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Queen visits Norfolk rose stall at Chelsea Flower Show

PUBLISHED: 13:36 23 May 2018

Her Majesty The Queen visits Peter Beales Roses at the Chelsea Flower Show. PHOTO: Peter Gooch.

Her Majesty The Queen visits Peter Beales Roses at the Chelsea Flower Show. PHOTO: Peter Gooch.

Peter Gooch

Queen Elizabeth visited a Norfolk rose stand at Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show this week.

The award winning stand by Peter Beales Roses at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018. PHOTO: Keith Mindham.The award winning stand by Peter Beales Roses at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018. PHOTO: Keith Mindham.

Other well known faces photographed admiring the work of Peter Beales Roses, of Attleborough, included Dame Joanna Lumley and Dermot O’Leary.

The Peter Beales Roses team won their 25th Chelsea gold medal on Tuesday, and introduced two new roses named Ely Cathedral and Fragrant Celebration.

Ian Limmer, Nursery Manager, said: “In this, our 50th year, it was a great honour to have Her Majesty the Queen visit our exhibit. It was lovely to talk to her about the display and our roses.

“Her Majesty paid particular interest to the new introductions.”

Her Majesty The Queen visits the Peter Beales Roses award winning stand at Chelsea Flower Show. PHOTO: Peter Gooch.Her Majesty The Queen visits the Peter Beales Roses award winning stand at Chelsea Flower Show. PHOTO: Peter Gooch.

A Peter Beales spokesman said The Queen also stopped to admire Sandringham, a deep pink, heavily perfumed rose, which had been previously launched in 2016 for the royal estate in Norfolk.

Joanna Lumley with Ian Limmer at the award winning Peter Beales Roses stand at Chelsea Flower Show. PHOTO: Keith Mindham.Joanna Lumley with Ian Limmer at the award winning Peter Beales Roses stand at Chelsea Flower Show. PHOTO: Keith Mindham.

New addition Fragrant Celebration at Peter Beales Roses. PHOTO: Keith Mindham.New addition Fragrant Celebration at Peter Beales Roses. PHOTO: Keith Mindham.

New addition Ely Cathedral at Peter Beales Roses. PHOTO: Keith Mindham.New addition Ely Cathedral at Peter Beales Roses. PHOTO: Keith Mindham.


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