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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #4990095

Join me in a stroll around Chelsea Flower show 2008.
The show was a fabulous day out, with so much to try and see in one day!




The Delphinium display in the Great Pavillion, underplanted with Begonias.


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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
12:06 AM

Post #4990119

Hello flower friends! me with the lilies.

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terriculture
london England
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May 23, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #4990240

Orchid Society of Great Britian ...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
12:46 AM

Post #4990267

Impressive lupins...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
12:50 AM

Post #4990284

Orchids

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #4990357

Bromeliads

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #4990383

A gold medal was awarded to the Bromeliad stand

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
1:09 AM

Post #4990433

Alpine display...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #4990466

Australian show garden... Gold medal winner

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4990499

The colours, textures, plants and materials of Australia are the highlights of this garden.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #4990516

Designed to give visitors a taste of Australia from the beach to the bush.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #4990544

A wall of Western Australia sandstone was constructed from 3500 individual pieces.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #4990637

Chrysanths all shapes and sizes...



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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
4:18 PM

Post #4993058

The sky at night garden...

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terriculture
london England
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May 23, 2008
4:20 PM

Post #4993068

Lovely textures here!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
4:26 PM

Post #4993092

Moss covered doors and walls, Urban garden section...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
4:30 PM

Post #4993110

another view...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #4993122

I liked this urban rooftop garden, beautiful planting and attention to detail.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
4:40 PM

Post #4993140

Show garden, ...Elevations

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terriculture
london England
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May 23, 2008
4:43 PM

Post #4993156

The elevated walkway was set above the planting and water...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
4:47 PM

Post #4993172

Lovely palm trees...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
4:53 PM

Post #4993199

The Oceanico Garden... Designed by Diarmuid Gavin , thats him in the blue shirt having a glass of wine or a cup of coffee!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
4:58 PM

Post #4993215

This garden is a city courtyard that invites visitors to stop by for a cup of coffee, glass of wine or a light lunch.
A bit like our very own flowerpot cafe!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
5:05 PM

Post #4993241

Giant white daisies made in metal and mesh tower above the foliage. A forest of lollipop trees creates the backdrop.
The mass planting was shades of green.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2008
5:10 PM

Post #4993258

All impressive from the flowers to the folks. I really could sit by the water in that Aussie setting, it is so inviting. Must say my favorite is the rooftop, it is so secluded and warm colors with all that mossy green and the glass top table.
I must also say how impressed I am that all the visitors were so well dressed - we don't always see that in the US at such events.
BTW, you are lovely as the lilies, now don't start blushing we won't be able to distinguish you with those lovely reddish locks!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
5:11 PM

Post #4993259

The Lloyds TSB garden...

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2008
5:15 PM

Post #4993278

Oh, man, I'd like to be in there doing some diggin!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
5:16 PM

Post #4993284

Hi candee, glad you are enjoying the tour!
BTW, I am blushing ...LoL!

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gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2008
5:18 PM

Post #4993291

What a treat this is for all of us to see! Thanks so much...
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
5:20 PM

Post #4993307

This structure was inspired by a Venus fly trap!

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morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 23, 2008
5:23 PM

Post #4993320

Interesting water feature on that last pic.

Thank you for sharing all the lovely, happy plants and flowers. They are just beautiful...like you!

:-)

Pam
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
5:28 PM

Post #4993338

Hi gessiegail! Nice you popped in for a look, I'm happy to share the day with everyone!
It was very crowded and we spent alot of time waiting our turn to get to the front to take pics.

I did like this falling water feature...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
5:43 PM

Post #4993395

OMGoodness! Thank you Pam.

The Daily Telegraph Garden ... This garden is intended simply to provide an atmosphere of peace and relaxation.
The inspiration for this garden is the purity of design found in a Japanese garden , which is combined with an English planting tradition to create a harmonious, visually stimulating space.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
5:51 PM

Post #4993425

close up of the water lilies.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
6:02 PM

Post #4993592

The Cancer Resaearch UK Garden... designed by Andy Sturgeon. A 'thought wall' sculpture, inspired by a 1960's
Mary Quant dress, provides a dramatic backdrop to the garden..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
6:23 PM

Post #4993676

The tree ferns were magnificent in this contemporary woodland design. The garden features elements from different eras, from prehistoric plants to contemporary bulding materials. The journey from the old to the new reflects the progressive research that is constantly undertaken by Cancer research UK.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
6:31 PM

Post #4993713

Oh here's Andy Sturgeon (the designer) for the cancer research garden.
We spotted a few famous designers at the show!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
8:36 PM

Post #4994101

Back in the Great Pavillion ...

