Flower Power: Chelsea in Bloom

This past weekend brought the closing days of the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show.

Ladies love an opportunity to throw on a flowery frock, get gussied up, and spend an afternoon gasping at astonishing feats of gardening.

So why not pop by to experience all the hullabaloo!

cfs invite

cfs2

cfs3

cfs1

cfs mums

cfs lily

cfs flower

Cfs bouquet

cfs begonia

cfs dubarry

cfs arrangement

It was so much fun wandering around through the stalls and vendor exhibits taking in all the cutesy fashions and accessories that people who garden would love!

cfs marigold

cfs greenhouse

cfs key tags

cfs tennis court

cfs roses

cfs candleabra

cfs cacti

After a walk around the grounds getting smooshed and bumped in the massive throng of crowds, it was time for a relaxed afternoon tea in the pavilion.

cfs5

cfs tea

cfs7

cfs victoria sponge

victoria sponge sign

cfs victoria sponge slice

We had the best seats in the house – out on the sunny balcony of the pavilion, where we could nibble cakes and scones, watching the eager crowds below.

cfs table

cfs dessert

After tea, we had a chance to chat with some of the Chelsea Pensioners who were on hand for the bell-ringing ceremony to close the show.

cfs pensioners

These retired servicemen and women live in barracks on the grounds of the Royal Hospital and are recognizable by their distinctive scarlet coats. They are a jolly bunch, and always add a distinguished air to ceremonial events.

cfs pensioner

cfs6

A truly lovely time was had by all.

Hats off to the Chelsea Flower Show for putting on another incredible event!

cfs4

Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s