Britain's mecca for gardeners, the famous Chelsea Flower Show, will be bringing thousands enthusiasts to London this week.
CU Chelsea pensioner reading programme
SV PAN waterfall, spectators looking at water gardens (3 shots)
CU Man looking at azaleas (2 shots)
CU ZOOM OUT floral printed garden furniture (2 shots)
SV and CU Roses with rosegrower Harry Wheatcroft discussing them (3 shots)
SV & CU Japanese girl in traditional dress in formal Japanese garden
CU Sign Tokanema Bonsai Japanese Garden design
CU girl looking at 250 year old Chinese juniper tree
LV spectators look at Begonias (3 shots)
SV Display of pinks
Initials PS/2.00 PS/3.01
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Britain's mecca for gardeners, the famous Chelsea Flower Show, will be bringing thousands enthusiasts to London this week. This is the fiftieth show to be promoted by the Royal Horticultural Society, and our cameraman toured the site today (Wednesday) to film the spectacle of spring blossoms, the latest in garden furniture, and even an imported idea in Oriental gardens.....
SYNOPSIS: For Chelsea's famous pensioners, there is only one place to be this week -- at Chelsea's equally famous flower show. It's an event that each year brings thousands spectators and garden enthusiasts flocking to London, to see everything from the latest ideas in Alpine garden waterfalls to the latest thing in watering cans.
At this time of year the flowering shrubs are at their best in England, including the Rhododendrons and Azaleas. It's the fiftieth year of the Chelsea Show, organised by the royal Horticultural Society, and it has attracted regular visits from the royal family in the past.
For the gardener who likes to take things easy and watch the plants grow, the latest lines in garden furniture offer the chance to relax in comfort.
Rosegrower Harry Wheatcroft -- the developer of many new strains of the flower -- was one of the internationally known figures at the show.
But here's a surprise in the heart of London -- a traditional Japanese garden designed and created wholly by a nursery located just outside the capital. It specialises in Bonsia culture -- the art of training small trees to grow in pots.
This magnificent Chinese juniper tree is two-hundred and fifty years old.
The organisers of this year's Chelsea show claim it is both a spectacle and an education. They have certainly lived up to their own high traditions. The only pity is that this splendid display of flowers and plants can only last a mere three days.