One of the most talked about events on the horticulture calendar, The Chelsea Flower show, is a stunning five day event full of wonder and stunning arrangements. Such is its popularity that tickets have to be purchased in advanced for entry (which of course, we can help you with).
Visitors to the show are limited to 157,000, the holding capacity of the grounds at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Tickets do typically sell out, so it is important to get your’s early. The first two days are reserved for members of the Royal Horticultural Society, while the other three days are open to the general public.
This year, The Chelsea Flower Show is taking place on the Tuesday the 20th to the Saturday the 24th of May.
This year is billed as the year that the younger generation takes over, with many gardens being created by newcomers who have never exhibited at the great event.
There are also many commemoration displays this year, with the Pavilion exhibit commemorating the outbreak of the First World War, and a garden created specifically for Help for Heroes by Matt Keightley.
Another big name at the garden show is Alan Titchmarsh, designing the RHS Britain in Bloom 50th anniversary garden. This garden is billed to help display and demonstrate how the volunteers of Britain in Bloom help improve the country for everyone by helping to clean up their local area and planting beautiful flower displays.
The other great event happening during the Chelsea Flower Show is an evening of light Opera. This is scheduled to start at 5:30, and includes a glass of champagne to start the toast of what is sure to be another great year and great event for the Royal Horticultural Society.
Although it is possible to get to The Chelsea Flower Show by the Circle and District lines, it is very likely that the underground to the nearest tube station, Solane Square, will be packed. For this reason, we do heavily recommend making alternative travel arrangements. If you would like help with transport, or in getting tickets to this great event, do get in touch with us; we will be happy to help.