The Chelsea Flower Show Celebrates 100 Years in 2013

Tour the past, present and future (including Prince Harry's garden) at this esteemed posy spectacular.
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The Queen

Queen Elizabeth enjoying the Chelsea Flower Show, whose 100th incarnation happened May 21-25, 2013. Every year on press day the show shuts down to ordinary visitors when the Queen visits.

The 100th Anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show

The renowned Chelsea Flower Show celebrates 100 years.

Opening Day

Queen Alexandra at the opening of the Chelsea Show in 1913.

Crowds at the 1935 Chelsea Flower Show

Crowds admire lupins at the 1935 Chelsea Flower Show.

Chelsea Flower Show, 1936

Though nowhere close to the estimated 160,000 spectators attending the 2013 show, in 1936 Brits still had to brave crowds to get a peek at their favorite flowers.

Heavy Lifting

Gardeners carrying pots at the 1931 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Royal Tour

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth by the formal pond at the 1938 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Appraising the Flowers

Queen Mary at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The Queen Takes in the Flowers

Charles McLaren, 3rd Lord Aberconway and Queen Elizabeth II at the Chelsea Flower Show. Lord Aberconway gardened at Bodnant near Colwyn Bay, Conwy in Wales and served as President of the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) for 23 years.

Dynamic Duo

The Duke and Duchess of Kent at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 1938.

Crowning Glory

Spectators at the 1976 Chelsea Flower Show indulge the indigenous love of fanciful chapeaux.

1964 Chelsea

One of the featured gardens from the 1964 Chelsea Flower Show.

An Eye for Cacti

Visitors looking at a display of cacti at the Chelsea Flower Show, 1964.

Flower Fans

Crowds at the Chelsea Flower Show take time to admire the orchids.

Floral Mini

A flower festooned Mini Cooper at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 in London.

Best in Show

The Brewin Dolphin Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012, designed by Cleve West and awarded Best in Show.

New Bloom: 'Kaiser' Clematis

Thorncroft Clematis nursery in Norwich England is featuring this stunning 'Kaiser' clematis at Chelsea 2013.

New Bloom: 'Coco' Heuchera

This striking ebony heuchera 'Coco' will be presented at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show by England's Chelsea Gold Medalists Plantagogo.

Aeonium 'Poldark'

This striking multi-branching succulent, Aeonium 'Poldark' is a featured entry in the 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show from Trewidden Nursery. The 'Poldark' is an ideal container plant, is drought tolerant and its dark color remains in the winter months.

A Sneak Peek

A sketch of this year's Brewin Dolphin garden, designed by Robert Myers.

Prince Harry's Garden

Prince Harry has commissioned a garden for the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show designed by Jinny Blom. The design benefits the children’s charity Sentebale that Harry co-founded and which helps children devastated by AIDS and poverty. His royal garden follows in the footsteps of his father Prince Charles’ 2002 garden, also conceived with Blom.