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                  Chief Editor: S Jafar Naqvi
                      Consulting Editor
                     T.v. SaTyaNarayaNaN
                 ChiEf Coordinator: M.B. Naqvi
                Editorial Coordinator: Syed M K      arden	lovers	and	tourists	made	a	beeline	to	Royal	Hospital	Grounds	in	Chelsea	as
                                                     Britain’s most prestigious flower show opened for a week-long grand spectacle of
                      Layout & Design          Glatest trends in world floriculture, unveiled by participants who included renowned
                        Mohd. Iqbal            designers	 and	 nurseries	 from	 all	 over	 the	 world.	 Discerning	 visitors	 were	 particularly
                       Faiyaz Ahmad
                                               looking for new plants and flowers since the show is famous for their exclusive display.
                        Head Office               Ahead	of	the	opening	to	the	public,	the	Queen	and	the	Duke	of	Edinburg	had	a	preview
                 New Delhi: +91-11-299 /   tour of the show. Other members of the royal family also explored the displays, a novelty
                    1910 / 2        this	time	being	a	garden	set	within	“urban	landscape,”	featuring	street	art.
                                                  With exotic exhibits aplenty, there was something for everyone at Chelsea Flower Show
                   Other Business Offices      2017.	The	limited	number	of	tickets,	which	were	in	high	demand,	were	sold	out	in	quick
                         Mumbai                time.
                        97029099                First  held  in  1913,  the  Chelsea  Flower  Show  is  an  annual  horticultural  exhibition
                organized	by	the	Royal	Horticultural	Society.	Ron	Willmore,	grounds	manager	at	Royal
                                               Hospital,	who	has	worked	on	the	site	for	over	30	years,	quoted	records	to	say	when	the
                          Pune                 show	started	over	100	years	ago,	it	was	just	in	a	few	tents	and	was	nothing	like	this	grand
                  spectacle	it	is	today.
                                                  The	site	for	the	show	is	itself	steeped	in	history.	It	measures	66	acres	of	land	in	total
                         Chennai               which	house	both	Ranelagh	Garden	and	South	Grounds.	The	Ranelagh	Garden	has	changed
                        99110277             dramatically	over	the	years.	Originally	in	Georgian	times,	they	were	pleasure	gardens	where
                                               one	had	to	pay	an	entrance	fee.	Many	trees	planted	at	that	time	are	still	there,	and	some	of
                                               the	trees	are	said	to	be	160	years	old.
                  Admn. & Marketing Office        What	makes	the	event	the	most	keenly	awaited	one	are	the	elaborate	care,	innovative
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              J-7, Paryavaran Complex, Neb Sarai,   ideas and artistic skills that go into the creation of exhibits. They are evident from what some
              IGNOU Road, New Delhi-1100, India  of	the	participants	had	to	say	about	the	preparations	for	the	event.	They	were	speaking	to
                   Phone : 91-11-299 /    the	media	on	the	eve	of	the	show.
                    1910 / 2           Sara	Raven,	one	of	the	participants,	says	she	has	been	thinking	about	how	to	make	colour
               E-mail:  dynamic	and	inspiring	in	a	garden	and	so	when	the	opportunity	came	to	create	a	garden	for
                   Web. :
                                               the	Chelsea	show,	along	with	interior	designer	Tricia	Guild,	she	jumped	at	it.	This	is	one	of
                                               the five BBC–Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens, modelled around the five senses. Radio 2 presenter
                       Subscription            Anneka Rice was the third person in involved in designing this garden. Eight flower beds
              India : 1 Year Rs. 1000/- by Normal Post  were	planned,	each	2.5	Sq.	metres,	devoted	to	different	groups	of	colours,	moving	from
                        Rs. 100/- by Courier
                2 Years Rs. 10/- by Normal Post  warm	at	the	front	through	rich	hues	with	a	couple	of	back	beds	devoted	to	brilliant	colours
                        Rs. 20/- by Courier  of	purple,	orange	and	bright	pink	with	generous	quantities	of	lime	green.	From	thousands
                   Overseas:   US$ 120 for 1 Year                                of annual seedlings, growing under glass, some hardy varieties were forced to flower four
                          US$ 20 for 2 Years   weeks early for Chelsea, while some half hardies were forced to flower some ten weeks
                      Single Copy  in India : Rs. 100/-  before their natural flowering season.
                   Single Copy Cost for Overseas : US$10  Young florist Sarah Hampton, another enthusiastic participant, hopes her career would
                                               bloom after being chosen to compete at Chelsea. She studied floristry at Bath College and
            Printed, published and owned by M.B. Naqvi,  she has two other Bath students as her partners. They were among 16 florists from across UK
                Printed at Everest Press, E-9/,  chosen for this year’s final of the Young Florists of the Year competition.
                     Okhla Industrial Area
                 Ph-II, New Delhi - 110 020 and   “I love floristry because it brings happiness to people . . .” says Sarah.
              Published from E-11/7 A, New Colony,   Kirstenbosch Garden in Cape Town in South Africa is another participant. Its creation is
                   Hauz Rani, Malviya Nagar,   a	display	piece	from	all	ten	botanical	gardens	in	South	Africa..	The	display’s	backdrop	was
                   New Delhi-110017 (INDIA)    South Africa’s national flower, the Protea, and various fynbos plants. Proteas and finbos
                                               are a key feature of the plants indigenous to southern winter rainfall region. The exhibits
                    Editor : S. Jafar Naqvi    covered	a	100	sq	metre	area	with	a	2.5	metre	backdrop.
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