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Chelsea Flower Show has taken place every year (bar a few during the World Wars) since 1913 and on Friday we were lucky enough to visit this prestigious and world famous event. Battling our way through the crowds we managed to make our way around the magnificent show gardens and also experience the wonderfully vibrant displays on offer in the Great Pavilion.  Below are a few of our favourites.

On entry we were immediately struck by The M&G Garden, designed by Clive West, with its contemporary take of a paradise garden.  We are informed this is a space that uses water, shade and planting for sanctuary and contemplation and was in invented by the Persians more than 2,000 years ago.  It is certainly a place we would like to escape to!

Simplicity and relaxation were also top of the agenda for the Telegraph Garden with their take on an Italian garden.  We loved the clean straight lines of the grassed area, contrasting against the curves of the hedges and angular chairs.

We were then drawn to the jewelled colours of the delicate flowers and stone sculpture of the Himalayan Rock Garden.

Many of the gardens incorporated water features within their designs and one that grabbed our attention was the semi-circular water sculptures in the Positively Stoke-on-Trent garden. We also loved the clean lines and high tech materials used.