Chelsea Flower Show nature for the 1%?

The  Chelsea Flower Show usually lightens even the hardest of hearts.

Not so with John Vidal writing in the Guardian today:

“The Chelsea flower show is nature for the 1%

A new breed of pest is swarming over London SW3, trying to grow not plants but wealth. It’s time to reclaim the natural world“.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/22/chelsea-flower-show?newsfeed=true

What are your thoughts?

Is Chelsea still something to be admired or is the desire for perfection making it totally out of touch with the real world of nature in our gardens?

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