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Scenes from the Chelsea Flower Show

The 2011 Chelsea Flower Show in London kicked off with a stunning array of flowers, exhibits and bursts of colour

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A gardener works in the British Heart Foundation Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Monday, May 23, 2011. The show garden inspired by the human heart in a pop art style highlights the healing properties of plants.

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A Child's Garden in Wales, on display during the build up to the Chelsea Flower Show, in London, Sunday, May 22, 2011. The artisan garden has a make-do and mend theme, set in the heart of the Welsh Valleys in 1947.

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The Art of Yorkshire garden on display, ahead of the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Sunday, May 22, 2011. The artisan garden celebrates Yorkshire's art and landscape through the eyes of an artist.

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Poinsettias are plentiful on the Birmingham City Council stand ahead of the opening of the Chelsea Flower Show 2011 on Tuesday, in London May 22, 2011.

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Gardeners are seen in the Irish Sky Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Monday, May 23, 2011. The show garden is inspired by Dublin animator Richie Baneham who created the visual effects work in Avatar.

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A model poses with the William and Catherine rose, by David Austin Roses, during media day at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011, London May 23, 2011.

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A Chelsea Pensioner stands in front of chrysanthemums at the National Chrysanthemum Society stand, during media day at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011, London May 23, 2011.

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The Laurent Perrier Garden during Chelsea Flower Show Press and VIP Day on May 23, 2011 in London, England.

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A judge examines a stand of clematis, on press day at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011, in London May 22, 2011.

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A model poses for photographers in the Tourism Malaysia Garden during the Chelsea Flower Show in London, on May 23, 2011.

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Hong Kong businessman William Louey shows off his floral hat during media day at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011, London May 23, 2011.

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Worker Matt Attwood looks for stones on the floor of the pool in the Homebase garden display ahead of the Monday opening of the Chelsea Flower Show 2011, in London May 21, 2011.

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Bees fly around an Allium flower during the Chelsea Flower Show in London, on May 23, 2011.

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An exhibitor poses with clematis and delphiniums during press day at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011, in London May 23, 2011.

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