Chelsea Flower Show

 

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Flowers

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Chelsea in Bloom

Held annually in May

This is the world’s most famous flower show, where horticulturists go to discover and create new trends and hobby gardeners go to find inspiration. This fashion show of the gardening world is an 11-acre display of flowers and cutting-edge show garden designs. The Queen and the ‘A’ listers visit on the first day, and the first two days are reserved for members of the Royal Horticultural Society. By the end of the week the displays in the Grand Floral Pavilion may be wilting a little, but the specially designed show gardens are inspiring. If you do go on the last day you could snap up some bargains as exhibitors start to sell their plants at about 4pm.

For more information visit the Chelsea Flower Show website.

As you’ll be on your feet for most of the day it’s best to go for comfort over style and wear sensible shoes. It’s an outdoor event so check the weather forecast before you leave. The showground is very large, so it’s best to get there early and go straight for the things you want to see most so you don’t miss out.

Chelsea Fringe

The festival harnesses the excitement of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and brings gardening to a geographically and demographically wider audience. You can search by area and see a full list of Fringe projects on the Chelsea Fringe website.

Chelsea in Bloom

As the gateway to the flower show, Chelsea also embraces the horticultural theme through other events. Each year, Chelsea in Bloom, run by Cadogan Estates, brings a 5 day flourish of floral art as retailers compete for the title of best floral display. For more information, visit the Chelsea in Bloom website.