The Chelsea Flower Show was first held in 1862 and this year, runs through Saturday, May 28. More than 600 exhibitors are at the show, and the Queen (Elizabeth II), the Queen on the big screen (Helen Mirren), Gwyneth Paltrow, and lots of other celebrities have already stopped by this year's sold-out show. Reports are that garden centers feel the recession starting to lift and that the biggest trend for 2011 is growing vegetables. For complete coverage, stop by the Telegraph's site, which has extensive coverage of the show and the prize winners.
Here are a few photos from Andrea Jones, showing a snippet of the scene at the Chelsea Flower Show.
At left: Basildon Bond, a stationery company, had a garden designed by William Quarmby. Irises and grasses grew in front of a wall made of waterproof paper, with a seating area where people could write letters with provided stationery.