The winners of the 2016 Chelsea in Bloom competition were announced last night, jeweller Monica Vinader awarded the top prize for the surreal kaleidoscopic display that featured chrysanthemums in contrasting colours and fractal patterns, created in partnership with Neeva Jay.
With a record number of entrants, the bar was set high as brands embraced the Summer of Love theme to create eye-catching fresh floral installations that were judged by an expert panel. They awarded Harry’s Dolce Vita with the Highly Commended prize for its ode to Venice, while Lucas Hugh won the Innovation Award for its conceptual display inspired by the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream, an iconic concert held at Alexandra Palace over one heady night in 1967, at which Pink Floyd headlined and played material from their then-unreleased debut album, “Piper at The Gates of Dawn”.
Take a look at the incredible floral art from a selection of the winners below and visit Chelseainbloom.co.uk for all of the winning entries. Then you can have your say in the final award, the People’s Champion award, which will be decided by public vote via the website and announced on Friday 26 May. Hurry and place your vote now!