We wish we were at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which opened today and runs through May 26, 2012, but in lieu of attending, we have a round-up of links about the show, which always features many varieties of gardens, including Cleve West's Best in Show (above), visiting royals, new plants, and more. Plus, why you should consider visiting the Chelsea Fringe Festival (which has a bicycling beer garden!) if you're already in London.
Over on, well, the fringes of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, is the Chelsea Fringe Festival. With community gardeners, "plant graffiti," and more, the Chelsea Fringe Festival is definitely worth checking out if you're already in London for the Flower Show.
English garden designer Sarah Price—who made a splash at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2007 and 2008—returns to the spotlight with a new garden for the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show. Our interview with this garden designer who brings a subtle artistry to her gardens and who says, "I love the ephemeral nature of garden design. It's a transient thing and is not completely under your control."