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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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Queen to visit Chelsea Flower Show

The Queen, as Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, will today attend a sneak preview of the Chelsea Flower Show.

The Queen at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 1971. Credit: @BritishMonarchy

The Chelsea Flower Show has become a regular fixture in the Royal calendar since it was first held in 1913. Since then it has been an annual event and takes place in late May.

The aim of the exhibitions is to encourage amateur gardeners of all standards to try to achieve similar displays in their own gardens.

One of the most outstanding displays in the shows history was the Coronation Empire Exhibition in 1937.

Created to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI, exhibits included plants representing different parts of the Commonwealth.

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