It’s a definite must taking your mum to the RHS Chelsea Flower show or yourself in fact, you will be blown away with the creativity in all one place whether you love the odd bloom or not.
I was deeply impressed with the show gardens and the fact you can talk to the designers to find out what their creations are all about, their inspiration and how they have chosen the plants. The main marquee area has every display of plant you can think of displayed in the most flamboyant displays. You don’t need to know the difference between a begonia or a petunia as there are so many knowledgeable people to guide you through .I was just blown over by the colour combinations and how perfect every flower or plant looked, unlike my own garden! If you want nature to inspire you this is the place to be!
I recommend getting there early if you want to avoid the crowds, being short myself I particularly found it hard seeing over the crowds at the show gardens, but it didn’t stop me weaving into the front! Or another tip, if you want to go and save money on a full price ticket go for the afternoon session from 3.30pm to 8pm where the tickets are almost half price. There is so much to see and gardens to walk around it’s a lovely day out for all budgets.
If you need to eat within the grounds every type of food is catered for and you must stop for a Pimms at 3 ‘o’clock it is obligatory and rude not to! Or alternatively take a picnic the grounds are large and there is a central stage area where musicians entertain too.
Whilst strolling around there are so many designers, creative people and famous people to spot as well as Monty Dom! There is also a section on sculptures with some great designs you just don’t always get the privilege of seeing in one place and again they are there to talk to about their work, I have to say I found the sculpture section inspiring.
So whatever the weather have an inspiring day with nature!