The crowds have been flocking to Prince Harry’s garden, but the real “oohs” and “aahs” at the Chelsea Flower Show this year are being generated not by flowers, but by food.
Audiences gathered to watch a demonstration of a gadget, which looked like a small atomic bomb, but was in fact an outdoor oven. As the heavy, ceramic lid was lifted to reveal a succulent leg of lamb, a sigh of satisfaction emerged from the throng. “This is the future of outdoor cooking,” said Ellie Ezrine, from Big Green Egg. The crowd nodded as if they were prehistoric worshippers being shown fire for the first time.