Com­ing up roses

THE QUEEN GIVES ROYAL SEAL OF AP­PROVAL TO RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

MEM­BERS of the royal fam­ily viewed some of the hor­ti­cul­tural cre­ations on dis­play at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show when they vis­ited on Mon­day.

The Queen and Prince Philip were among those at­tend­ing the world fa­mous show, held in the grounds of Royal Hos­pi­tal Chelsea, dur­ing the special launch day.

The flower show opened to the pub­lic on Tues­day and runs un­til Satur­day.

The monarch and Duke of Ed­in­burgh were greeted by Sir Ni­cholas Ba­con, pres­i­dent of the Royal Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, be­fore be­ing led around a se­lec­tion of dis­plays.

Ex­hi­bi­tions in­clude Ra­dio 2’s Feel Good Gar­dens, mod­elled around the five senses, plus the Sir Si­mon Mil­ton Foun­da­tion gar­den which was in­spired by the Covent Gar­den flower mar­ket.

Mean­while, a gar­den set within an ur­ban land­scape will, for the first time at the 104-year-old RHS show, fea­ture street art.

This year’s event will host more than 500 ex­hibitors and is ex­pected to at­tract some 165,000 vis­i­tors from around the world.

Queen El­iz­a­beth II vis­its the RHS Chelsea Flower Show; (right top) meet­ing Mary Berry and Chris Evans; (right bot­tom) talk­ing to An­neka Rice

(Right) The Queen with TV cook Mary Berry; (be­low) be­ing pre­sented with a posy by Cait­lyn James, a Year 6 pupil from Swansea; (right) be­ing shown around Chelsea Flower Show

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