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Monty Don, Judi Dench and more stars at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

Published: May 25, 2022 at 12:17 pm

From Monty to Judi, here are the celebrities who attended the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show attracts thousands of visitors every year, celebrities included, and this year has been no different. From actors to chefs, a whole host of stars were in attendance on Press Day.

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From Judi Dench and Jeremy Irons, to gardening royalty Monty Don, who was given a special award this year. Below are a selection of stars spotted at the Chelsea Flower Show 2022.

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The Queen also came! Don't miss our round up of royalty at Chelsea.

Monty Don at Chelsea, with the Victoria Medal of Honour

TV gardener Monty Don poses with The RHS Victoria Medal of Honour he received for exceptional services to horticulture during press day RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 © RHS / Luke MacGregor

Dame Judi enjoying some artisan wood making

Actor Dame Judi Dench looks at an oak timber round with key dates from her life and career inscribed on it with Simon Burvill at the Gaze Burvill trade stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show during press day in London, May 23, 2022. Dench was at Chelsea to launch a £250k fundraising campaign for Woodland Heritage. © RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

First time Chelsea designers Tayshan Hayden-Smith and Danny Clarke

Garden Designer Dannahue Clarke (L), and Tayshan Hayden-Smith, (R), pose in their Hands Off Mangrove by Grow2Know show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show during press day . © RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

Joanna Lumley makes her usual Chelsea appearance

Actress Joanna Lumley poses with Chelsea pensioners John Gallagher (L) and Monica Parrott on the Bodyshop Regeneration Garden designed by Jennifer Hirsch during press day at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 ©RHS / Luke MacGregor

Strictly royalty!

Strictly Come Dancing judge and garden Ambassador Shirley Ballas poses in the Alder Hey Urban Foraging Station designed by Howard Miller and Hugh Miller at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. © RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

There are usually some celebrity chefs to spot at Chelsea

Celebrity Chef Ainsley Harriott poses in the Barbados Horticultural Society exhibit in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show © RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

Star Jeremy Irons

Actor Jeremy Irons arrives at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show during press day in London, May 23, 2022. © RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

Jodie Kidd enjoying the Connected by Exante woodland garden

Model Jodie Kidd poses in the Connected by Exante garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show © RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

A dragon!

Deborah Meaden presents the RHS Sustainable Product of the Year to representatives from Dobbies Peat Free John Innes 1, 2, & 3, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show © RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

Some excellent dresses were worn by all

Daisy Desire, the Drag Queen Gardener, spins as she walks along Soane Way South at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show © RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

A soprano at the Still Garden!

Scottish soprano Lee Bisset performs at the Still Garden designed by Jane Porter at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 © RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

TV veterans!

RHS Ambassador Floella Benjamin talks with Television Sports Presenter Clare Balding at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show © RHS/Suzanne Plunkett

The new RHS ambassadors

New RHS ambassadors (back l-r) Simon Lycett, Kate Bradbury, Tayshan Hayden Smith, Sue Kent, Mark Gregory, new RHS Director General Clare Matterson, Manoj Male and James Alexander-Sinclair; (front l-r) Arit Anderson, Jo Whiley and Nicki Chapman pose on the 'BBC Studios Our Green Planet & RHS Bee Garden' designed by Joe Swiftduring press day at RHS Chelsea Flower Show © RHS / Luke MacGregor

Authors

Molly Blair
Molly Blaireditorial and digital assistant

Molly is the Gardens Illustrated's editorial and digital assistant. She has a roof garden and has her RHS level 2.

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