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Last Updated: Monday, 22 May 2006, 13:41 GMT 14:41 UK
In pictures: Chelsea Flower Show 2006

The Daily Telegraph Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith

The Queen and the Prince of Wales are among those due to attend the official opening of the 84th Chelsea Flower Show on Monday, which has been hit by damp weather.

Final adjustments at the Saveurs de France exhibition

Final adjustments were being made by designers on Monday morning. The show, which is expected to attract about 157,000 visitors, will open to the public on Tuesday.

Leading rose grower David Austin

David Austin's long-lasting hybrid roses have taken him 3m and many years to develop. This year, he has named a rose after ballerina Darcey Bussell.

The English countryside, depicted in the NFU stand

Featured in the show, which includes more than 100 floral exhibitions, 19 show gardens and 27 smaller gardens, is this depiction of the English countryside at the NFU stand.

Chelsea pensioner Sgt Stan Pepper admires the roses

Chelsea pensioner Sgt Stan Pepper was among specially-invited guests to Monday's opening day.




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