Gnomes at Chelsea Flower Show

The ban on gnomes at the Chelsea Flower Show is being overturned for this year as it marks its centenary and also tries to raise money to involve young people in horticulture.

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Chelsea Flower Show preparations

The final preparations are being made ahead of the opening of the Chelsea Flower Show 2013. The world-famous Chelsea Flower Show marks its centenary this year.

Romana Sousa arranges an Ooh La La clematis at the Chelsea Flower Show. Credit: PA
Andrew Symonds arranges Dendrobium at the Chelsea Flower Show. Credit: PA
Chi-Liang Liu works to prepare the Taiwan Orchid Growers Association garden. Credit: PA
Ploypan Patrathira Nond arranges flowers in the Nong Nooch Pattaya Tropical Garden. Credit: PA
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Garden designers prepare for Chelsea Flower Show

Designers are putting the finishing touches to this year's extravaganza. The annual Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.

Marie-Lucie Tropres prepares the M and G garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. Credit: PA
Rebecca Louise Law makes some adjustments to her floral artwork. Credit: PA
Carrie Burgess in the See Ability garden. Credit: PA
Workers adjust glass panels within the Waratah Studio. Credit: PA
Nick Barnes adjusts a scarecrow in the Generations Garden. Credit: PA
The Chelsea Flower Show opens today. Credit: PA

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Chelsea Flower Show allows gnomes for first time

A party of royal guests headed by the Queen will be given a sneak preview of the Chelsea Flower Show today, ahead of its public opening.

Celebrity painted gnomes by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen, Sir Elton John and Antonio Carluccio. Credit: PA

The world-famous Chelsea Flower Show marks its centenary this year, celebrating a hundred years of gardening and plants.

The RHS has lifted its ban on gnome for the first time. Credit: PA

For one year only the RHS has lifted its ban on gnomes at RHS Chelsea Flower Show to celebrate its centenary year and raise funds for the next generation of gardeners.

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