The show gardens are really popular and are amazing as they are assembled on the spot just for the show week but look like they have been growing there for years. Here is a selection of these wonderful creations starting with my favourite garden which won the people's vote.
There is a huge marquee with some spectacular displays of brilliant flowers but also exhibitors with just ferns and shrubs, showing that colour is not everything.
And finally - the Chelsea Pensioners who live in the Hospital on the site of the flower show. These charming gents in their bright red coats were in good form at the end of the show and keen to have their photos taken so I couldn't resist! The last photo is the enormous hanging basket I struggled home with as it was an incredible bargain at £10 and a wonderful souvenir of Chelsea 2012. The beautiful gardens and stands are dismantled in super quick time and the bargains are unbelievable (some plants are even free!) resulting in most visitors having ridiculously difficult journeys home!
Bye for now