The 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower Show started today and will run through May 26. The best site for information is probably the official RHS Chelsea Flower show site, which lists information about how to get tickets, winners, videos, and more.
-Best in Show went to Cleve West, for his Brewin Dolphin garden (above).
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show may be the world’s most distinguished gardening event, but it doesn’t have the Pothole Gardener. To hear how this planter constructs landscapes in road divots or to take part in dozens of other offbeat horticultural happenings, you’ll have to attend the inaugural Chelsea Fringe Festival, taking place around London at the same time as the flower show.
This article originally appeared in the May 2012 issue as "The Natural."
A look at some of the gardens at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show.
If you are planning a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show in London here are a few tips on horticultural highlights you could work into your trip: