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Chelsea Flower Show

The gardens

Nobody actually knows when or why men have always needed to decorate their surroundings. One of the most common and popular types of decoration since ancient times is to have a garden. There are all types of gardens since the beginning of mankind history, from the biblical Eden to the Victorian gardens, they have been the main protagonists of countless dramas and romances.

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One has to remember that through cinematography, we have been told right to our collective unconscious about the relevance and significance of decorating outdoor spaces, which we now call gardens, as well as their wide rage of varieties over time in the development of modern architecture. Nowadays, it is actually advisable to have a little garden to get our hands on the ground and relax our body and spirit.

The tradition of gardening

England is a country that keeps the tradition of gardening alive. It is the place where you can be part of the most important and interesting festival related to this specialty: the Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place at the Royal Hospital Garden, from the 21st to the 25th of May. This year, the show is expected to attract about 500 exhibitors among which include gardens, nurseries, silvicultures, specialists, exhibitors, vendors, etc..

The Fair will be open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., except Saturdays, when it closes at 5:30 p.m. One of the highlights of the event are the  “Gardens show”, which are created by some of the world´s leading designers with the intention of providing great inspiration to the visitors.

The Chelsea Flower Show is one most colorful and creative events of gardening and flower of the year. Every spring the event displays new trends in the world of flowers and this year celebrates 100 years since its creation. So it is expected to be a very special occasion.

An event with a long tradition

Created in 1913, the event gathered on its first edition about 240 exhibitors, immediately becoming an undisputed benchmark. The event survived World War I, but during the years 1916 to 1920 it was suspended due to the country’s situation. In 1920 the event returned its course, while performing one of the first “tea evenings “, which has remained in the future. However, after the start of World War II, again it had to make a needed break until 1947.

In 1950 and as a part of the celebrations of the coronation of Elizabeth II, a majestic fair was organized to which all members of the royal house, except for the queen assisted.

The Chelsea Flower Show, although has a closely linked history, with tradition and quality, also looks out for change and innovation, as well as fashion and aesthetic trends. Thus, it has become one of the key scenarios to exchange gardening experiences, while exposing and delivering new trends.

For more information: http://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/2013


If you are thinking in having a Spring break in apartments in London and you happened to be a garden person, you have to pay a visit to the Royal Hospital Garden and enjoy the beautiful Garden Chelsea Flower Show.