In Pictures: Blooming marvellous! Chelsea Flower Show set for return

The famous horticultural event takes place next week.

Chelsea Flower Show 2021
Chelsea Flower Show 2021

The final touches are being made to blooms and gardens as this year’s Chelsea Flower Show prepares to open.

The famous event at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London is being held for the first time in September, with members of the public returning following last year’s hiatus due to Covid.

Chelsea Flower Show 2021
A woman works on a hedgehog floral exhibit on the National Chrysanthemum Society stand (Yui Mok/PA)
Chelsea Flower Show 2021
Chrysanthemums were also planted in a giant ladybird during the build day, ahead of next week’s show (Yui Mok/PA)
Chelsea Flower Show 2021
The final touches are completed on a giant display in the Co-op Communities in Bloom garden (Yui Mok/PA)
Chelsea Flower Show 2021
A double-decker bus forms part of one display (Yui Mok/PA)
Chelsea Flower Show 2021
Another features a hand-cut repurposed van by artist Dan Rawlings, entitled Delays Expected, in the Saatchi Gallery garden (Yui Mok/PA)
Chelsea Flower Show 2021
Finding Our Way is a garden designed as a tribute to the NHS (Yui Mok/PA)
Chelsea Flower Show 2021
The garden was designed by Naomi Ferrett-Cohen (Yui Mok/PA)
Chelsea Flower Show 2021
A worker takes a break while helping with the build (Yui Mok/PA)
Chelsea Flower Show 2021
A worker pots flowers ready for their addition to one of the garden displays (Yui Mok/PA)
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