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The RHS has
confirmed that the much-loved Chelsea Flower show will be returning this
spring, after last year’s historic Autumn show. The show will be five days of
spectacular designs, and the best of innovative horticulture and landscaping.
This year’s theme encourages designers to bring back nature and ‘embrace the
wild’ and will also continue last year’s successful category of small space
gardens. There is also a new category launching this year called ‘All About
Plants’ which encourages participants to demonstrate the how plants can have a
positive impact on industry, communities and mental health.
What can I see at the show?
The gardens you will be able to explore fall into five different categories: Sanctuary Gardens, Container and Balcony Gardens, Show Gardens, and All About Plants. The Show Gardens will be the largest gardens at the event, and feature an array of spectacular designs and rare plant life. The Sanctuary Gardens are based on more traditional home gardens, drawing on the power of nature you can find in your own back yard – they’ll inspire your own gardening. The crown jewel of the show will be the Great Pavilion, which will feature a beautiful selection of spring flowers and exquisitely arranged floral displays from the world’s best nurseries. If you are looking for the accommodation at the nearest location from the Chelsea Flower Show then end your search by booking a budget accommodation at Park City Grand Plaza Kensington Hotel London.
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Tickets, Dates and Information
The Chelsea Flower
Show will run from Tuesday 24th May – Saturday 28th May for RHS
members, and Thursday 26th May – Saturday 28th May for
the general public.
available on the Royal Horticultural Society website, but be quick as they are
already selling out: https://www2.theticketfactory.com/rhs/online/
As for the past
109 years, the Chelsea Flower Show will once again be held in the ground of the
beautiful Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, which is home to the iconic Chelsea
Pensioners who are retired soldiers of the British Army.
The exact address for the show is:
London Gate, Royal
Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR
Getting to the show
Buses 11, 137,
211, 360, 170, 44 and 452 stop close to the show entrance. Alternatively, you
can get buses 19, 22, 319 and C1 to Sloane Square, from which it is a 10-minute
Sloane Square tube
station which is on the District and Circle Lines is a 10-minute walk from the
If you are
travelling from further afield, National Rail services to Victoria Station are
the closest overground train service to the show. Please see below for
information about the Shuttle Bus from Victoria Station. Book your stay
in one of the hotels
in Kensington for easy commute via Tube in London.
Shuttle buses will
run from both Battersea Park and Victoria Station.
shuttle will run from 7am – 9pm Tuesday – Saturday and the ticket cost will be
included in the price of your parking ticket (when pre-booking parking).
Station shuttle will leave from Buckingham Palace Road every 10 minutes from
Tuesday – Saturday, costing £3 (single) or £5 (return).
More activities on offer
The Royal Hospital
Chelsea is centrally located in London meaning there is no shortage of
activities on offer in the surrounding area. The world-famous King’s Road is a
10-minute walk from the venue where you can enjoy some great food, drinks and
shopping. Victoria Station is approximately 15 minutes’ walk, from where you
can easily reach Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. Buses
and the District Line from Sloane Square run frequently towards the West End,
including Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street where you can catch an evening
theatre show, and visit Chinatown and Leicester Square. Directly northwest of
Sloane Square you will find the vibrant boroughs of Knightsbridge and
Kensington where you can visit Hyde Park for a picnic, and explore the iconic
Harrods department store.