CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
WHAT? THE RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
WHERE? London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4SR
WHEN? 21st - 25th May
WHY GO? To mingle with green-fingered greats of the horticultural world, be blown away by blooms and indulge in positive garden envy. View pruned and preened show gardens and inspiring new blooms from names like the legendary David Austin, who is debuting two new roses named after Thomas Hardy characters or Chrysanthemum Direct who have cultivated a yellow chrysanthemum to commemorate baby Archie. This year’s highlight promises to be the RHS Back to Nature Garden co-designed by HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, inspired by her childhood memories, complete with woodland walk, waterfall and naturally, a little tree house with a swing, as everyone is in Royal baby mode!
IN THE KNOW Test your maths skills to work out ticketing and times! Make sure to check the website as prices vary from day to day and are dependent on whether you’re an RHS member or not. But, most importantly, the last day is a winner for all, as prized plants are sold to be carted away to your own mini Chelsea allotment!
If you want to jump the queue next year, join the RHS this year and bag first choice!