The 53rd Chelsea Flower Show opens in the Royal Hospital Grounds, London, on Wednesday (22 May).
GV EXT. Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
CU Show poster 'Chelsea Flower Show'
SV Gardener watering flowers.
CU Sign 'From the Gardens, Windsor Great Park' PAN TO flowers.
CU ZOOM OUT TO GV Begonias.
CU Harry Wheatcroft and Duke of Windsor roses.
GV 'Mrs. Parker' geraniums.
CU Aztec geraniums
CU 'Mrs. Furnival' rhododendrons.
CU AND SV ZOOM OUT Paeonies. (2 shots)
GV ZOOM INTO CU Aphelandra Brockfeld
CU PAN ALONG Arabian night orchids.
GV Flower display
SV EXT. Chelsea pensioners looking at rockery.
Initials VS 20.22 VS 20.37
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Background: The 53rd Chelsea Flower Show opens in the Royal Hospital Grounds, London, on Wednesday (22 May).
Britain's Royal Horticultural Society organises the show which is the most famous of its kind in the world. Last year more than 150,000 people, many from overseas, saw the show.
By clever forcing and retarding, the exhibitors show many flowers that do not naturally bloom in May -- but the show is meant to be instructive, helping visitors produced similar flowers in their own gardens. Members of the Royal Horticultural Society give free advice on the control of pests and diseases, the treatment of soils and lawns and all other gardening problems.
Belgium, Italy, Holland, Trinidad and South Africa have foreign flower exhibits in this year's show, which is open for three days until Friday (24 May). There is also a wide variety of garden equipment on display.
SYNOPSIS: In the United Kingdom, the fifty-third Chelsea Flower Show opens in the grounds of Chelsea's Royal Hospital in London on Wednesday. Britain's Royal Horticultural Society organises the show. It's the most famous of its kind in the world.
Last year, more than a hundred and fifty thousand people saw carefully cultivated flowers like these begonias, and Harry Wheatcroft and Duke of Windsor roses.
These 'Mrs. Parker' and Aztec geraniums are hardy flowers but the exhibitors had to use clever forcing and retarding techniques to make some of the flowers bloom in May.
Most of the flowers like these 'Mrs. Furnival' rhododendrons and this collection of paeonies can grow in most gardens. The show is meant to be instructive and Royal Horticultural Society Members are available to give advice on soil treatment and all gardening problems.
These Aphelandra Brockfeld's were grown by a gardening firm near London but the exhibitors come from all over Britain. These are Arabian night orchids.
Belgium, Italy, Holland, South Africa and Trinidad have foreign flower exhibits in this year's show which is open until Friday. Some local Chelsea pensioners were allowed to see the show before it opened to the public on Wednesday.