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New flowers bloom at the Chelsea Flower Show

Several new varieties had a grand launch at the annual garden celebration in London

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Actress Vanessa Redgrave holds a rose at the David Austin Stand named in the memory of her daughter (The Natasha Richardson Rose) during Chelsea Flower Show Press and VIP Day on May 23, 2011 in London, England.

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A rose entitled the 'William and Catherine' created by rose breeder David Austin is displayed during the Chelsea Flower Show in London, on May 23, 2011.

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This new breed, the 'Celebration' clematis, launched at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011, which opened on Tuesday, in London May 22, 2011.

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This new breed, the 'Churchill' rose, launched at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011, which opened on Tuesday, in London May 22, 2011.

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British actress Helen Mirren poses for a photograph with the Nepenthes 'Helen', a carnivorous plant named after her, on press day at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011 in London May 23, 2011.

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A model wearing a creation by Stephen Jones and Vivienne Westwood smells a 'Queen Anne' rose, newly created by rose breeder, David Austin, during the Chelsea Flower Show in London, on May 23, 2011.

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