Wednesday, 27 February 2013

100 Years of the Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital

The sun has decided to pop its head out today and has got everyone at the Royal Hospital Chelsea thinking of warmer days... So I thought for this weeks blog we would do a bit of reminiscing about past Chelsea Flower Shows.

The Royal Horticultural Society will hold the 100th Centenary Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this May and, as is tradition, the Chelsea Pensioners will attend the shows in their beautiful scarlet coats, admiring the hard work and craftsmanship that goes into this amazing show every year.

A Chelsea Pensioner enjoying the 'Saturday Sell Off'
at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1986

A Chelsea Pensioner with an amazing moustache,
posing with Elaine Paige at the Chelsea Flower Show in  1986

A Chelsea Pensioner admiring one of the gardens
at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1989

Chelsea Pensioners in their scarlet's taking tea with Stephanie Powers

A Chelsea Pensioner in his blues admiring some of the flowers
at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1995

Two Chelsea Pensioners enjoying the award winning
'Chelsea Pensioners Garden - A Soldiers Dream of Blighty'
at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2005

A Chelsea Pensioner speaking to one of the exhibitors
at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2010

One of our female Chelsea Pensioners enjoying the sunshine
and helping out on the Royal Hospital Chelsea stall in 2011

70 Chelsea Pensioners on
Diarmuid Gavin's Pyramid Garden in 2012

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