May 01, 2012, 3:41 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show, Britain's most prestigious flower show which is attended by members of the Royal family, takes place between 22nd and 26th May 2012, bringing a fragrant showcase of the best horticulture in Britain and beyond to the grounds of Chelsea's historic Royal Hospital.
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There's a host of new features to the flower show, which has been running since 1913, including ĎFresh', a new area where designers have been encouraged to put aside any pre-conceived notions of what a traditional show garden should look like.
New for 2012 at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be five Artisan Retreats, decorated by well known designers and artists including Orla Kiely, Annabel Lewis of London ribbon shop V V Rouleaux and Nikki Tibbles, creative director of floral designers Wild at Heart. Each will be showing the creative and decorative potential of a humble garden hut.
Visitors to this year's show can travel the world without leaving London with the Show Gardens giving them a taster of the Mediterranean, Korea and Australia. For those seeking tropical climes, floral exhibitors in the Great Pavilion will showcase exotic crops from the Caribbean to Taiwan .
Chelsea Gold medalists Hillier Nurseries, winner of ďInternational Grower of the YearĒ in 2010 and supplier of more than 2000 British-grown trees to the Olympic Park for London 2012, will put on an exhibit called the Duel and the Crown at Chelsea, designed to celebrate both the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Ė which takes place one week after the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Ė and the London 2012 Olympics.
Famous for showcasing the best examples of horticultural excellence and setting the latest gardening trends many renowned nurseries choose Chelsea to introduce their new creations.
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