Chelsea Flower Show 2018

London's Stunning Chelsea Flower Show

Brilliant, colorful displays have taken over the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Each spring, for more than a century, horticulturalists and flower enthusiasts from the UK's RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) have transformed London's Royal Hospital Chelsea into the world's most prestigious flower show. Here, colorful and cheery scenes from this year's grand garden party.

Queen Bee WPA Pool/Getty Images Queen Bee Queen Elizabeth II admires roses at the Peter Beales display on May 21, 2018. A well-known fan of gardens, the Queen revealed in 2017 that her favorite flower is actually the Primrose. For his part, Beales (1936 – 2013) was a celebrated author and lecturer on roses. Wallflowers Jeff Spicer/Getty Images Wallflowers Dancers perform within the David Harber and Savills Garden. According to the RHS website, the metal structure represents a wormhole through time, while the different garden elements illustrate humanity's "evolving relationship with the environment." Two Buds Jonathan Brady - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Two Buds Chelsea Pensioners (retired veterans who reside at the Royal Hospital) chat in front of a vibrant flower display in the Grand Pavilion. Garden Variety Jonathan Brady - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Garden Variety Visitors admire the scene at David Austin Roses' display. This year, the UK rose specialists were awarded a gold medal for their formal English garden.
Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Press Day
Chris Jackson/Getty Images DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images Flower Girls Jonathan Brady - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Flower Girls Models in bridal designs by UK designer Alan Hannah don pink and purple peony crowns. In Bloom Victoria Jones - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images In Bloom A gardener adjusts a larger-than-life bouquet. Grass Roots DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images Grass Roots A Chelsea Pensioner poses near British-born, Philippines-based artist James Doran-Webb's driftwood sculptures of rearing horses. Feeling Floral Jonathan Brady - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Feeling Floral A flower enthusiast takes in a display of chrysanthemums. Desert Rose Jeff Spicer/Getty Images Desert Rose World champion free-diver Tanya Streeter poses at the Pearlfisher Garden in a dress designed by students from the University of Brighton. Made out of 1,000 recycled water bottles, the walls of the garden are meant to represent the amount of plastic regularly entering the world's oceans. The tally? Nine million tons — every single year. Forever Rose DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images Forever Rose A visitor snaps a picture of a colorful floral display. Fit For A QueenIt's not just Queen Elizabeth II who has visited the Chelsea Flower Show. Generations of Queens have attended.

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