Glimpse the past through old images of the Cheslea Flower Show, one of the world’s most famous flower shows.
The Royal Hostricultural Society started their Great Spring Show in Chiswick in 1833, before moving to the R.H.S. Kensington Garden in 1862, then to the Temple Gardens in 1888, and finally to the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea in 1913.
Since 1993 other venues have provided additional space for the rapidly increasing numbers of visitors, which is roughly 157,000 people a year over the five day event.
Chelsea Flower Show 1964
The riot on offer at the preview for the Chlesea Flower Show in 1964 was enjoyed in full technicolor in this newsreel.
Harry Wheatcroft appears in the rose marquee.
The Countess of Ross, Princess Alexandria and her husband, the Princess Royal (Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood), the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Queen Mother, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II are some of the distinguished guests filmed at the preview.
Chelsea Flower Show (1964) – British Pathé on YouTube