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I'm Skye – but you may know me better by my Instagram username @georgianlondon.

I’m a London-based photographer interested in history, heritage, architecture and travel. Thanks for stopping by!

Under the floral spell at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Under the floral spell at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society’s annual garden show has been held every May in the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital, home of the distinctive scarlet-coated Chelsea Pensioners, since 1912. It brings together a number of impressive show gardens, a series of smaller scale Artisan Gardens, a pavilion showcasing British-grown flowers and plants, and a whole host of the great and the good of British society (including the Queen, who pays a visit each year).

  Royal Chelsea Hospital, built in 1682 and home to around 300 British Army veterans (“Chelsea Pensioners”)

Royal Chelsea Hospital, built in 1682 and home to around 300 British Army veterans (“Chelsea Pensioners”)

I was lucky enough to attend the press preview the day before the show opened to the public, and was (slightly unexpectedly) enchanted by the whole experience, my first time at the show. The weather was glorious — fine and cool enough for a jacket in the morning, and warm and slightly sultry in the afternoon, and the greenery of the hospital grounds was bathed in the kind of fine, clear, filtered light that is so peculiarly English.

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Some of the highlights for me included the M&G Garden designed by Sarah Price, a romantic Mediterranean oasis; the Trailfinders South African Wine Estate garden designed by Jonathan Snow, which features a traditional Cape Dutch homestead and a beautiful parterre garden; and the Welcome to Yorkshire garden designed by Mark Gregory, with a traditional stone cottage, wisteria growing in its cottage garden, limestone walls, and a babbling brook.

Among the Artisan Gardens, I absolutely loved the Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden, which explores the effects of epilepsy, a neurological disorder that affected the eldest daughter of Victorian craftsman William Morris.

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The M&G Garden

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The Trailfinders Garden with traditional Cape Dutch homestead

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The Embroidered Minds Garden

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Welcome to Yorkshire Garden

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Wuhan Water Garden, China

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Hyacinths in the pavilion

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Peonies

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Roses

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Dahlias 

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Roses

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 A couple of the cutest attendees

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The Artisan Retreat section, with a vintage vibe

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Drinks truck collaboration between St Germain  and June in March floral designer

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Mens’ hats for sale

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Twine shop

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Homeware stall

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A weekend at Marshal Wade’s House in Bath

A weekend at Marshal Wade’s House in Bath