Hurry! Tickets are selling fast for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Tuesday 4th April 2017 11:10 am posted in What's On, Lifestyle, Places to go, Events

Chelsea Flower Show

Hurry! Tickets are selling fast for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

One of London’s most stunning events — right in our neighbourhood — is the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, running from 23-27 May this year, and ticket availability is limited.

From gorgeous garden designs to wildly imaginative floral art and cultural pavilions, to a marketplace, lectures, sensory gardens, and historic displays, the show is considered one of the world’s premier gardening spectacles.

The show itself began in 1862, but it was in 1913 that it first landed in Chelsea. Three of the firms which were at that inaugural showcase still participate to this day — Kelways, McBean’s Orchids, and Blackmore and Langdon. Throughout her reign, it has been an opening day tradition for Queen Elizabeth to visit.

The stately, 66-acre grounds are home to some 300 “Chelsea Pensioners,” distinguished, red-coated veterans of the British military who, in gratitude for their service, are provided care according to a tradition that dates back to King Charles II in 1692.

To learn more about the show and to purchase tickets, go to