Going Wild in Chelsea

This year’s Chelsea Flower Show is even better than last year’s!

Rather than the regimented, grown-up style that seemed to be in favour last time, this year it’s wild.

Wild flowers, untamed hedges, muddled beds, with fox gloves and cat mint in abundance.

I went totally snap happy and took far too many pictures! Be warned, this post is strictly for those who love a good garden, otherwise I think I’d give it a miss.

Take my hand, let’s visit Chelsea’s very own Wonderland…

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I blended in nicely!

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Even the paps couldn’t resist a shot or two of my beautiful mum!

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The synchronised swimmers at the M&G Garden made quite the splash with the press!

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Talking of splashes, we got utterly soaked in the rain!

Bedraggled and wet-footed, we headed inside for a cuppa.

Where we befriended the most gorgeous Frenchman. A chef who has held us both spellbound for many a year with his culinary creations and charm.

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Monsieur Blanc.

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(Who was even more delicious in person than we could have hoped for!)

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Sorry Daddy, I think Mum might be all set to run away to Le Manoir!

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Once the rain passed we trotted back out, and ran into an old friend.

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Edward Waites, the exceptional sculptor.

We horsed around a little, and galloped off again!

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Two questions:

Q: Why would you want a huge dinosaur made of shells in your garden?

A: I have no idea.

Q: Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl using the bathroom?

A: Because the ‘p’ is silent

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There’s room for two on the unicorn, but I wont share. I’m too shellfish.

Sorry, had to (shoe)horn that one in somewhere!

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Breezing around my favourite of the gardens, the M&G garden.

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And not just because it had its own treehouse.

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But ok, mostly because it had its own treehouse.

Can you blame me?! Take a look inside…

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It also has its own swimming pond, which is something I have wanted forever.

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Though, still damp enough from the downpour, I resisted jumping in.

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Chilling with my favourite partner in crime!

My dress (longer version)// Bag // Coat // Shoes

Mum’s dress // Cardigan

Both of our jewels from Silver May, naturally.

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The sun came out and we happily toasted its arrival!

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And took ourselves off again.

You can’t stand too still at Chelsea Flower Show or somebody waters you.

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After the show we popped into Chelsea to see some of the Chelsea In Bloom pieces.

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CiB is an annual competition to see which shop can put on the best floral display.

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Which makes the area even more whoppingly beautiful than usual!

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This year the theme is Fairytale, and you can find each spot on the map here.

We had the most fabulous day, and I hate to say it (because really I pretend just to go along for Mum) but I’m already seriously excited to see what next year’s Chelsea Flower Show has to offer!

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