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Friday, 22 May 2015

Separated at Birth? Surreal Pillars of Mexico

Just like last year's Unexpected Items in the Bagging Area, time spent in the Great Pavilion on the last day of this year's build provided a neat insight into how Chelsea happens. Here we have the original design drawings and the execution of the National Dahlia Collection's Surreal Pillars of Mexico exhibit.

This gives a nod to the south American origins of the late-summer blooms I love. I always marvel how so many bright show-grade flowers can be produced so early in the season. This was one of the largest exhibits in the Great Pavilion and deservedly won Gold.


  1. This stand certainly shows the difference in plants that come from Mexico, from one extreme to the other! We certainly learn something new each Chelsea, thank you for sharing your pictures with us.

    1. It's a pleasure Pauline :-)


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