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Return of the Chelsea Flower Show

Blooming marvellous – it’s Chelsea time again.  And the BBC is offering up a garden of delights, with a full week of coverage of the world-famous Flower Show starting with a preview on Sunday 21st May.

The coverage offers something for everyone, from horticulture students to floristry to primary schools looking for ideas to inspire the next generation of gardeners.

Monday’s programmes are on both BBC1 and 2. In celebration of BBC Radio 2’s 50th birthday, five ‘Feel Good’ gardens show how plants can enrich and indulge each one of the five senses – touch, taste, smell, sight and sound.

The gardens are named after BBC Radio 2 presenters and have been designed by different designers, for example, the Chris Evans Taste Garden is designed by Jon Wheatley, who has asked friend of the Radio 2 breakfast show, Mary Berry, to help celebrate the tastiest plants growing in UK gardens. Inspired by growers on allotments and in many communities, the garden features plants that excite and stimulate the taste buds and enhance well-being.