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Don’t miss: Chelsea Flower Show (London)

The Chelsea Flower Show, which is open to the public from May 24-28, is being held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. This year, the show is marking the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth.

Two notable installations include the Senri-Sentei Garage Garden, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara, and the Watahan East and West Garden, designed by Chihori Shibayama and Yano Tea.

This garden includes large bronze shapes meant to represent mountains, and highlights designer Andy Sturgeon’s message that even gardens need to adapt to climate change. It took some 10 months to design.

But what’s hot right now are Cacti. They are just one of the plants on display at the show, which the horticultural society says used to be the largest flower show in Britain. chelsea-flower-show-cactus-display-2016

Italian design retailer Fendi is doing its bit with a pop-up concept store at Selfridges. The Roman label teamed with the Japanese flower artist Azuma Makoto, who created installations featuring floral bouquets inside glass bottles and a typical Italian three-wheeled scooter, or “Ape,” covered in flowers and greens.

The Fendi pop-up at Selfridges
The Fendi pop-up at Selfridges
The Fendi pop-up at Selfridges
The Fendi pop-up at Selfridges

Limited-edition leather collars handmade by Fendi artisans are also on display, alongside signature Peekaboo handbags decorated with 3-D floral motifs.

The Fendi pop-up at Selfridges
The Fendi pop-up at Selfridges

Earlier this week, for the first time, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry headed together to the London flower showcase. The Duchess wore an emerald-green Catherine Walker coatdress.

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