Chelsea Flower Show
Paris and London
2003

Guests

 
Our guests this tour … pictures
 

The Museum of Garden History…I have been here twice before and have other pictures as well, but you always see something you didn’t before! It is housed in an old church and the Tradescants are buried here. The planting of Tradescantia is right there as soon as you enter this wonderful little garden. The Museum was founded in 1977 to save the historic church of St. Mary at Lambeth and create the worlds first museum of garden history. It is a delightful place to visit and we always try and get there when the tour is based in London.

The red brick building with the statue of Queen Victoria is Kensington Palace. A couple of pictures of the sunken water garden are shown which was just about to get planted with the summer bedding plants. The red brick building with the long white windows is the Orangery and that is where we had lunch. Inside, all white and very pleasing to the eye with the sculpture and decoration, it was a very peaceful place to enjoy a wonderful lunch. We were all very proud to show you what we were eating! I had soup, fresh bread and brie and salad. The Orangery was built in 1704-5 and has an interior decorated with paneling, cornice and 24 Corinthian columns, all painted white. Above the arches at either end of the room are pine and pear wood carvings by Grinling Gibbons. We toured the gardens and house and had a wonderful time walking where perhaps Diana, Princess of Wales, and others, might have walked.

There are a few more pictures of the grounds including this lamp with the crown on top of it. Back to our hotel and dinner, then our very big day tomorrow!
 

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row