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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.  
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One of our most popular botanic superlative columns was about the seed of the coco-de-mer (The Largest Seed), which, according to the British tabloids, was a honeymoon souvenir for Prince William and his new bride, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, from their time in the Seychelles Islands. After all, who doesn't want a giant, bottom-like nut for their new house?

 

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The bouquet! The trees in Westminster Abbey! The bridesmaids' wreaths! (Oh, and did we mention that we did a DIY last week on almost exactly the same lily-of-the-valley wreaths? We wonder if the British Royal Family is reading gardendesign.com—welcome ma'am!)
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This is the post where we shamelessly give in to our interest in the upcoming royal wedding. We take a look at the wedding bouquets of Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and speculate about what Kate Middleton might carry when she walks down the aisle April 29. if you're interested in all things royal,  leave a comment about what flowers you think Kate might choose!