RHS Chatsworth Flower Show first day

The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show opened its doors today (Wednesday, 6th June) – and thousands of visitors poured in to check out what’s new in the world of gardening, horticulture and horticultural design. Visitors have another four days to enjoy the show – take a look at the pictures to see a snapshot of the world of horticulture in 2018.

A stunning setting for the Chatsworth RHS Flower Show Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

One of the many stalls selling every conceivable garden ornament and gadget. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Silver medal winner Hay Time in the Dales, Chris Myers Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

If you want it, the RHS Chatsworth will have it. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

They grow ’em mighty large in Derbyshire. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Isn’t nature wonderful. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Yet another unusual but beautiful product of nature. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

A stunning and informative display by the Orchid Society. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

A display of air plants and bromeliads. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Thankfully not a real honey bee in the bee-keepers marquee. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

The Living Laboratory marquee demonstrates the use of plants as natural filtration removing nitrogen waste from water. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Around 5,000 orchids all the way up to the roof in the Orchid marquee. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Orchids and yet more orchids. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Even the mayflies turned out in force to view the gardens. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

The weather stayed fine so the wellies weren’t needed. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Gold medal winner Phil Hirst’s The Great Outdoors. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Peak District well-dressing display. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

A Gold Award for Harveys. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars 

A jazz band entertains visitors. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars . . .

. . . followed by a mariachi band. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Basket weaving display. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Louise Stocks-Young of Diamond Awl leather workshops who offer leather working training courses. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

BBC’s Gardener’s World Presenter Carol Klein does her stuff at the Gold medal winning The Great Outdoors show garden. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Bougainvillea if I’m not mistaken – there are a number of varieties of these stunning plants on display and for sale. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

Just one of the many horticultural displays in the main marquee. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

If you can get there early. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

At the end of a long day you may wish to take a seat. Image ⓒ Granville Sellars

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