Flower shows in Britain

I attended the Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 25, ’04, and found it a big disappointment. This was my second visit and the crowds were such that we could barely view the gardens and exhibits. The Royal Horticultural Society bragged that 160,000 persons attended during the week. That amounts to 32,000 daily! We got a better view on the evening television coverage.

I recommend you bypass the Chelsea show and go to the Gardening Scotland Show in Edinburgh in early June. (Find information at Gardening Scotland, Rural Projects, 2 Ingliston Gardens, Ingliston, Newbridge, Midlothian EH28 8NB, Scotland; phone 0131 333 0969, fax 0131 333 0960, e-mail info@gardeningscotland.com or visit www.gardeningscotland.com.)

Corpus Christi, TX