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May 27, 2013

chelsea flower show 2013.

This is a repack of previously published individual articles.

Complete 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show – 7 days+preview.

May 19th 2013
A preview of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Centennial Chelsea Flower Show with Alan Titchmarsh and Joe Swift. Carol Klein shares her memories of exhibiting at the event and takes a look around the Great Pavilion. Nicki Chapman walks through the Generation Gardens to see how the country’s front gardens have changed over the decades, while designer Chris Beardshaw explains how he gained inspiration from his experience of living with arthritis. And Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen explains why gnomes have been granted access for this year’s show.

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May 20th 2013.

Day 1, part 1.
Presenters Nicki Chapman and Andy Sturgeon host the first lunchtime visit to the Royal Horticultural Society’s centenary Chelsea Flower Show. They trace the show’s rise from humble beginnings to the flamboyant floral extravaganza of today. Plus, a look at some of the big showcase gardens and a chance to learn how to create the popular Japanese floral art of Ikebana.

Day1, part 2.
Alan Titchmarsh and Joe Swift present from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The programme pays tribute to the contribution that local parks and gardens have made to the show over the years with a look at some of this year’s most stunning floral displays. And Rachel de Thame meets the designer who has sewn part of her garden.

Day1, part 3.
Alan Titchmarsh and Joe Swift launch a week of celebrations as RHS Chelsea Flower Show reaches its 100th anniversary. On the day of the royal family’s visit the show, there is a look at a show garden commissioned by HRH Prince Harry. Plus, the orchid growers who have exhibited at Chelsea every year since 1913 and a catch-up with the South African exhibitors mirroring the style of one of the show’s earliest stands.

May 21st 2013.

Day 2, part 1.
It is medals day at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. Nicki Chapman discovers who has won what as the medals are handed out. Andy Sturgeon and Carol Klein take a closer look at the gold medal-winning gardens and exhibits in the Great Pavilion, while Rachel De Thame reveals meets the Young Florist of the Year.

Day 2, part 2.
Alan Titchmarsh and Joe Swift reveal the gold medal-winning show gardens and talk to the designer who has won the prestigious Best in Show award at this centennial show. Carol Klein finds out what it takes to be named the best of the best in the Great Pavilion.

May 22st 2013.

Day 3, Part 1:
Nicki Chapman and Andy Sturgeon discover how Chelsea’s mission to educate through entertainment has changed over the years. Chris Beardshaw catches up with some of the scientific exhibits which have been at the show since the early days, and there is a visit to the show garden that uses dead trees to convey its stark environmental message.

Day 3, Part 2.
Alan Titchmarsh and Joe Swift reveal the gold medal-winning show gardens and talk to the designer who has won the prestigious Best in Show award at this centennial show. Carol Klein finds out what it takes to be named the best of the best in the Great Pavilion.

May 23rd 2013.

Day 4, part 1.
Nicki Chapman and Andy Sturgeon take a look at the cutting-edge designs making waves at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Carol Klein seeks out blooms with a longer flowering season, Chris Beardshaw looks at wall art in the garden, and there is a bonsai masterclass.

Day 4, part 2.
Alan Titchmarsh and Joe Swift find out what designer Diarmuid Gavin makes of Chelsea’s centenary show. Carol Klein reveals the extraordinary ways that plants pollinate themselves. Plus, a chat with pioneering plantsman Adrian Bloom who introduced the heuchera in 1983, and Chris Beardshaw visits the ultimate outdoor rooms.

May 24th 2013.

Day 5, part 1.
Exhibitors past and present share their Chelsea memories with Nicki Chapman and Andy Sturgeon. Members of the Barbados Horticultural Society, celebrating their 25th year at Chelsea, explain what brings them back every year, and Diarmuid Gavin presents his irreverent view of the show through the years.

Day 5, part 2.
Alan Titchmarsh and Joe Swift meet the exhibitors marking their own personal celebrations at this centenary show, including the nursery growers who met and married whilst exhibiting at Chelsea. Plus, former Chelsea exhibitor David Stevens shares his memories of the show.

Day 5, part 3.
Alan Titchmarsh and Joe Swift meet the family of nurserymen who can trace their Chelsea heritage back four generations. Roy Lancaster explains why Chelsea is such a special show for him and, as Chelsea lifts its long-standing ban on garden gnomes, John Sergeant traces the story of the first gnome colony to settle in the UK.

May 25th 2013.

Alan Titchmarsh, Joe Swift and Nicki Chapman round off the week at the Chelsea Flower Show with the famous plant sell-off. The show garden that has won the RHS Peoples’ Award is revealed and the team share their favourite moments from this centennial show.

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