RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2008 Opens

By Lindsey Last edited 128 months ago
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2008 Opens
Two pink ladies admire their flower arrangements

According to Alan Titchmarsh this evening, the big thing at this year's show for gardens is green. Lots of green. Who'd have thought it? Thankfully, as these beautiful shots testify, there is plenty of colour to go round too.


It was celebrity day yesterday and jolly gala evening last night. Ringo Star turned up to check out George Harrison's life story garden (pictured below) and Brian May PhD popped along to hang out with Patrick Moore in an astrological garden. Felicity Kendall looked gorgeously overwhelmed by it all, it was MIchael Palin's first time and Melinda Messenger was very excited to be talking about recycling.

From Life to Life: A Garden for George Harrison

The show is sold out as usual but you can follow live coverage blogs online and the Beeb are doing daily highlight shows, heavy on the Titchmarsh, right through to Saturday night.

The judges will award medals to the show gardens this morning.

All images courtesy of bonnevillekid's Flickrstream. See more stunning shots of the show here.

Last Updated 20 May 2008