Thursday, 21 May 2009

London love: Chelsea Flower Show

Some photos from the Chelsea Flower Show, happening this week.

Chelsea pensioners survey James May's plasticine garden (in literally their own backyard.)

Beautiful flowers in some of the many show gardens.

Others enter into the spirit of things - Emma Bridgewater pottery, and a local bicycle tarts itself up for the occasion.

All images from Flickr, from top here, here, here, here and here.

17 comments:

the seventy tree said...

I really want to go, and am in London this weekend too...but the ticket prices were crazy money...especially for a family! Nice to see some pics though...thanks!
Have a nice day.

Patricia Torres said...

Wish I was in London and could see this.. Its lovely!! Flowers always bring a huge smile to my face!!

Miss Aimee said...

i love london! I lived in west sussex for a year(did you know that). I miss London. this looks fun.

RhiannonM said...

I would love to see that, thanks for sharing!!

Lynne said...

The Seventy Tree - I couldn't agree more! I looked at the tickets and they were £48! I have not been either and I imagine it is a bit of a scrum so I'm not keen. Next year I'm going to be organised and try and go early morning, during the week. There's lots of other fun things to do instead!

Flora said...

Lovely pics, we're so lucky to be going on saturday when I'm sure it will be an absolute bunfight and yes the tickets are ridiculously expensive, if you're a memeber of the royal horticultural society you get in slightly cheaper. I've justified it by saying that because we redoing our garden,I need the inspiration!
But what's also lovely is how all the shops around Sloane Square get into the spirit and fill their windows with floral displays, worth a trip just to see that.

nicole adrianne said...

what pretty pictures. i just found your blog - Hello - i will be coming back.

our little love nest said...

The foxgloves and roses are gorgeous!

Struggler said...

Coming up in July, the Hampton Court Flower Show is more reasonably priced, especially if you go late in the day. That's in a lovely location, if you can get to south-west London, and I really enjoyed it the couple of times I went.

Lynne said...

Flora - that's why I liked the picture of the bike! I would love to hear how it goes...Struggler - that's a great suggestion, I'm actually going to the Hampton Court Food Show this weekend.

avant garde said...

so pretty! i could get lost perusing beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees. :)

Struggler said...

There's a Food Show??? Wow, I would love to go to that. I used to live about 30 mins walk from Hampton Court Palace (insert homesick sigh!) but I don't recall a food show. Sounds wonderful - please report back!

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh sooooo PRETTY!

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

oh cool. i've always wanted to check that out.

Grace said...

How charming! I love the pottery entry and wish I could experience the beauty in person.

Kotori said...

Oh I wish I was in London now! So pretty...

B said...

i was in london last year & just missed the flower show. really wanted to go :(