This year the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is celebrating it’s centenary so we thought we’d delve deep into the archives and reveal a few things you may not know about the world’s most prestigious flower show.
Did you know, for example…
- The first RHS Chelsea Show was officially called ‘The Great Spring Show’, however the name ‘The Chelsea Flower Show’ quickly caught on.
- In 1947, to help fill the space left by exhibitors still recovering from the War, a portion of the marquee was devoted to flower arrangements for the first time. Flower arranging became a regular feature. In 1956 it was allocated its own separate tent, known today as the Great Pavillion.
- All the Show Gardens have been built from scratch in just 19 days and will be dismantled in only 5 days.
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