RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The First 100 years: 1913-2013

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780711235786: RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The First 100 years: 1913-2013

2013 saw the publication of the best-selling RHS Chelsea Flower Show: a Centenary Celebration. This new paperback edition for 2014 captures the magic of the 2013 show by revealing the best gardens, people, plants and events that made the show so memorable. From the first admission of gnomes to the Royal Hospital showground to controversial judging and Prince Harry's commemorative garden, this bookÿdocuments the best of the 2013 showÿto provide an up to date analysis of what makes Chelsea special.

For 101 years, RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been the annual event in the world of horticulture.ÿRoyal Horticultural Society insider Brent Elliott explains how the show has grown and changed, how it is has formed part of the social calendar and how the nation's taste in garden design and planting has been reflected and shaped by Chelsea over the years.

Short pieces from some of our greatest nurserymen, nurserywomen and garden designers describe what Chelsea means to them, along with pieces from those who present the show to the public and those behind the scenes who pull it all together.
A wealth of illustration draws from the extensive RHS archive and includes photographs in colour and black and white, plans and posters, many published here for the first time. Whether you come for the nurseries or the show gardens, to buy gardening gloves or foxgloves, or whether you simply prefer to beat the crowds and read all about it, this magnificent book conjures up the full Chelsea experience.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

INTRODUCTION

Every May, the horticultural world descends on a 12-hectare site in Chelsea. In the week before the Spring Bank Holiday, nurserymen. garden designers and contractors, television gardeners, celebrities, dignitaries and the royal family all pass through the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where dozens of model gardens and hundreds of exhibits of plants have been prepared for their attention. For a week, gardening makes it on to the front pages of the major British newspapers, and the television schedule is filled with daily commentary. The event is, of course, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Chelsea is not the world's largest flower show - the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which the RHS has been running for the past twenty years, is considerably larger - but it is without doubt the most prestigious. Honoured and emulated around the world, it has been the peak event of the British gardening world for generations, even before the television cameras encroached and it developed an additional audience among those who did not themselves venture through its turnstiles. ..

Ranelagh Gardens in 1937 Andy Sturgeon's 2012 Garden for M&G Investments

BUILDING THE SHOW GARDENS

The Society's contract with the Royal Hospital allows contractors to enter the site three weeks before the show. They have a little over a fortnight in which to take the gardens from lawn to finished product. Faith and Geoff Whiten said in their account that when they arrive 'all that is to be seen of our garden are a few wooden pegs banged into the grass'. Then, as work begins in the background on erecting the Great Pavilion, the garden makers get to work. ..At the end of the show, all the building works have to be undone, and all materials removed from the site, within five days. ..

OUT AND ABOUT AROUND CHELSEA

In the late 1020s, two prominent Chelsea residents, the Countess of Lovelace and Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson, started holding tea parties for celebrities and titled guests on the occasion of the show. ..The custom of tea parties continued into the 1970s.

RANELAGH GARDENS AT THE ROYAL HOSPITAL

From the beginning the Chelsea Show used Ranelagh Gardens as a place for visitors to sit, relax, picnic and listen to the bands. ..

EMERGING DESIGNERS SINCE 2000

The twenty-first century has seen the continuation of standard Chelsea themes. Historical revivalism: there have been gardens based on, or at least invoking, ancient Roman, Renaissance Italian, Victorian, Chinese and Japanese precedents. .. Geographical diversity: whether it is the native vegetation or the indigenous gardens that are copied . .Inspiration has been found in literature. ..and modern art. .. But there has also been an increasing tendency to base garden designs on extravagant metaphors. ..The new category of Fresh Gardens requires their designers to 'think outside the box'.

Jade Goto's QR Code Garden for Scotscape, 2012

NEW TECHNOLOGY

...2012, was also the first year in which smart technology was used at Chelsea: every name board bore a QR (Quick Response) code, which visitors could photograph with their mobile phones and use to get additional information. To emphasize the point, Jade Goto designed a garden for Scotscape Ltd entitled the QR Code Garden. The principal feature was a wall panel showing a QR code, whose excerpted patterns were used to decorate the surrounding surfaces


CONTENTS

  • Before Chelsea: 1827-1913
  • First Flowering at the Royal Hospital: 1913-16
  • Between the Wars: 1919-39
  • From Austerity to a Brave New World: 1947-60
  • The Trend Toward Populism: The 1960s & 1970s
  • In the Glare of the Media: The 1980s & 1990s
  • The Ascendency of Style: 2000-2013
  • Best in Show: 2013

About the Author:

Brent Elliott can reasonably claim to be the world expert on the history of Chelsea Flower Show. He is librarian and archivist to the Royal Horticultural Society and author of numerous articles and books. He has written introductions and captions to the RHS diaries (published by Frances Lincoln) since 1993.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Elliott, Brent
Published by Frances Lincoln
ISBN 10: 0711235783 ISBN 13: 9780711235786
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Frances Lincoln. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0711235783. Bookseller Inventory # Z0711235783ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Elliott, Brent
Published by Frances Lincoln
ISBN 10: 0711235783 ISBN 13: 9780711235786
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Frances Lincoln. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0711235783. Bookseller Inventory # Z0711235783ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Elliott, Brent
Published by Frances Lincoln 2014-05-01 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0711235783 ISBN 13: 9780711235786
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Frances Lincoln 2014-05-01, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Updated. 0711235783. Bookseller Inventory # Z0711235783ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Elliott, Brent
Published by Frances Lincoln
ISBN 10: 0711235783 ISBN 13: 9780711235786
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Frances Lincoln. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0711235783. Bookseller Inventory # Z0711235783ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Elliott, Brent
Published by Frances Lincoln
ISBN 10: 0711235783 ISBN 13: 9780711235786
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Frances Lincoln. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0711235783. Bookseller Inventory # Z0711235783ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Elliott, Brent
Published by Frances Lincoln
ISBN 10: 0711235783 ISBN 13: 9780711235786
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Frances Lincoln. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0711235783. Bookseller Inventory # Z0711235783ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Elliott, Brent
Published by Frances Lincoln (2014)
ISBN 10: 0711235783 ISBN 13: 9780711235786
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Learnearly Books
(Doncaster, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Frances Lincoln, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Rapidly dispatched worldwide from our clean, automated UK warehouse within 1-2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000094986

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

BRENT ELLIOTT
ISBN 10: 0711235783 ISBN 13: 9780711235786
New Quantity Available: 12
Seller:
Bibliophile
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 81063

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Elliott, Brent
Published by Frances Lincoln (2014)
ISBN 10: 0711235783 ISBN 13: 9780711235786
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Wormhill Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Frances Lincoln, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback with flaps. New copy. Order before 10am to ensure same (working) day dispatch. Orders will be dispatched by 1st Class post, heavier items by 2nd Class or courier. Standard mail will be dispatched by 2nd Class post or Parcel Force. Overseas orders will be dispatched by priority airmail. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000018923

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Brent Elliott
Published by Frances Lincoln (2014)
ISBN 10: 0711235783 ISBN 13: 9780711235786
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Frances Lincoln, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0711235783

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book