The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has begun! The legendary annual event this year takes place between 23 and 27 of May in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. The event showcases the best in garden designs and horticultural exhibits. Our highlight for 2017 is Greening Grey Britain, a garden designed by Professor Nigel Dunnett, which provides a range of ideas on how you can turn your grey English community yard or garden into a place that everyone can enjoy.
Feeling inspired by the show's displays - and the beautiful weather we're having! - we've selected our pick of Grays' floral pieces.
|Rare Meissen hot water jug, decorated in the rich onion pattern, c1860-80. From Serhat Ahmet.|
|1920s Chinese jade brooch, certified as real natural jade, undyed. Available from Wheatley Antiques.|
|Victorian yellow gold flower spray brooch set with seed pearls rubies and emeralds. Available from Spectrum.|
|Stratton compact with enamel lid, c1990s. Available from Arabella Bianco.|
Antique vases aren't just for looking at, why not make functional
use of them and fill them with flowers?
|Pair of 19th century Parisian porcelain vases, from Mousa Antiques.|
|Pair of early 20th century porcelain 'Moonflasks', probably English. From Mousa Antiques.|