A sea of handmade poppies greets visitors to this year's Chelsea Flower Show. Designer Phillip Johnson has used nearly 300,000 knitted or crocheted poppies to create a moving tribute to servicemen and women who have fought in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over the last 100 years.

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Chelsea pensioners stand in an installation comprised of around 300,000 hand-knitted poppies designed by Phillip Johnson at the Chelsea Flower ShowJack Taylor/Getty Images
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An installation comprised of around 300,000 hand-knitted poppies designed by Phillip JohnsonJack Taylor/Getty Images
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Workers install a field of hand-knitted poppies at the Royal Hospital ChelseaDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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A volunteer stands at the entrance to the poppy installationAdrian Dennis/AFP

Speaking of poppies, Jerry Hall wore a summer dress decorated with the flowers as she visited the show with her new husband, media magnate Rupert Murdoch. Other celebrities attending the press day included Demi Moore, Rosamund Pike and Naomie Harris.

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Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch stroll around the Chelsea Flower ShowEamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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Demi Moore and Eric ButerbaughEamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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Dame Judi DenchEamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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Rosamund PikeChris Jackson/Getty Images
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Twiggy poses at the M&S gardenChris Jackson/Getty Images
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Mary BerryEamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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Katie PiperChris Jackson/Getty Images
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Mr MotivatorChris Jackson/Getty Images
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Naomie HarrisChris Jackson/Getty Images
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Floella BenjaminChris Jackson/Getty Images
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Sir Paul SmithChris Jackson/Getty Images
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Cerys MatthewsEamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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Matthew WilliamsonEamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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Piers MorganEamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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Rich HallEamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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Anthea TurnerEamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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Ainsley HarriottEamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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Donna AirJack Taylor/Getty Images

The 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from 24 to 28 May in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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A Chelsea Pensioner holds a roseAdrian Dennis/AFP
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A Chelsea Pensioner looks through a floral image of the Queen designed by Veevers Carter as a tribute to Her Majesty on her 90th birthdayChris Jackson/Getty Images
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A model poses with a lawnmowerEamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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A gymnast performs at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
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Designer Juliet Sargeant poses in her Modern Slavery Garden at the Chelsea Flower ShowJack Taylor/Getty Images
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Reg Bolton waters the trees on the Federation of British Bonsai Society standAdrian Dennis/AFP
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Cacti at the RHS Greening Grey Britain gardenJack Taylor/Getty Images
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The Senri-Sentei - Garage Garden designed by Kazuyuki IshiharaJack Taylor/Getty Images
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A display featuring hundreds of rosesToby Melville/Reuters
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A floral water featureToby Melville/Reuters
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Sarracenia hybridsJack Taylor/Getty Images
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A man waters tulips in a floral suitChris Jackson/Getty Images
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A peacock made of flowersToby Melville/Reuters
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A model poses in a floral dress at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016Toby Melville/Reuters