Posted on 29th May 2017 by under
This is the second instalment of my supplementary images from the Chelsea Flower Show. The main photo of the day can be seen here. The first set of additional images are here.
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Gosho No Niwa No Wall, No War
This was a very popular garden which always had a large crowd in front of it whenever I tried to see it. The best view I could get was this one from the side. There was a central copper clad central structure, which is just visible behind the foliage. I quite like the sense of mystery, with something hidden behind the leaves.
Detail from the M & G garden.
Another view of the same detail from the M & G garden.
This “ammonite” is actually made from plants.
There seemed to be lupins everywhere.
Yes, this really was at the show and is from the Welcome to Yorkshire garden. It was not so much a garden, more a cameo of the Yorkshire landscape. That might be one of the reasons why it only gained a silver medal.
Detail of an unusual plant. I am not sure what it is.
Each day of the show, the BBC interviews a visiting celebrity. Last year, I just happened to be nearby when Grayson Perry was the guest. By chance, I was again in the vicinity this year when the interview took place. Except that I did not realise as I failed to recognise Kelly Brook, second from right. I was actually taking a shot of Joe Swift (second from left), who is one of the BBC’s Gardeners’ World presenters.
It would not be Chelsea without seeing the Chelsea Pensioners. The show takes place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital where they are resident, so they take the opportunity to see what is going on.