• Short Summary

    THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW -- A HOUSEHOLD NAME TO GARDENING ENTHUSIASTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. FOR?

  • Description

    THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW -- A HOUSEHOLD NAME TO GARDENING ENTHUSIASTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. FOR IT IS DESCRIBED AS THE MOST FAMOUS FLOWER SHOW IN THE WORLD, A SHOW WHICH ATTRACTS THE RICHEST IN HORTICULTURE FROM BRITAIN.

    THIS YEAR, FOUR FOREIGN COUNTRIES HAVE EXHIBITS: BELGIUM, FRANCE, JAPAN AND HOLLAND. THE THREE-DAY SHOW OPENS TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE GROUNDS OF THE ROYAL HOSPITAL -- WHERE THE SO-CALLED CHELSEA PENSIONERS LIVE -- IN THE LONDON SUBURB OF CHELSEA.

    THE SHOW, WHICH IS ALSO ONE OF THE SOCIAL EVENTS OF THE YEAR, IS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT A QUARTER-OF-A-MILLION VISITORS, INCLUDING THOUSANDS OF TOURISTS.

    BRITISH EXHIBITORS INCLUDE A WIDE RANGE OF GARDENING AND ALLIED EQUIPMENT FIRMS. HARRY WHEATCROFT, A FOREMOST EXPERT ON GARDENING MATTERS, IS EXHIBITING AS USUAL.

    BELGIUM'S EXHIBIT IS THE THIRD SINCE WORLD WAR TWO. ARRANGED IN MODERN FASHION, IT WAS DESIGNED BY MR. Y. NUBOURGH, PROFESSOR OF GARDENING ARCHITECTURE. AMONG THE FLOWERS ON DISPLAY: A SUPER STAR ROSE, GERBERA (AFRICAN DAISIES), AND PINK HYBRIDS.

    FOR THE FRENCH EXHIBIT, MORE THAN 4,000 PLANTS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT OVER FROM THE LOIRE VALLEY. MODELS IN PERIOD COSTUME REFLECT THE LONG EXPERIENCE OF THE LOIRE VALLEY GARDENING FIRMS. THE PLANTS EXHIBITED HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AS EXAMPLES OF THOSE WHICH CAN BE READILY EXPORTED TO TRADE BUYERS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    A WATER GARDEN IS THE CENTRAL THEME OF JAPAN'S DISPLAY. IT HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO SHOW THAT "A JAPANESE GARDEN SHOULD BE A PLACE OF PEACE AND REPOSE, AWAY FROM THE WORKADAY WORLD."
    THE ENTRY FROM HOLLAND HAS BEEN ENTERED BY THE DUTCH FLOWER GROWERS' ASSOCIATION, OF THE HAGUE. AS WELL AS FLOWERS, IT ALSO FEATURES GREENHOUSE PLANTS.

    THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW IS ORGANISED BY THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1WEBQ9J3170G3L5IM2YXVEJYQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WEBQ9J3170G3L5IM2YXVEJYQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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