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Perhaps the most famous gardening event in the world, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, begins in London tomorrow. The five-day show by the Royal Horticultural Society is an inspiring event to visit, crammed corner to corner with every kind of botanical display you can imagine.

Many design their gardens especially for the show, which vary from quaint to urban to downright quirky. The floral marquee is considered the centrepiece of the show, while the sell-off on the last day gives any green-fingered types a chance to take away their very own piece of the event to tend.

In honour of my love for this annual celebration of plant life, I’ve plucked my favourite themes from past shows and teamed them with items from the flourishing Etsy garden.

Images via UGArdener, Tim Waters and Elfleda on Flickr

Fields of voluptuous wildflowers in the countryside dotted with picturesque pubs and cottages… British summertime is an abundant sight to behold.

Rape Seed Field

By EnglishCountryGarden, $20.

Handmade Bouquet Clutch

By afropumpkin, $270.

Yarmouth Houses – in England

By decentartworks, $6.

12 Cupcake Toppers Paper Flowers

By millalove, $28.

Flowers For Sale Photograph

By heidiadnum, $25.

leaf green plantlife

By summersville, $29.95.

Felt flower necklace

By lupin, $48.

Stepped Garden Print

By JoannaBoyes, $30.

Images via Dysanovic, Elfleda and Thomas Louis on Flickr

The weird and wonderful world of the avant-garden defies gravity in legendary proportions and conjures strange beings of the undergrowth.

Art Print Close Encounters

By HarrietsImagination, $15.

Cold, congealing heart

By tiinateaspoon, $25.



By StillLiquid, $95.


Veggie Face Cannister

By majoleeka, $200.


Art Doll

By bloomsburygroup, $48.


Untitled Flower – Limited Edition

By lizgarnett, $82.90.


felt mushroom brooch

By katebroughton, $29.


The Radish Twins

By paulasmits, $14.29.

Images via jabberwock, Leo Reynolds and Camus Live Art on Flickr

Fashionable flora and fauna bring out romantic and faerie-like sensibilities from the crowd.

Romantic hat

By janinebasil, $30.

Amaryllis Dress

By VivaAviva, $395.

Afternoon Tea

By roselanijasmin, $130.

Veratrum Album – Silk Necktie

By projector, $30.

Poppy Tunic Dress

By karmologyclinic, $65.

Necklace Plum blossom bib

By babinka1981, $45.

Rio de Janeiro (Old Rose)

By tiedandfeathered, $67.

Little Lady

By Stemellina, $39.

Images via UGArdener and alh1 on Flickr

The tranquillity of Zen gardens, with their poetic bonsai and calming water, makes for the best last stop of early evening.

Mini Zen Garden

By zengardendesigns, $140.

moss stone set

By theroomnexttoyours, $5.

Big and small Jizos

By jizo, $30.

Small Rock Garden Planets

By monocotoleydon, $30.

Zen Earth x 3 Notecards

By digtheearth, $7.

Tranquility Bonsai Necklace

By ValerieTyler, $47.

ZEN GARDEN guest slippers

By FERUTOHome, $40.

Serenity, 8×8 Fine Art Photograph

By silviareitsma, $25.

How does your garden grow? Let us know in the comments.

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