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terriculture
london England
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May 23, 2008
8:40 PM

Post #4994112

South Africa display...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
8:43 PM

Post #4994125

Colourful bulbs..

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terriculture
london England
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May 23, 2008
8:48 PM

Post #4994144

Alliums and foxtail lily, this was beautifully displayed...

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terriculture
london England
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May 23, 2008
8:52 PM

Post #4994164

Jamaica display...

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terriculture
london England
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May 23, 2008
8:58 PM

Post #4994185

Grenada...

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terriculture
london England
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May 23, 2008
9:02 PM

Post #4994200

Queen Elizabeth ll Botanic Park, Cayman Islands... Beautiful, so exotic!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
9:05 PM

Post #4994208

Oops, forgot the picture!...

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terriculture
london England
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May 23, 2008
9:12 PM

Post #4994230

I think this is Trinidad and Tobago... ,.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #4994239

close up..

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terriculture
london England
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May 23, 2008
9:19 PM

Post #4994250

Exotic ginger flowers, stunning!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
9:23 PM

Post #4994268

Cayman Islands...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
9:27 PM

Post #4994284

David Austin roses, what perfume!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
9:31 PM

Post #4994304

The photo doesn't show how gorgeous the roses were!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #4994336

In the floral design marquee, a display from floral designer Jane Packer

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
9:40 PM

Post #4994345

Fashion and flowers

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robcorreia
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 23, 2008
10:02 PM

Post #4994435

You are sooo lucky!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
10:06 PM

Post #4994456

Back outside to the show gardens...

The Largest Room in the house... A garden of respectful remembrance commemorating the 90th anniversary of the end of the first world war.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
10:13 PM

Post #4994496

Thank you robcorreia. I know I am lucky to have the opportunity to go to the show!



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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #4994511

The Bupa garden...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
10:22 PM

Post #4994530

Sensory garden for elderly residents at a care home...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

May 23, 2008
10:32 PM

Post #4994574

After the show the garden will be relocated to a Bupa care home.
This one was one of my favourites!


Thats all for today folks!
I am going on holiday for a week and have tried to show all the photos from the show before I go, but there is more and I have run out of time! so... See you with the rest of the pics when I get back!
Terri

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gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2008
10:53 PM

Post #4998485

What I wouldn't give to just once in my lifetime see this particular 'best' show of flowers anywhere!

We welcome you back...with more photos (LOL)
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

May 25, 2008
12:44 PM

Post #5000239

Thanks so much for the pictures Terri! I wanna see you there next year! Have a great holiday. . .looking forward to more pics.
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 26, 2008
2:47 PM

Post #5004811

Wow!!!!! Sitting here speechless. The pic are totally awesome. The best bloom in the bunch is you though. Nice to see ya in person. Your a very lovely young woman. I sure appreciate that you took so many pics and are sharign them will all of us.

So glad ya got an opportunity to go. Lots of inspiration there for us. Sure wish my yard looked like alot of them. Ahhhhh good thing we can have dreams. : )
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #5007132

Panting over all the color and the arrangements we could make from all of the above, you did a marvelous job Terri of capturing the show. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great holiday and see you soon.
jtwig
Davis, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 27, 2008
5:13 AM

Post #5008615

Oh my goodness. These are so beautiful. Thank you for presenting all of these photos!!!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2008
11:26 AM

Post #5009001

You certainly got a lot of folks attention with the show photos Terri. Welcome to all newbies to this thread, hope to stay and join in on our arrangements and friendship.
Candee
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
8:27 PM

Post #5058860

Hi everyone,
Thanks for the compliments! Glad you are enjoying the pictures from the show.
On my return from Liverpool...The next garden was designed for George Harrison of the Beatles.
It's called From Life to Life, A garden for George

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
8:30 PM

Post #5058877

A mosaic path runs through the garden.

