The royal family marked the special virtual edition of the Chelsea Flower Show 2020 by sharing floral memories and their garden favourites.

The annual event is known as a favourite of the Queen, who is the patron of the Royal Horticultural Society. As part of the virtual event, Her Majesty named her favourite flower and revisited highlights of her years at the show.

"My family and I have always enjoyed visiting the Show, and I know that your Members and Supporters will be disappointed that they are unable to attend in person this year," a statement provided by the Queen began.

"I am sure that my grandmother, Queen Mary, who first attended the Chelsea Flower Show in 1916, would be delighted that many people today have an enthusiasm for horticulture, and that gardening remains a popular pastime in the United Kingdom."

Queen Elizabeth II's throwback Chelsea Flower Show photos

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The royal family names favourite flowers

In a second Instagram post on the Royal Family's Instagram page, it was revealed that the Queen's favourite flower is lily-of-the-valley, which is grown at Buckingham Palace.

Prince Charles chose the delphinium plant, while Duchess Camilla chose the alchemilla mollis. Additional historical photos of Queen Elizabeth II with flowers are included in this post as well.

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The Chelsea Flower Show launched on Monday, May 18, and will run with virtual events through the 23rd.

The Queen typically attends the show for its Monday festivities. But, in lieu of the in-person event for 2020, horticulture fans were treated to some royal trivia and great throwback pictures on day one.