Chelsea Flower Show 2011 and 2012

For Jude’s Garden Challenge this month, I am posting a couple of slideshows of Chelsea past… I was fortunate enough to attend on Member’s day with a friend in 2011 and 2012, and what a spectacle! On both occasions I was particularly drawn to the small artisan gardens, and the ones that gave me a flavour of other lands… Anyway, here you are, Chelsea through my eyes…

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  1. This is gardening I like to see — the plants placed in a context (show gardens in this case) rather than lots of individual flower displays from which one can have a surfeit of pleasure. It’s like well placed artworks in the architecture of a gallery rather than wall-to-wall paintings where one doesn’t know where to start and where to look.

    Oh, and great pics, by the way!

  2. So lovely and looks really peaceful there with no other people. 🙂

  3. I’m loving this change of pace and the gift is so many photos. The Chelsea flower shor looks splendid, and lucky you going on members’ day.

    • Sue

      Oh, it’s only an occasional change of pace, Meg! As for the flower show, I was lucky to have been able to attend on Members Day, which meant it was a little less crowded…

  4. I’m here now and they’re fabulous 🙂 I’ve never been. Sad face 😦

    • Sue

      Thanks, Jo….glad you like these! I was very fortunate in that a friend was a member and asked if I would like to go along with her…. I couldn’t do it now because it’s a lot of standing and walking

  5. Oh you must have had some fun. Gorgeous photos. 😀

  6. Amy

    Thank you for posting the beautiful slide, Sue. What a fabulous garden show!

  7. I would never go because of the crowds – I’d lose my temper and tell everyone to clear off!!! Glad you went and brought back these photos though and well done, there’s hardly a soul to be seen 🙂

    • Sue

      Oh, Gilly, you do make me smile! I’m not keen on large crowds, but going on Members Day and going early did help! I wriggled into gaps between people wherever I could to get shots without people!

  8. I love seeing the smaller gardens, you can get ideas from them. Fabulous poppies and I think I see a couple of Japanese inspired gardens there. And I do love the potting shed 🙂 Thanks for these Sue.

  9. Members’ Day id the way to do Chelsea, Sue. Your results were very good, and nice to see the more unusual displays too. I went there many times, but it was in an ambulance, to attend to people who had become ill. (Usually because of the heat) I didn’t get to see much of the show, unfortunately.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  10. Wonderfully captured Sue.
    I’ve never been and clearly so should put that right!

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