100th Anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show

This year, 2013, is a pretty special one in the gardening world. It’s the centenary of the Chelsea Flower Show!

Even people who aren’t keen gardeners can’t help but be impressed. It’s like Paris Fashion Week but muddier. We’re pretty lucky that such a worldwide show should take place in London, in the grounds of the Royal Hospital. If you haven’t already booked your tickets, you can do here

Gnomes may be forbidden, but pretty much anything else goes, and we love to see the creativity on display every year. The show gardens, which were announced last year, are mostly focusing on sustainable living. Prince Harry’s charity Sentabale draws on the landscape of Lesotho; the Daily Telegraph’s garden is designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole and fuses Japanese and English influences while the Food and Environment Research Agency’s garden daringly includes dead trees.

That’s just the show gardens – there are stalls, displays and competitions too. If you’ve been to the show before and have photos, you should enter the competition before 5th April to win a pair of tickets to the show. We’re guessing the older, the better – it has been going since 1913 after all.

What are you most looking forward to seeing this year?