The four-acre London garden was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in order to grow medicinal plants and train their apprentices. It is the second oldest botanic garden in Britain, after the one at Oxford.
1. The Pond Rockery area (also shown at the top). The sides are planted in Mediterranean and alpine plants.
The Archives hold over 60,000 photos and records documenting 6,300 historic and contemporary American gardens. At its core are almost 3,000 hand-colored glass lantern and 35mm slides donated by the Garden Club of America.
Smithsonian Gardens maintains 11 gardens around the Smithsonian Institution’s grounds and also has a good blog here.
It’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show time! Their website is here.
All The Telegraph’s Chelsea coverage is here; The Guardian’s is here; The Independent’s is here.
BBC coverage is here. You may need this to view it. (View episodes soon; some expire in four days.)
The New York Times reports on how gnomes will be allowed in the show this year (only), here. In the Herald (Dublin), “Diarmuid Gavin has branded the Chelsea Flower Show ‘dull’ and described Prince Harry’s garden at the centenary exhibition as ‘bad,'” here.
Studio ‘g’ has photos of the Best in Show winner — the Australian garden — here, and they promise more pictures to come. Also, check out The Galloping Gardener’s report, here (thanks to GD by CM) — Gardenista’s,here — and The Enduring Gardener’s, here. Anne Wareham of thinkinGardens comments on two of this year’s entries, here.
Sources for seeds for cow parsley — plant of the moment at this year’s show, according to Gardenista — here.
Instagram photos tagged #chelseaflowershow are here. GAP Photos has 103 photos of Chelsea, here. More photos, as well as plant lists, are posted on Shoot,here.
Where have you found good photos or reviews of the show?