Blooming exhibits at London's Chelsea Flower Show

Tue May 24, 2016 7:59am EDT
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LONDON, (Reuters) - London comes into full bloom this week for the annual Chelsea Flower Show, with floral displays and edgy designs expected to attract thousands of gardening fans.

The May 24-28 event, held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, this year also features a display of thousands of crocheted poppies, an acoustic garden as well as a floral arch to mark the 90th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

((Reporting By Marie-Louise Gumuchian, editing by Deepa Babington))

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is pictured through a gap in a floral exhibit by the New Covent Garden Flower Market, which features an image of the Queen, during a visit to the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in central London May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Adrian Dennis/Pool.