Chelsea 2014 – a sneak preview18th May 2014 • Stephanie's Blog • Stephanie Donaldson
Now in its 101st year the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the flagship gardening show in the gardening calendar. This years show is set to be another fantastic celebration for the RHS with fantastic weather on the lead up to the show and the build up, ensuring all the plants and blooms are in top condition. Last years show was focused on the celebration of the shows centenary year, the predominant theme for 2014 is the commemoration of two significant military milestones; 100 years since the start of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which marks the start of the end of the Second World War. The Chelsea Flower Show is a fitting location to commemorate these two significant historical milestones being based in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, home of the famous Chelsea Pensioners.
My favourite military themed garden this year was the Help For Heroes garden which is a truly exquisite garden with an equal balance of sumptuous planting and architectural elements. There are many other exhibits and gardens commemorating the military theme along with a wide range of other eclectic themes represented in true Chelsea Flower Show style.