Olympic Games.
There were many galleries showcasing different garden sculptures and one particular caught my eye. Robert James is a workshop producing garden sculptures, water features and miniatures. All sculptures are the characters inspired by myths, fairytales and legends. There are many characters from Alice in Wonderland such Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, Caterpillar and of course Alice. There are also characters from Winnie the Pooh, Dodo and Peter Pan. Bronze sculptures are beautifully executed with great amount of details and they are reasonably priced: prices vary from as low as £180 to £16,000 for cold cast and up to £70,000 for a hot cast depending on the size.
This year Cutting-edge garden designs, great variety of flowers, beautiful compositions. See for yourself! I took many pictures.
P.S. When you want to take a tea break and have some snacks there is a large area with restaurants and you can enjoy your meal while listening to some opera and live classic music!