Just how incredible is this field of poppies at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show? Very much in spirit of the amazing poppy display at The Tower of London, almost 300,000 crocheted poppies adorn the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds. Phillip Johnson, who won Best Show Garden in 2013, is the exhibit’s designer and he collaborated with The 5000 Poppies Project.
Creators of the 5000 Poppies project, Australian women Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight, initially set out to crochet 120 poppies to honour their fathers who both fought in the Second World War, but this quickly escalated into a final total well in excess of quarter of a million poppies. It captured the hearts and imaginations of people from all over the world, and inspired Phillip to present the collection at Chelsea this year. Simply awe-inspiring…!
(Images : Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)