We're bringing you all the updates from behind the scenes at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016...
The 2016 Chelsea Flower Show has officially begun, and guests are flocking to London’s Royal Hospital for the biggest horticultural event of the year.
This year’s highlights including photographic exhibits and floral arches celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday, an acoustic garden inspired by percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie playing musical notes to visitors and a poppy tribute by Australian designer Phillip Johnson.
The father and son team at David Austin Roses will be unveiling a brand new flower to celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth. The ‘Roald Dahl’ (Ausowlish) English rose will be the centrepiece of their display and will be accompanied by a brand new illustration by Quentin Blake.
Cambodian dancers performed their way around the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to celebrate the launch of the Viking Cruises Mekong Garden. The garden, designed by Sarah Eberle, is inspired by the culture and communities from the Mekong River in South East Asia.
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The celebrity chef channels the spirit of Cambodia as he joins dancers for the opening of Viking Cruises Mekong Garden
As the event’s sponsors for the seventh year, M&G Investments commissioned a unique floral dress by acclaimed florist Larry Walshe, which took over 100 hours to create!
Dame Judi Dench opts for muted tones for her arrival at Royal Hospital. Rumour has it that she’s been trying on hats at the Pachachuti stall.
The newlyweds arrive! We love Jerry’s nod to the poppy tribute, but aren’t so sure about Murdoch’s hat…
One of the Queen’s birthday tribute arches comes courtesy of Ming Veevers Carter, who will be exhibiting her work at New Covent Garden Flower Market’s debut stand.
James Bond actress Naomie Harris arrives at the Bunchoose Nurseries looking glamorous in all white.
Our editor snapped this beautiful pergola looking over a pond at the Cloudy Bay Breathe and Savour stand.
More celebrities spotted
Interior designer and ‘Dragon’ Kelly Hoppen was spotted in a fetching animal print blazer and brogue.
Monty Don returns to present the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, airing on BBC One at 7:30pm.
The British Eccentrics Garden by Diarmuid Gavin for Harrods promises a revolving herb bed and topiary balls dancing in time with the tune ‘In an English Country Garden’.
The landscape gardener and designer is back for the first time in three years to exhibit his British Eccentrics Garden for Harrods.
The brightly-clad fitness instructor takes this season’s floral trend to new levels!
Thousands of knitted crochet poppies have been laid at the entrance of the show, evoking the ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ display at the Tower of London in 2014. Phillip Johnson, winner of the Best Show Garden in 2013, joined forces with textile artists Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight to create the stunning carpet of red.
A close-up of Johnson’s ‘5000 Poppies Project’.
Our cover star, Twiggy Lawson looks thrilled with her wonderful floral bouquet from the Marks and Spencer’s stand. Although she did admit, she’s not very green-fingered. She said: “I am not a gardener… I didn?t grow up with it. The gardens I really
love are wild flower gardens but they?re really hard to do.”
The Gone Girl actress is visiting the Morgan Stanley Garden in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital. She was spotted checking out the pink roses.
Piers Morgan might have had an early start on Good Morning Britain but he looked fresh as a daisy as he arrived at the flower show.
The actress got into the spirit of the day as she posed for pictures with some Cambodian performers, who were big fans.
The TV chef was cooking up a storm as he attended the opening day of the flower show.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show presenter looked radiant in orange. She admitted she always feels comfortable with flower. She said: “I’ve basically grown up with gardens. I’ve been to Chelsea many times, and my parents are rather steeped in it. Now I’ve got to know lots of the nurseymen and the growers and the designers.”
The Welsh comedian looked very daper as he arrived at the Royal Hospital Grounds in West London
Rob couldn’t resist having a selfie with the Cambodian performers.
Mary Portas enjoyed a chat with Woman & Home’s Editorial Director, Sue James at the Chelsea Flower Shower.
The former Spice Girl was joined by her husband Christian were one of the 160,000 visitors that are expected through the gates at Royal Hospital Grounds in London.
Mary Berry was swopping gardening tips with green-fingered Alan. Mary has had a white rose named after her.
Donna Air looked ready for summer in a Karen Millen billowing floral dress as she arrived at the show.
The former Royal Correspondent is sure to have checked out the new flower named after Princess Charlotte.
George Lamb posed in a pale pink suit as he arrived at the Royal Hospital Grounds in West London.
The Call The Midwife actress looked radiant in a stripey green dress with a brown belt.
Gaby Roslin posed beside Judith Chalmers at the VIP press day of the Chelsea Flower Show.
Judith said: “I like the fact that there are so many colours and different shades of
green and the plants that are
here green don’t shout at you, it’s so calm.
The fashion designer looked dashing in a navy jumper with red checked navy trousers.
The 42-year-old adventurer is a passionate gardener and was enjoying checking out the floral exhibitions.
The TV presenter was spotted admiring the English country garden with a twist display.