Chelsea: the greatest flower show on Earth
'The Greatest Flower Show on Earth' encompasses the entire history of this legendary event from 1913 to the present day. It's all here, from the outstanding plants, sublime exhibitions and talented designers, to downpours of torrential rain, personality clashes and other mishaps. As well as explaining the judging process and how the organizers decide who should exhibit, the author also offers a revealing social history of the Chelsea show; royal visits, cherished traditions and changing fashions. Featuring photographs from the past and the present, this sumptuous book is the definitive guide to the world's most famous flower show.
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