Author(s): Leslie Geddes-Brown
The Chelsea Flower Show is the highlight of the British gardening year. To celebrate Chelsea 2004, and the 200th anniversary of the RHS, distinguished gardening journalist Leslie Geddes-Brown presents a fully-updated, behind-the-scenes view of this much-loved event. This superbly illustrated book gives a fascinating insider's view of the exhilarating race-against-the-clock transformation of the Royal Hospital grounds, which includes erecting giant floral pavilions, setting up a catering "village", shifting over 590 tons of soil and laying several miles of water pipes - all miraculously achieved in just 21 days. Leslie Geddes-Brown presents an unforgettable portrait of the many people involved, capturing their indefatigable "Chelsea spirit".