Chelsea Flower Show 2010 gets underway

Country Life kicked off Chelsea week with our Summer Gardens issue, in which Mark Griffiths previews this year’s Show, for which tickets sold out in record time. The global economic downturn doesn’t seem to have stopped exhibitors pulling out the stops – one of the gardens is bedecked with jewels and has been valued at £20m, making it the most expensive garden ever put together for Chelsea Flower Show. A new competition to find exciting new plants is being launched this week at the show, and suggests a choice property for sale in Chelsea, should you want an easy journey to the site for next year’s fun and games.

Chelsea Flower Show 2010 – Country Life Preview

Mark Griffiths previews this year’s Chelsea Flower Show picking out the highlights and taking you around the show gardens

Record ticket sell-out for Chelsea Flower Show

It was a groundbreaking year for ticket sales at Chelsea, illustrating that the appetite for the most glamorous gardening event of the year is as keen as ever

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