The show has become an important venue for watching emerging gardening trends. New plants are launched and the popularity of older varieties are revived.
It’s the garden design equivalent of Paris Fashion Week and is staged in one of London’s most charming and affluent neighbourhoods.
The last Chelsea Flower Show saw an installation at the Great Pavilion paings homage to the centenary of the First World War, with a garden featuring wartime memorabilia, poppies and representations of the trenches.
Other highlights included a herb garden inspired by Beatrix Potter’s tales of Peter Rabbit, and Matt Keightley’s Hope on the Horizon display that was inspired by his brother’s experiences as a serviceman in Afghanistan.