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|Queen's Day at the Chelsea Flower Show|
- Royal preview for green-themed extravaganza
GREEN is the theme at this year's Chelsea Flower Show, which opens its doors to the Queen today.
Following tradition, Her Majesty gets to have a peek a day before everyone else at the hundreds of gardening exhibits on display at Britain's premier horticultural event.
Tomorrow and Wednesday, members of the Royal Horticultural Society will be able to enjoy the sights of the gardens constructed at the Royal Hospital grounds in Chelsea, followed by the general public on Thursday. The event is already a sell out.
Each year, organisers introduce a theme and this year it's the subtleties of the colour green, which is to be gloried in its many shades throughout the show. Other highlights include a strong showing input from southern hemisphere plants and a thorny red rose named after New Scotland Yard - "an ideal platform to illustrate garden security in action," as the blurb goes.