Impressions of Chelsea

 

 

Chelsea Flower Show 2016

 

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 has been another stunning display of colour, creativity, design and great humour!

Busier than ever, it is impossible to get round to every show-garden, every display and every stand. Instead, I always choose the things I want to see beforehand and aim for them first, on the day. Then, I can just relax and drift along – quite happy to get swallowed up in the enthusiasm of the day and chance upon whatever comes my way!

And that’s my advice for anyone who has never been and plans to go next year – and this way you will enjoy it and not get frustrated. Also – buy your tickets very early (keep your eyes peeled in the media and the RHS website for when tickets go on sale). Finally, if you are lucky enough to bag tickets – get to the show early if you can! By around 1pm it is incredibly busy and obviously more difficult to move around and get to the places you want to see.

So, here’s my photo diary of this year’s show. It’s not comprehensive – just a selection of images from my favourite things this year. I hope you like it too. If you want to see more of my work, visit my website: michaeldavid-photography.co.uk.

For the technically-minded, this year I shot everything with a Fuji XT-1 and 18-135mm lens (that’s the DSLR equivalent of a 27-200mm lens). I did the the lightest editing in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC.

Enjoy.

Michael

 

Chelsea is all about colour – and there’s nowhere better to experience this than the brilliant displays inside the Grand Pavilion…

Pink Rose

Calla Lillies

Chelsea Flower Show 2016

 

Chelsea Flower Show 2016

 

 

Chelsea Flower 2016

 

 

 

The Show Gardens are one of the highlights of Chelsea – here are a few of my favourites from this year…

The Imperial Garden Revive

The Imperial Garden – Revive

 

Cloudy Bay - Chelsea Flower Show 2016

The Cloudy Bay Garden

Chelsea Flower Show 2016

The Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital

 

God’s Own County – A Garden for Yorkshire

The People’s Choice Award winner: God’s Own County – A Garden for Yorkshire

The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden

The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden

Chelsea Flower Show 2016

The Brewin Dolphin ‘Forever Freefolk’ Garden

 

The Telegraph Garden

The Telegraph Garden – Winner, Best in Show

 

Of course, The Chelsea Flower Show is nothing without the people that attend – and this year, a poignant display of Poppies too at the Royal Hospital Garden…

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A Chelsea Pensioner enjoys the Poppy display

 

Poppies at Royal Hospital Chelsea

Amazing Poppy creation at the Royal Hospital Garden Chelsea

 

Grand Pavilion Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Crowds of people and lots of Iris inside the Grand Pavilion

 

Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Until next year then…

Michael

 

All images © Michael David 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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~ by michael's eye on May 28, 2016.

One Response to “Impressions of Chelsea”

  1. Stunning photos as ever Michael. Just back from Amalfi coast. Photo opportunity at every turn. Hope you ok x

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