Silk Road Garden, Chengdu, China (RHS)

    Gallery: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

    22 May 2017

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show opens on Tuesday (May 23) with this year’s highlights include gardens inspired by Kyoto emperors of Japan, Gaudi and the Maltese landscape. There’s also a garden built around an 800-year-old boat that was discovered in the Norfolk Broads and a series of Feelgood Gardens, including the Chris Evans Taste Garden, celebrating BBC Radio 2’s 50th anniversary . The show’s Great Pavilion, a 12,000sq metre marquee, featuring more than 100 exhibits from the world’s best nurseries, growers and florists, with a rose named after Dame Judi Dench  on display. Here’s a sneak preview from the Royal Hospital Chelsea…

    The CWGC Centenary Garden (RHS)

    500 Years of Covent Garden (RHS)

    David Austin’s Dame Judi Dench roses (Howard Rice)

    The Anneka Rice Colour Cutting Garden (RHS)

    The Bermuda Triangle (RHS)

    The Chris Evans Taste Garden (RHS)

    The IBTC Lowestoft: Broadland Boatbuilderís Garden (RHS)

    The Morgan Stanley Garden (RHS)

    David Austin’s James L Austin roses (Howard Rice)

    Inland Homes: Beneath a Mexican Sky (RHS)

    The Breast Cancer Now Garden: Through the Microscope (RHS)