A Field Of 300,000 Poppies Is Coming To The Chelsea Flower Show

A breathtaking display of 300,000 handmade poppies will utterly transform the entrance to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year (24th-28th May). The creator behind the exhibit is designer Phillip Johnson, who won Best Show Garden in 2013. He’s using thousands of individually crocheted poppies, which will cover more than 800 square-metres of the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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The imagined design. [RHS Chelsea]
The poppies have been handcrafted as a tribute to those who served in all wars, in a symbolic act of connecting all servicemen and women in the armed forces. Phillip has collaborated with the 5000 Poppies Project on the design of the garden, which stems from an installation at Melbourne’s Federation Square on Anzac Day 2015 (as pictured above).

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[Telegraph]
Huge crowds gather back in 2014, when more than 888,000 poppies adorned the Tower of London to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war.

Featured image credit: Grit Comms

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