I was lucky enough to get to go to the Chelsea Flower Show yesterday. It was everything I expected, and more. I could have easily spent a week there just taking photos, and would have loved to have had more time (and energy!) to have looked at everything in more detail, but at least I was able to see most of the things I had hoped to. I enjoyed every minute of it.
The big highlight for me was to get to see the four new roses introduced by David Austin. I wasn’t surprised to find that I really liked The Wedgewood Rose, it was the one I was looking forward to seeing:
The other 3 new roses introductions were less attractive to me:
The Lady of Shallot Rose:
Tam o’Shanter Rose
Kew Gardens Rose
Some of the show gardens were stunning:
And some of the collections of flowers displayed by vendors were remarkable:
And there was one floral designer in particular whose work I really loved, Zita Elze:
The entire gallery of photos can be found in my Chelsea Flower Show 2009 gallery.