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terriculture
london England
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June 5, 2008
8:34 PM

Post #5058896

Part of the psychedelic 1960s planting area..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
8:39 PM

Post #5058912

A water feature with George under his umbrella!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
8:43 PM

Post #5058928

another view... nice planting.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
8:49 PM

Post #5058948

This was one of the most colouful gardens at the show..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
8:56 PM

Post #5058974

The Cadogan Garden.
A garden in dapple shade with water canals.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
8:59 PM

Post #5058993

There were quite a few 'all green' gardens this year.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
9:04 PM

Post #5059020

The Laurent-Perrier Garden...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #5059041

This was awarded a gold and 'best in show'

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
9:25 PM

Post #5059134

The only flowers in the garden were white...

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terriculture
london England
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June 5, 2008
9:33 PM

Post #5059179

The QVC garden... more water!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
9:36 PM

Post #5059193

meadow style planting...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
9:40 PM

Post #5059214

Reflective water and fresh naturalistic planting...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
9:44 PM

Post #5059225

Another green garden with water!...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
10:07 PM

Post #5059335

Back in the Pavillion looking for some colour!..

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
10:10 PM

Post #5059344

Beautiful bottle brush...

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 5, 2008
10:18 PM

Post #5059388

A brick wall used as part of the Clematis exhibit.

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2008
11:30 AM

Post #5081398

I really like the reflective water and natural area. The rest are lovely and lush, but a few are way to formal for my taste, they just look too perfect and I don't do "perfect" well LOL!
One of these days, I would love to see this show in person, but until then thanks for sharing all the wonderful displays. They do give one some great ideas.
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2008
7:28 PM

Post #5083500

Hi Terri - I just got back from a two-week vacation and am getting caught up on all the lovely photos you have posted. Wow - did you really get all that in in ONE day???? Is that a yearly event? Will have to make that a vacation destination real soon.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 13, 2008
7:55 PM

Post #5099368

Thanks Candee and soilsandup! Yes it is a yearly event, the first day the Queen has a look around! a couple of days are RHS members only and the rest of the week it is open to the public. The plants are for sale on the last day of the show, Saturday at 4pm, they ring a bell!
I was only there for the day, so I didn't see everything. It is well worth a visit if ever you find yourself in this part of the world.

Another show garden ... Summer Solstice

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tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2008
2:20 PM

Post #5106955



Beautiful photos of another fabulous RHS Chelsea, terriculture! Thanks for sharing your day at the show! I wish I could have made it over the pond for a visit too!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 15, 2008
3:32 PM

Post #5107274

Thank you Tabasco! Glad you enjoyed the pictures. It would be great to have one of those DG meetings over here one day!!

Soilsandup, I forgot to say I had a half day ticket, 3.30-8pm. It's MUCH cheaper, Lol!

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tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2008
8:50 AM

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Yes, I would like that!!
ReefdiverTed
Chandler, AZ

July 18, 2008
9:29 AM

Post #5278314

WOW factor of 10 !! Now I'm googling to see when the next flower show is in my area is.
INCREDIBLE !!!


terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 22, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #5298664

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it ReefdiverTed.
dayflower
Gonzales, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2009
1:20 PM

Post #6289260

Beautiful...its hard to believe how huge the exibits can be until you see them. Its a treat everyone who loves flowers should experience at least once. Very much worth it...Thanks
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 20, 2009
10:31 PM

Post #6296533

You are very welcome dayflower!
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2009
3:08 PM

Post #6303235

So what month does this show take place? I've always wanted to go to England. I'm one of those people who goes gaga over anything English! I loved that George Harrison garden, esp the painted paths.
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 22, 2009
3:37 PM

Post #6303331

Hi Gwendalou! The show is in May, usually the 3rd week. I haven't checked the dates this year yet.
The George Harrison was a lovely garden, the mosaic paths were so colourful leading you through.
Glad you enyoyed it, hopefully I will go again this year, if I can find a friend to go with . LOL!

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