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Chelsea Flower show

Chelsea Flower show

Chelsea Flower Show – 19th – 23rd May

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”

Albert Einstein

With the Chelsea Flower Show on the horizon, it’s a good idea to revisit this beautiful British horticultural extravaganza and look at its history. How did the Chelsea Flower Show come to be?

The Chelsea Flower Show started out with a different name, with the rather long title of The Royal Horticultural Society’s Great Spring Show. This was held for the first time in 1862 in Kensington. In 1913 the flower shower changed location to the Chelsea General Hospital.

Naturally, the wars took their toll and the Second World War saw the closure of the show while it was used by the War Office. It started up again in 1947.  

 

Gillian Jones B.A/M.A/PGCE
19/05/2015
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