RHS Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration Book Release and Blog Giveaway

RHS Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration
RHS Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration

I’m excited to reveal the following book release, published April 2013 by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, which I feel will be of great interest to my readers:

Chelsea Flower Show celebrates its hundredth birthday in May 2013; an annual, world-famous and well-loved horticultural and social event. To mark this special occasion, RHS Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration is the essential centenary souvenir and an enduring look at what makes Chelsea special.

Royal Horticultural Society insider Brent Elliott explains how the show has grown and changed, how it has formed part of the social calendar and how the nation’s taste in garden design and planting has been reflected and shaped by Chelsea over the years. Short pieces from some of our greatest nurserymen, nurserywomen and garden designers describe what Chelsea means to them, along with pieces from those who present the show to the public and those behind the scenes who pull it all together.

A wealth of illustration draws from the extensive RHS archive and includes photographs in colour and black and white, plans and posters, many published here for the first time. Whether you come for the nurseries or the show gardens, to buy gardening gloves or foxgloves, or whether you simply prefer to avoid the crowds and read all about it, this magnificent book conjures up the full Chelsea experience.

About the author:

Brent Elliott can reasonably claim to be the world expert on the history of RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He is historian to the RHS and author of numerous books, including the official history of the RHS and Flora: An Illustrated History of the Garden Flower.

If you’d like a chance of winning a copy of RHS Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration just leave a comment on this post by midnight on Friday 26th April to say you’d like to be included. I’ll then put all the names in a hat and draw a lucky winner. The competition giveaway is open to UK addresses only I’m afraid. Good Luck!

Thanks to Jessica at The Aurum Publishing Group.

COMPETITION GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! The winner will be notified by email and the book will be sent to the address provided. Many thanks to all who entered.

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46 comments

  1. My wife and I are going to Chelsea this year, so this looks like the perfect momento of the occasion for us.

  2. My Mum would love this, so entering it for her. She spends as much time as she can in the garden. Good luck to everyone. :) :D x

  3. We have a flower and garden show in Melbourne, which is great but would love to get to the best of them all – Chelsea – some day! Looks like a fabulous book! What a great giveaway!

  4. I would love to be included but I don’t live in the UK. If my name was pulled out could I have it sent to a friend in the UK please?

  5. After a hard day in my pretty potager plot I could recline in my vintage deckchair with a refeshing cuppa in my favourite china cup and lose myself in the History of this quintessentially British event!Please enter me in prize draw, thankyou.

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