The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will take a private tour of the Chelsea Flower Show today, ahead of its public opening on Tuesday 22nd May.
It is thought that 157,000 visitors will flock to the 11 acre site for the five-day RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
This year’s show, taking place 22nd-26th May, includes 14 show gardens, ranging from “New English” design to trendsetting topiary.
Highlights of this year’s show are likely to include the 24-metre pyramid-shaped garden, designed by Diarmuid Gavin. The pyramid is constructed over eight levels of scaffolding, each of which is covered in a different theme of greenery.
Visitors will be taken up to view the higher levels in lifts, with the added option of sliding back down through stainless steel tubes for those slightly braver visitors.
The build-up to the five-day show had been the wettest for 100 years and gardeners have been having to pump puddles out of exhibits.
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