Out & About: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show opened its doors to press and celebrities today, kick starting the 2017 show. From Radio 2's suite of sensory gardens to Covent Garden's creation celebrating 500 years of the market, the show was a rich source of floral inspiration. Here are our highlights...

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500 years of Covent Garden – Sir Simon Milton Foundation Garden in partnership with Capco, designed by Lee Bestall. Even the spacing between the cobbles was measured to scale

Radio 2 Sensory Gardens...

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The Anneka Rice Cutting Garden, designed by Sarah Raven

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The Zoe Ball Listening Garden, designed by James Alexander-Sinclair. Music from the past 50 years is played underground and vibrates creating ripples in the water

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The Chris Evans Taste Garden designed by Jon Wheatley, in collaboration with Mary Berry

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The Jo Whiley Scent Garden, designed by Tamara Bridge & Kate Savill

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The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden, designed by Matt Keightley

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Interflora's Sense of Emotion, designed by Mynt Design

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Spirit of Summer: A Mediterranean Journey by Marks & Spencer, designed by Nicola and John Sallis Chandler

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The Wedgewood Tea Conservatory

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The RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden, designed by Professor Nigel Dunnett, featured a mix of materials

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Silk Road Garden, Chengdu, China, designed by Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins

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The M&G Garden, designed by James Basson

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Breaking Ground, designed by Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam

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City Living, designed by Kate Gould

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Drfitwood sculptures by James Doran-Webb

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National Association of Flower Arrangement Society

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Living walls aplenty around the show

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Structures stood proud throughout the show

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