Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Today is press day at the Chelsea Flower Show, which is celebrating 100 years. If you’d like to keep up with all the exibitors, the gardens, the flowers and of course the live updates regarding the medals, then you might be interested in downloading the iPhone app from iTunes.

What else will you get ?

In the centenary year of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the app will be updated live from the show, to include the latest photographs, videos and audio interviews.  You’ll also find a range of other practical details and be able to follow live twitter updates :

● Full details on all Chelsea gardens; show gardens, artisan gardens, fresh gardens and generation gardens, including artist’s impressions of the gardens, information about the designers, and key plants from the gardens.

● Full details of all other exhibitors, including Shopping stands and all those exhibiting in the Great Pavilion

● Follow the latest on the #RHSChelsea Twitter feed, live as it happens from the show

● Video and audio interviews from key garden designers, including a full 30 minute podcast explaining the Show’s history

● Photo galleries – amazing photos of the gardens, plants, people, and events that make up the World’s greatest gardening show

● Useful visitor information including directions, food & drink details, opening times, accessibility and facility details

You might be wondering what this has to do with ballet. Well, Ballet News is famous for mixing ballet with life, and gardening is no exception. There are plants named after ballet dancers such as Darcey Bussell, who has a beautiful rose named after her, and on press day, today, you’ll find well known people from all walks of life visiting the show, including of course, HM The Queen.

There’s likely to be much interest in Prince Harry’s garden for his charity Sentebale, called the B&Q Sentebale Forget-Me-Not garden, designed by Ginny Blom.


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