Helen Mirren launches flesh-eating plant in her honour


Helen Mirren launches flesh-eating plant in her honour

Most celebrities have a rose named after them at the Chelsea Flower Show…but Helen Mirren launches flesh-eating plant in her honour

5:21 PM on 23rd May 2011

 Helen MirrenWild side: Helen Mirren celebrates the launch of the

Wild side: Helen Mirren celebrates the launch of the “Helen” carnivorous plant at the Chelsea Flower Show today

B&Q Garden  Helen Mirren

Lady in red: Helen swapped her comfortable flats for a pair of nude heels

Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow

Casual chic: Gwyneth promotes her cookbook at the B&Q garden

Gwyneth Paltrow

Green fingers: The actress posed in front of the tallest structure every built at Chelsea – a tower of window boxes full of vegetables designed to promote growing your own food

In loving memory: Vanessa Redgrave and daughter Joely Richardson launch the

In loving memory: Vanessa Redgrave and daughter Joely Richardson launch the “Natasha” rose named after the late actress

Vanessa Redgrave with The Natasha Richardson Rose, in memory of the late actress.

Touching tribute: The rose will be on sale at Dobbies Garden Centres and will hope to raise 10,000 for charity

Jerry Hall & WarwickTara Palmer-Tomkinson

Model behaviour: Jerry Hall, left, and Tara Palker Tomkinson bring a touch of chic to the show

 Jimmy Choo and Miriam Gonzalez Durantez

Choo much: Shoe designer Jimmy Choo and deputy PM”s wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez

Nell McAndrewNatasha Kaplinsky

Sitting pretty: Presenters Nell McAndrew and newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky take in the sun

Flower Show

Flower power: Lorraine Kelly and Kirstie Allsopp are all smiles in bright colours

Champagne lifestyle: The Laurent Perrier garden

Champagne lifestyle: The Laurent Perrier garden competes for top spot

A garden designed by South Korea

Surreal: The Hae-woo-so garden, which is the Korean word for a traditional toilet, features an out-house

Sweetpea named William and CatherineRoyal bloom: A sweetpea and rose are named after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Royal bloom: A sweetpea and rose are named after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Diarmuid Gavin

Hanging garden of Chelsea: The Irish Sky Garden is a 52ft 6in (16m) long hanging garden pod inspired by the animated 3D film Avatar

Fit for a prince: Albert of Monaco visits the Monaco Garden

Fit for a prince: Albert of Monaco visits the Monaco Garden, perfect for the jet set

 Barbara Windsor Nancy Dell

Inspiration: Barbara Windsor, left, and Nancy Del Olio seek ideas for their gardens

Fantasy: A mermaid in a bespoke tail brings the magic of Cornwall to life in the Homebase Cornish Memories garden to celebrate Cornish folk stories

Fantasy: A mermaid in a bespoke tail brings the magic of Cornwall to life in the Homebase Cornish Memories garden to celebrate Cornish folk stories

This new breed, the This new breed, the

New breed: The the “Churchill” rose and “Celebration” clematis were launched today