What is the Chelsea Flower Show?
Hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society, the Chelsea Flower Show is the world’s most famous event of its kind, drawing horticulturalists and exhibitors from around the world. Held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the show features 23 acres of gardens, exhibitions, stands and demonstrations. There are judging panels for the gardens which include – chic, country and city gardens. The show is attended by celebrities and the Royal Family and is leading trend-setter for garden design and innovation.
Need to Know
This event is very popular and is ticketed, so book well in advance. You’ll also need plenty of time to fully explore the exhibits – the Great Pavillion alone is large enough to park 500 London buses. Please note, children under the age of five are strictly not allowed.
Did You Know?
Garden gnomes are banned! An exception was made in 2013 for the centenary celebrations when celebrities including Elton John and Helen Mirren painted gnomes for charity. Gnomes are obviously far too tacky for an event as sophisticated as the Chelsea Flower Show!
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