Pictures: Amanda Holden and other celebrities flock to Chelsea Flower Show

12:39 22 May 2012

Amanda Holden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2012. Photo by Keith Larby via iwitness24

Amanda Holden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2012. Photo by Keith Larby via iwitness24

(c) copyright citizenside.com

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden was among the many famous faces spotted at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The world's most famous flower show opens to the public today but yesterday was press and preview day.

Holden posed for photos at the L'Occitane Immortelle Garden, which was designed to look like a scene from Provence.

Wearing a pink wraparound Dolce & Gabbana dress and leopard print high heels, she admitted she was not that suitably dressed.

The TV personality and actress said of the garden: "It's stunning. I love the fact that it smells so good, it's making me hungry.

"I grow things that are easy and my mum’s a fab gardener and comes round to help."

Other famous faces to visit the show included Sir Michael Caine and Sir Cliff Richard, who posed for photos at the Barbados Horticulture Society's floral display.

The show, which has been held in the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital since 1913, features a mix of traditional, contemporary and wacky garden designs on display.

Among them is Chelsea regular Diarmuid Gavin's 24-metre tall pyramid, which towers over everything around it.

His Westland Magical Garden is made up of scaffolding constructed over eight levels, all covered in greenery but with different themes.

Bellboys will take people up the levels in lifts, with the option of a stainless steel tube to slide back down.

The award-winning TV gardener said: "I've experimented with gardening in urban situations, where green space is at a premium.

"We've tried to see if different people can have completely different gardens all on top of each other.

"It's also a humorous garden as well, as there are lots of fun elements, like the slide."

Gavin said his favourite level was the second one. "It's a little Oriental garden, a secret one."

See below for a gallery of pictures featuring celebrities at the show. ALL PHOTOS BY KEITH LARBY VIA IWITNESS24

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Bette Midler has said she doesn’t care too much what size she is as long as her voice is in shape.

Read more

We don’t know the ins and outs of every candidate’s business plan, but here’s how we think they could have taken Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment.

Read more

EastEnders’ Mick Carter vows to stand by wife Linda after finding out about her rape ordeal.

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

Top Stories

Quizzes

It's been a crazy year...

2014 is almost over, and we’re looking over the last 12 months of headlines all misty-eyed.

Read more
Rockin' Santa!

If the answer is yes then test your knowledge of Christmas songs with our quiz.

Read more
Can you name this former Tottenham player? Try our quiz and see if you can get 15 out of 15!

This fun new Tottenham quiz will test even the most devoted Spurs fans’ knowledge...

Read more