The Queen and the Breathtaking Chelsea Flower Show 2016
The Queen and the Breathtaking Chelsea Flower Show 2016

A century-strong floral tradition has graced London’s Chelsea neighborhood once again. 

The Chelsea Flower Show has been held annually since 1913.

Sprawling across the ground of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, it is the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) most prestigious event of the calendar year. 

Queen Elizabeth II inaugurated the 2016 show on May 23. Many of the exhibits mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, which was April 21, 2016, as the BBC noted.

Open to the public from May 24 to 28, 17 different gardens can be strolled through and admired.

Below are photos of the magnificent and creative displays at the 103rd RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Varieties of flowers on display at 'The Harrods British Eccentrics Garden' at the Chelsea Flower Show on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The prestigious flower show, held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds, will be open to the public from the 24th to the 28th of May, 2016.  (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Varieties of flowers on display at “The Harrods British Eccentrics Garden.” (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: An assortment of cacti on display at the Chelsea Flower Show on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The prestigious flower show, held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds, will be open to the public from the 24th to the 28th of May, 2016.  (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
An assortment of cacti on display at the Chelsea Flower (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Cacti at the 'The RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden for Health, Happiness and Horticulture', at the Chelsea Flower Show on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The garden, which was created to raise awareness of the potential positive effects gardening can have on an individual's wellbeing, is set to be recreated in the Little Angel's Park on the Angell Town estate in Brixton, south London. The prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds, will be open to the public from the 24th to the 28th of May, 2016.  (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Cacti at the “The RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden for Health, Happiness and Horticulture.” The garden was created to raise awareness of the potential positive effects gardening can have on an individual’s wellbeing. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Reg Bolton waters the trees on the Federation of British Bonsai Society stand at the Chelsea Flower Show at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 23, 2016. The Chelsea flower show, held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, will run this year from May 24-28. Britain has a "lost generation" with no gardening skills, the Royal Horticultural Society warned on Monday, as its sprawling Chelsea Flower Show got under way with an inauguration by Queen Elizabeth II. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Reg Bolton waters the trees on the Federation of British Bonsai Society stand (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

A man wearing a flower-themed suit walks through the tulips on display on the Bloms Bulbs exhibit at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 23, 2016. The Chelsea flower show, held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, will run this year from May 24-28. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A man wearing a flower-themed suit walks through the tulips on display on the Bloms Bulbs exhibit.n London on (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23:  A model in a dress made of flowers at the M&G Investments Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show on May 23, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
A model in a dress made of flowers at the M&G Investments Garden. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23:  A general view during Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England.  The show, which has run annually since 1913 in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, is open to the public from 24-28 May.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
A general view during Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. (Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Designer Juliet Sergeant poses for a photographer on her Modern Slavery Garden at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 23, 2016. The Chelsea flower show, held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, will run this year from May 24-28. Britain has a "lost generation" with no gardening skills, the Royal Horticultural Society warned on Monday, as its sprawling Chelsea Flower Show got under way with an inauguration by Queen Elizabeth II. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Designer Juliet Sergeant poses for a photographer on her Modern Slavery Garden. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23:  Model Twiggy poses at the M&S Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show on May 23, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Model Twiggy poses at the M&S Garden (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

TOPSHOT - A volunteer stands to the entrance of the 5000 Poppies Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 23, 2016, the garden, created by Australians Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight is a tribute to their fathers who both fought in WWII. The Chelsea flower show, held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, will run this year from May 24-28. Britain has a "lost generation" with no gardening skills, the Royal Horticultural Society warned on Monday, as its sprawling Chelsea Flower Show got under way with an inauguration by Queen Elizabeth II. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A volunteer stands to the entrance of the 5000 Poppies Garden. The garden, created by Australians Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight is a tribute to their fathers who both fought in WWII. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: An installation comprised of around 300,000 hand-knitted poppies designed by Phillip Johnson at the Chelsea Flower Show on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The prestigious flower show, held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds, will be open to the public from the 24th to the 28th of May, 2016.  (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
An installation comprised of around 300,000 hand-knitted poppies designed by Phillip Johnson. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23:  Queen Elizabeth II is pictured next to a floral exhibit by the New Covent Garden Flower Market, which features an image of the Queen, at Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The show, which has run annually since 1913 in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, is open to the public from 24-28 May.  (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WP Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II is pictured next to a floral exhibit by the New Covent Garden Flower Market, which features an image of the Queen. (Adrian Dennis – WP Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23:  Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The show, which has run annually since 1913 in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, is open to the public from 24-28 May.  (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WP Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Chelsea Flower Show. (Adrian Dennis – WP Pool/Getty Images)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is pictured through a gap in a floral exhibit by the New Covent Garden Flower Market, which features an image of the Queen, during a visit to the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in central London on May 23, 2016. Britain has a "lost generation" with no gardening skills, the Royal Horticultural Society warned on Monday, as its sprawling Chelsea Flower Show got under way with an inauguration by Queen Elizabeth II. / AFP / POOL / ADRIAN DENNIS        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pictured through a gap in the ‘Behind Every Great Florist’ design is Queen Elizabeth II. (Adrian Dennis /AFP/Getty Images)

Shops and portions of the London neighborhood of Chelsea have been decorated with floral installations as part of “Chelsea in Bloom.”

The “alternative floral art show” is now in its 11th year and coincides with the Chelsea Flower Show. 

“Carnival” is the theme for 2016 competition, inspired by the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: A elephant-themed floral display adorns a shop front in Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. Shops and areas of Chelsea in London have been decorated with floral installations as part of 'Chelsea in Bloom' today. The event coincides with the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
A elephant-themed floral display adorns a shop front in Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: A floral display adorns a shop front in Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. Shops and areas of Chelsea in London have been decorated with floral installations as part of 'Chelsea in Bloom' today. The event coincides with the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
A floral display adorns a shop front in Chelsea on May 23, 2016, in London, England. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: A floral theme adorns a clothes shop window in Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. Shops and areas of Chelsea in London have been decorated with floral installations as part of 'Chelsea in Bloom' today. The event coincides with the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
A floral theme adorns a clothes shop window in Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Members of the public pose and take pictures in front of a colourful display in Sloane Square, Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. Shops and areas of Chelsea in London have been decorated with floral installations as part of 'Chelsea in Bloom' today. The event coincides with the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Members of the public pose and take pictures in front of a colorful display in Sloane Square, Chelsea. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: A floral display adorns the Hackett shop front in Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. Shops and areas of Chelsea in London have been decorated with floral installations as part of 'Chelsea in Bloom' today. The event coincides with the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
A floral display adorns the Hackett shop front in Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: A floral display adorns the Sarah Chapman shop front in Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. Shops and areas of Chelsea in London have been decorated with floral installations as part of 'Chelsea in Bloom' today. The event coincides with the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
A floral display adorns the Sarah Chapman shop front in Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: A floral display adorns Links shop front in Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. Shops and areas of Chelsea in London have been decorated with floral installations as part of 'Chelsea in Bloom' today. The event coincides with the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
A floral display adorns Links shop front in Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

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