This week saw the start of the UK’s world-class gardening spectacle and arguably the most famous in the world – The Chelsea Flower Show.

Hosted by The Royal Horticultural Society, members of the public have already been overheard saying: ‘This is the best show ever this year. Even the champagne tastes better!" Formerly known as ‘The Great Spring Show’, the name changed when the hosting charity switched location to the Chelsea hospital grounds in the early 1900’s, which in turn became a permanent fixture that has grown the show’s success every year.

Highlights of this year’s show includes the highly anticipated, second installation by Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red creator, Paul Cummins. The 26ft sculpture is titled: ‘Candy’ and consists of 2,300 colourful tulips; each of them hand-painted and ceramic.

‘The Beauty of Islam’ garden is another one to visit – It’s landscape architecture, unique plants and poetry inscribed throughout the design, offers the public a chance to embrace the culture, including the jasmine and papyrus features.

The show runs until the 23rd May and offers the public the chance to vote for the People’s Choice Garden award here: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/gardens/Peoples-Choice

If you’re lucky enough to be attending the show this week, prepare to transport yourself into a garden wonderland!