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Giant Veg and Chelsea Flower Show 2016

We were delighted to supply Tom Smith Plants with Giant Veg at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016.  The Company secured a Silver Guilt Medal at the event.  Pictures from the event are detailed below, including some great pictures with Raymond Blanc and the Chelsea Pensioners

 

Key facts

  • The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society which was founded in 1804.
  • In 1927 there was a campaign to get the RHS to ban foreign exhibits from RHS Chelsea to reduce competition with British firms. The RHS refused saying, ‘horticulture knows nothing of nationality.’
  • In 1932 the rain at the Show was so severe that a summer house display fell to pieces. One very wet year an exhibitor named it ‘The Chelsea Shower Flow’.
  • The Great Pavilion is roughly 11,775 square metres or 2.90 acres, enough room to park 500 London buses.
  • Of the firms that exhibited at the first Show in 1913, three can still be seen at the Show today: McBean’s Orchids, Blackmore & Langdon and Kelways Plants.
  • A cap of 157,000 was placed on the number of visitors to the showground in 1988.