From the department of you may or may not know, London’s Chelsea Flower Show began Tuesday and will run through Saturday, 29 May. Dating back to anywhere between the mid-1800’s to early 1900’s depending on what is considered the “official” beginning, this is considered the hot ticket in the UK and around the world with over 150,000 people in attendance during the traditional five day event in May.
This year, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, held annually by the Royal Horticultural Society on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and, arguably the world’s most famous flower show, has a slight British comedy twist to it this year.
Hyacinth unveils Beatrix Potter Rose
It’s no wonder that Hyacinth Bucket was very proud of her garden, especially her roses. Patricia Routledge, the society’s patron actress, will introduce the Beatrix Potter Rose, described as “a beautiful rose with a soft pink bloom packed with petals“. Amanda Beales from Peter Beales Roses, one of the world’s leading rose growers, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Beatrix Potter Society with three new rose creations that will be unveiled at the show.
The event is covered extensively on the BBC and also counts members of the British Royal Family as attendees during a special preview event. If only Mrs. Fortescue or Mrs. Councillor Nugent could see Hyacinth with The Queen.