Chelsea Flower Show 2019
Royal Hospital Grounds, Chelsea, London
Tuesday 21 May - Saturday 25 May 2019
The 2019 Chelsea Flower Show will run from Tuesday 21 May to Saturday 25 May in the beautiful surroundings of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London. The world famous garden show will include designs from top horticulture experts all vying for a gold medal and the prestigious title of Best Show Garden. Several members of the British Royal Family will attend a preview of the show, as part of the royal patronage of the RHS. Live coverage, news, and analysis will be broadcast on television by the BBC, including show information, schedule, official awards, garden results, best in show and history.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most famous gardening shows in the world, a celebration of the highest quality horticulture and a feast for your imagination. Also known as the Great Spring Show, it is held every year in May, running for five days and receives over 157,000 visitors. The event is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and takes place on the large grounds (11 acres) of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London, which is home to the Chelsea Pensioners. Popular features include the show gardens designed by leading names and the centrepiece of the floral marquee.
From 2005 the show was increased from four days to five, with the first two days only open to RHS members. The area of land devoted to show gardens has increased steadily between 1970 and 2000 and the show has become an important place for observing trends. New plant varieties are often launched at the show and the popularity of older ones are often revived.
Tickets for the show are avaiable from official retailers or the RHS directly. Members of the public can buy up to four tickets on the RHS site for Thursday, Friday or Saturday dates. Opening times are from 8am to 8pm Tuesday to Friday, and then 8am until 5.30pm on Saturday. There are many facilities at the show to make your day more comfortable and enjoyable, including a cloakroom, ATM and banking facilities and picnic areas.
The sell off - from 4pm on Saturday, many exhibitors will sell off display plants and products. Most exhibitors will reserve something for you if you ask. Address London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4SR, United Kingdom.