The RHS Chelsea Flower Show in Full Bloom

Hisbiscus Rosa-Sinensis 'Petit Orange'/Chelsea Flower Show 2017
Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis ‘Petit Orange’

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds in Chelsea, London, is in full bloom!

Decorating the grounds for five days each year, the Chelsea Flower Show has grown to be the world’s most iconic of its kind; known for inspiring millions of floral enthusiasts by showcasing only remarkable aesthetics of the highest standard.

Thanks to its regal location and breath-taking displays, the Chelsea Flower Show has become the marker for high society as summer commencing. Over the years, it’s been graced by a range of well-known names, with the Monday traditionally reserved for celebrities and royal visitors (we’re yet to receive an invite).

This year, in usual style, the Chelsea Flower Show has attracted a royal reception with the Queen and Duchess of Cambridge amongst those descending upon the ornamental event.

The horticultural show usually attracts around 165,000 visitors every year. The event this year, the 104th show, sold out almost two weeks before the gates opened to the general public.

But if, like us at A Fancy Home, you missed out on the golden ticket, here are our three favourite new blooms on the show this year at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Strawberry, Just Add Cream (‘Tmstr14pnk’)

This fantastic display is a mix of old-fashioned strawberries with modern ever bearers and pink-flowered strawberries, and the result is delightfully summery. A breeding programme started in 2009 by Thompson & Morgan is to thank for this elfish shrub.

Strawberry, Just Add Cream (‘Tmstr14pnk’) - Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Tiarella ‘Raspberry Sundae’

This magical number stole our top spot; the uniquely ethereal flower has star-like leaves of deep raspberry-pink buds that gradually open to a pale white-pink star shape.

Tiarella ‘Raspberry Sundae’ - Chelsea Flower Show 2017

 

Rosa James L. Austin (‘Auspike’)

Rosa James L. Austin (‘Auspike’) - Chelsea Flower Show 2017

The beautifully vibrant flower is an English old rose hybrid; its cerise pink petals form large rosettes with a central button eye. The Rosa James L. Austin is in bloom Spring until Autumn and completes its aesthetic with a medium-strong fragrance.

And the Auspike is at the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time; find out more about the vivid plant on Horticulture Week.

The Chelsea Flower Show

These three plants are just our top picks from what’s on the show this week. If you’d like more information on the Chelsea Flower Show, just head

 

to their website here. Alternatively, if you’ve got the floral bug like us, get green-fingered with our article on Gardening Tips for Beginners.

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