Benedict Cumberbatch at Chelsea Flower Show…Who Needs The Magnolia Queen?

How does one ensure that the opening day of their event is a smashing success? Invite Benedict Cumberbatch and watch the ladies…I mean the flowers…bloom! And that is exactly what 2014 Chelsea Flower Show has done in inviting the Cumberbabe to their annual horticultural extravaganza!


Benedict Cumberbatch at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show

Cumberbatch is joined by his mum, off-screen and on, ( She also plays Sherlock’s mum on the hit BBC series), actress Wanda Ventham as they host “Mum and Me” for BBC2‘s coverage of this year’s flower fest. It’s better than having the Magnolia Queen open your festival!


CumberMum and Me inspect the flowers

Of course having the Cumberbabe at any event can have it’s downside too…I mean…whose going to bother looking at a bunch of Chrysanthemums when you’ve got the world’s sexiest detective in your midst? And indeed, all was aflutter when Cumberbatch arrived the show earlier this morning, dressed in a light grey jacket, pink shirt and a dashing straw fedora…looking like something out of a Merchant Ivory film. He only need gaze in the direction of the Calla Lillies and they wilted.

Oops! There goes another begonia! More water please!

With all this blooming power I think the least the Chelsea Flower Show could do is name a flower after him! The CumberFlower! ….Sounds good to me.

The CumberFlower! Now that's something I'd like to grow in my garden...

The CumberFlower! Now that’s something I’d like to grow in my garden…

But the Cumberbabe did actually take his job seriously this morning and has in fact reviewed and commented on the flowers. He particularly liked the garden’s water feature, as he told the Stoke Sentinel, “It’s a gorgeous garden. The water just got me, I thought it was a continuous stream of water…”

Oh  I’m sorry…is there a garden here? I hadn’t noticed…..


What flowers?

Check out Ben and Mum here enjoying the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show:

Lady Anglophile…who is now taking up gardening.


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5 Responses to Benedict Cumberbatch at Chelsea Flower Show…Who Needs The Magnolia Queen?

  1. Herba says:

    Reblogged this on Unkraut vergeht nicht….oder doch? and commented:
    Das Cumbergewächs mit Mama (und Hut) bei der Chelsea Flower Show. Er sieht ja ziemlich fachmänisch aus. Ob er wohl nen grünen Daumen hat oder doch gärtnerisch nach meinem Motto (wachs oder stirb!) unterwegs ist? 🙂
    Thanks for the wonderful flower pics….and Benedict Cumberbatch with his mum 🙂

  2. linnetmoss says:

    Just saw him in the Star Trek movie. Yummy!

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