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Foliage, flowers and famous faces at this year's Chelsea Flower Show

PUBLISHED: 11:44 30 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:26 20 February 2013

In preparation for the Queen's visit, the sniffer dogs go through the Show Gardens...

In preparation for the Queen's visit, the sniffer dogs go through the Show Gardens...

Whether the style is formal or flamboyant, we love our gardens, and there's nowhere better than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to find inspiration. Kate Fleming visited and found herself in very distinguished company. Photos by Amy Rowlinson

Whether the style is formal or flamboyant, we love our gardens, and theres nowhere better than the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to find inspiration. Kate Fleming visited and found herself in very distinguished company. Photos by Amy Rowlinson

Tynings Climbers

Award: Silver-Gilt

Based in Clevedon, this nursery holds the national collection of Passiflora and specialises in hardy and tender climbers.

Broadleigh Gardens

Award: Gold

Christine Skelmersdale has exhibited at Chelsea for 40 years, and has finally bowed out of exhibiting with a resounding gold success again this year for her showing of spring- and summer-flowering bulbs. broadleighbulbs.co.uk

Kelways Plants

Award: Silver-Gilt

A prominent name in horticulture, and based in Langport, Kelways not only showed its range of peonies in the Great Pavilion, but also supplied plants to many award-winning gardens this year at Chelsea.

Avon Bulbs

Award: Gold

South Petherton-based, this small family-owned company has exhibited at Chelsea for 25 consecutive years, and specialises in flowering bulbs and associated plants. See their range online at avonbulbs.co.uk

Pennard Plants

Award: Silver Flora

Encouraging us to develop architectural form in the garden, Pennards stand featured a potager and many fruit trees trained into shapes. pennardplants.com

Blackmore & Langdon

Award: Gold

Based at Pensford, near Bristol, this nursery specialises in begonias and delphiniums. blackmore-langdon.com


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