Last Saturday, we took a camera, an umbrella and a bit of luck to the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show. Despite the usual London weather patterns, there was only one real challenge- no ticket and sold out. Prepared for rejection at the gate, it still seemed a worthy effort to jump on the tube and give it a shot. Sure enough… after a little old fashion networking magic- a ticket was being ripped from the man’s roll of printed entry tokens. Victory!
As a newcomer to this famous British flower tradition- I was blown away at the level of artistry, creativity, and the amount of flowers is still hard for me grasp. Small gardens, big gardens, exotic gardens, artisan gardens– it was a feast for the eyes, nose and especially the soul. There were reports of over 100,000 people expected to visit the show. If you didn’t get to go this year- BBC had beautiful coverage with all 15 episodes still available on BBC iPlayer.
And just In case you missed tracking us live on twitter – here are a few of favourite images I took with my DSLR. You can check out more from our live feed via Twitter – @urbanfarmerLDN. We do have one tip for next year- take your best totes with you for the mass exodus of flowers on the last day. The exhibits sell off or even GIVE AWAY FLOWERS. My arms are still sore from the tube ride home with hands full of very LARGE red tulips.