The Chelsea Flower Show 2012
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the most important garden show of the season. Full of celebrities and showmanship, it is the London Fashion Week of the horticultural world. But if you have a chance to visit and can see beyond the glamour, it is the one show of the year where you can get a first glimpse of new and exciting plant varieties, great and innovative ideas on garden design such as space saving planting schemes and new ideas in hard landscaping.
The work that goes into the main show gardens is breathtaking, but rather than be overwhelmed by these gardens, take a closer look and you will always find an idea you can take away with you and apply to your own garden. It may be a plant or and idea for a water feature. If you don't actually get the chance to visit the show in person, there are programmes on the BBC throughout the week which are a must if you want a snapshot of the latest horticultural trends or a look at this year's must have plants. The RHS also have a website dedicated to the show which will provide you with video tours of all the show gardens as well as the chance to vote for your own personal favourite.