The Return of Spring: All About the Chelsea Flower Show


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The Return of Spring: All About the Chelsea Flower Show

April 22, 2022

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.

Tickets are available on the Royal Horticultural Society website, but be quick as they are already selling out:

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

By Bus:

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 walk.

By tube:

Sloane Square tube station which is on the District and Circle Lines is a 10-minute walk from the showground.

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 Bus:

Shuttle buses will run from both Battersea Park and Victoria Station.

The Battersea 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).

The Victoria 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.