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Display Gardens: Chelsea Flower Show 2011

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Started by: Margaret Young

Congratulations to the AGS members on their Gold Medal Display

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Contribution from Jim McGregor 20 June 2011, 14:07top / bottom of page

Still waiting, Ray with Chris. The buffet has nothing to do with us! It has been put in place for the Gala Preview which starts shortly and which costs an arm and a leg!

At last the Duchess of Cornwall approaches led by David Haselgrove.

The rest of the Week

Everyone loved it!

The rest of the Week

Contribution from Jim McGregor 20 June 2011, 14:31top / bottom of page
The Breakdown

Finally, the less glamorous end of the show - the breakdown: The dirty and tiring job of taking it all apart at the end of the week.

This started on the Saturday afternoon with the sell-of: Many of the plants on the exhibit were sold off to the visiting public who earmark and pay for plants during the day and come back when the bell rings at 4.00pm to claim their plants.

This is a hectic job and has to be done with great care as people don't take kindly to a plant they have paid for being sold to someone else! Nor do members appreciate it if a choice plant on loan is sold!

I'm afraid I didn't get any photographs of this process.

Most of the breakdown takes place on Sunday:

John Humphries was back with a van on Saturday and Sunday having had to go back to work during the week of the show itself. Chris and I were there with a van from Pershore. Sue and Richard Clements also brought a van from Pershore. Colin Rogers also came in with a van.

Four vanloads and six hours hard work and it was all gone!

Contribution from Cliff Booker 20 June 2011, 21:17top / bottom of page

Super photographic diary Jim that perfectly illustrates the effort. planning and teamwork that is required. Many thanks.

Contribution from Diane Clement 20 June 2011, 23:13top / bottom of page

Brilliant work, well done to all concerned. And thanks to Jim for showing the process.

Contribution from Martin Rogerson 21 June 2011, 20:22top / bottom of page

Thanks Jim for showing us the bit we never see at the end. And, of course, thanks and congratulations to all those who put in such a huge effort to make these events a success.


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