London’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show includes an Islamic-inspired garden

The world-famous event was attended by King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is in full bloom. The annual show is one of the most beautiful events in London, and attracts visitors from around the world. This year, it includes the Eastern Eye Garden of Unity, which draws its inspiration from Islam. 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from 22 to 27 May, and is open to the public. The show brings together dazzling displays, which are the pinnacle of horticultural excellence. Plus, visitors have the chance to chat with growers and nursery owners, enjoy boutique shopping experiences and take plenty of Insta-worthy pictures. 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Eastern Eye Garden of Unity has been designed by the British gardener, Manoj Malde. He was directly inspired by the teachings of Islam, and the garden celebrates diversity and inclusion. The display includes five trees that symbolise love, kindness, empathy, unity and understanding. Plus, there are Indian garments, statues of Hindu gods, a Jewish mezuzah and a brightly coloured pergola.  

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show opened with royal guests. The event was attended by King Charles III and Queen Camilla, and marks one of their first public appearances since the Coronation. The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, visited the event and was joined by schoolchildren. Plus, celebrities spotted on the first day include actress Billie Piper, actress Joanna Lumley and footballer Michael Owen.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show began on 20 May, 1913 and was originally known as The Great Spring Show. The royal family attended the first show, and it quickly became a popular event in the London cultural calendar. By the 1980s, the show had doubled in size, and today it is one of the most famous flower shows on Earth. 

Smell the roses. 

GO: Visit www.rhs.org.uk for more information. 

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