For five glorious days, the tranquil grounds of the Royal Hospital are transformed into a flower bedecked wonderland. The fragrance, color and spectacle are truly out of this world.
The RHS Flower Show is one of the greatest and most prestigious flower shows. This is where you can find out about the latest gardening trends, buy some plants and gardening equipment or simply enjoy the social whirl that is Chelsea.
Top garden designers create instant gardens which look as though they have always been there, with mature trees, water features, established plants, paths, bridges, buildings and much more. Stroll through a maze of gardens, discovering different types of plants, color combinations and gardening techniques.
The grand Marquee is the place to go if you want to find out about the new plants being launched. Numerous nurseries set up incredibly beautiful display areas showing off the range of plants they have on offer. Many can be purchased and taken away the same day. One of the most popular plant buying times is on the final day when, between 4.00 and 5.30 plants from the gardens and displays are frequently sold off at reduced prices. During that time you can get some really fantastic bargains on top quality plants that are unlikely to be available in the local garden centre.
New this year is Chelsea Late, when the display gardens and outside areas will be open throughout the evening. Listen to music from a variety of bands, encounter wandering artists, buy food from an artisan food market and enjoy the sight of the gardens as the twilight deepens.
Thousands of people book a stay in advance somewhere near Earls Court serviced apartments London and make their way to this stunning event every year. Tickets go very fast, and booking in advance is essential. It is an event which is one of the highlights of the London Social Season, with the Queen and members of the Royal Family attending a special preview day.
Throughout the week, the colorful array of plants is matched by the cheerful sight of the Chelsea Pensioners in their brilliant scarlet uniforms strolling around the show. This is after all their garden, as the event is set in the grounds of their home The Royal Hospital Chelsea.
With no parking on site, public transport is the only option. Staying in a London self catering accommodation within easy distance of Chelsea will definitely make your journey a lot easier.