Most people don't usually associate gardening and rock 'n' roll, but a couple of the world's biggest rock stars were in attendance at a charity gala celebrating the opening of the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show in London on Monday. According to Express.co.uk, ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Who frontman Roger Daltrey were on hand to visit flower gardens sponsored by respective charities that they've long supported.
Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, helped open the Herbert Smith Garden for WaterAid during the event. On behalf of the WaterAid organization, Starr talked to the press about the flower display's centerpiece -- a water pump and a bucket -- and its significance to many African citizens.
"This bucket will keep a family going for a couple of days," he explained. "This gives everyone a chance. I truly believe everybody should have clean water."
Daltrey, meanwhile, opened the Homebase Teenage Cancer Trust Garden. The Teenage Cancer Trust patron pointed out the marked difference between the charity's well-tended exhibit and the garden on his own property.
"My garden's nothing like this," he offered. "I like it wild!"
The 2012 Chelsea Flower Show will be open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday.
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