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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 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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