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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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