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Monday, 20 May, 2002, 18:31 GMT 19:31 UK
Picture Gallery: A burst of colour at Chelsea
Exhibitors are adding the finishing touches in preparation for the Royal Horticultural Society's annual Chelsea Flower Show.

The Queen, a keen gardener herself, was among visitors to the show during a special preview on Monday. The show opens to the public on Tuesday 21 May.

Here is a snapshot of this year's colourful displays.

Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea at Chelsea. Bill Clinton's daughter takes a tour

The Prince of Wales
Prince Charles in the Healing Garden he helped create for the show, which he dedicated to his grandmother

The Queen with Prince Charles at Chelsea
Another keen gardener, the Queen has only missed one Chelsea Flower Show in 50 years

Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye-Smith
00-Heaven. Bond actor Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye-Smith among the blooms

Cliff Richard
Sir Cliff Richard is a big fan of the RHS event

Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn Bowen
Pretty in pink. Designer Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and his wife, Jackie

Gloria Hunniford with Queen Elizabeth I impersonator
Queen for a day. Gloria Hunniford and Queen Elizabeth I impersonator visit the Help The Aged Golden Garden

Celtic Sanctuary
Getting away from it all in a Celtic sanctuary

Emile Goodhall stands beside a bank of delphiniums
Oxford University student Emile Goodhall checks the delphiniums

A designer arranging the flowers at Chelsea
Beautiful blooms are what draw the crowds

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