The yearly Royal Horticulture Society Chelsea Garden Show had the Queen’s 90th birthday as a theme this year. Floral Designer Ming Veevers-Carter created the Queen’s Head from a wall of floral buckets from the New Covent Garden market which were then filled with a massive amount flowers to create the depiction above.
Other special contributions included flowers above the entrance of the Garden show complete with a Crown and 300,000 knitted poppies in front of the Chelsea barracks completed by persons the world over.
The Pavillion which is always erected just before the show, had many nurseries from all over the UK represented. All have planted specially for this show for months and bring their best specimens. These displays are judged and everyone hopes to be awarded the coveted gold medal.
Six show gardens received a Gold medal this year. The one woman, Jo Thompson, had created her 8th Chelsea garden. Another fellow, Cleve West, had won Best Show Garden 6 times before. However, this year the overall winner was The Telegraph Garden created by Andy Sturgeon. The BBC People’s Choice Award was Matthew Wilson’s ‘God’s Own County - a Garden for Yorkshire.’ He had a small chapel complete with a stained glass window to make reference to York Cathedral in the middle of a garden to commemorate the Yorkshire moors.