Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends the 99th Chelsea Flower Show which this year included a special exhibit in honour of her Diamond Jubilee year.

The display gardens for the 99th Chelsea Flower show burst into full bloom in London, despite one of the driest winters and wettest springs in Britain for decades. And the tough economic environment sweeping Europe.

Here one gardener shows the stunning designs that can be seen at this world famous gardening show.

Here is another garden which uses Japan as its inspiration.

The show, which takes place on the sprawling lawns between the red-bricked elegance of the Royal Hospital, is a 17th-century retirement home for army veterans, and draws in over 150,000 visitors each year. The show runs till Friday, when all the plants will be sold off.