The Royal Family shared their #MyChelseaGarden images

As part of Virtual Chelsea, during Mental Health Awareness Week, the Royal Horticultural Society encouraged people to include positive images of plants and beautiful gardens on their social media feeds, to help ease anxiety and provide a moment of respite in the current circumstances, using the hashtag #mychelseagarden.


The Queen and other Members of the Royal Family were pleased to share this selection of images of some of their favourite plants or flowers blooming in May.

Her Majesty The Queen


Lily-of-the-valley is one of Her Majesty’s favourite flowers at this time of year. It featured in Her Majesty’s coronation bouquet and has held special associations ever since. In the images provided, the flower is shown growing in the Buckingham Palace Garden. 
The Queen’s Coronation Bouquet was made up of white flowers comprising of orchids and lilies-of-the-valley from England, stephanotis from Scotland, orchids from Wales, and carnations from Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.

The Prince of Wales


“For me, the magnificent, gloriously apparelled delphinium, with its impeccable bearing and massed in platoons, holds pride of place in my botanical affections.”

HRH The Prince of Wales

The Duchess of Cornwall

Alchemilla mollis

“This acid green, fluffy-flowered plant is one of the best ever foliage plants for the garden and the vase. A must for every gardener...”

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

The Earl and Countess of Wessex


The Earl and Countess of Wessex are pleased to share this image of azaleas, which are “so breathtaking at this time of year and have the most intoxicating scent”.

This image by was taken by The Countess.

The Princess Royal


“Not only do they flower early but they keep flowering for two months, and they are often beautifully marked with endless variations.”

HRH The Princess Royal

This image was taken by Her Royal Highness.

The Duke of Gloucester

Erigeron karvinskianus

The Duke is pleased to share this image he took of daisies.

His Royal Highness enjoys digging them up from between the paving stones and transferring them to other parts of the garden to grow properly and healthily – both with some difficulty and much care! The Duke also gives the daisies as gifts to friends, from time to time.

The Duchess of Gloucester

Sweet peas

The Duchess is pleased to share an image of one of her favourite flowers at this time of year – sweet peas. Her Royal Highness made one of the wicker trellis supports that you can see in the image. The Duchess has been an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers since 1991, and recently learnt to weave:

This image was taken by The Duchess.

Princess Alexandra

Golden Celebration rose

“My Alexandra rose dominates my garden, but this Golden Celebration rose gives me great pleasure to look at and has the most extraordinary and unique scent.”

HRH Princess Alexandra

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