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Blooming Marvellous: The Chelsea Flower Show

Freya Wilding

Freya Wilding

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The World-Famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show

It's The Most Glamorous Day Out In The Gardening Calendar. 

The grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are once again blooming with flora as the Royal Horticultural Society prepares to welcome 157,000 spectators to their annual five-day flower festival in May.

Promising to be nothing less than a truly unique and unforgettable experience, the exquisite RHS Chelsea Flower Show will bring plants to London from every corner of the globe in cutting-edge garden design and inspiring landscapes.

With a plant-packed pavilion and Show Gardens galore waiting to be admired, this years designers will explore the positive powers of plants on human health and the planet, such as climate change and the fragility of the ecosystem.

Opening Tuesday 21st May until Saturday 25th May, there is sure to be a spring in your step whether you’re attending the event or planning to adore from the comfort of your home. Broadcasted across the BBC, you can enjoy backstage interviews and join the panel of experts as they explore the 2019 gardens. 

Be Inspired by The Gardens...

Top gardeners and florists are set to stun audiences with their innovative displays that celebrate the connection between plants to people, places and the planet as they compete for the coveted awards.

 

Gardens include a therapeutic space by Kate Gould supported by Greenfingers Charity, a Japanese herbal inspired creation by Kazuto Kashiwakura and Miko Sato which will feature plants carefully selected for their health-giving qualities, and an urban jungle by Chelsea first timer Andrew Duff who will focus on sustainability.

Visitors can this year enjoy the RHS Back to Nature Garden co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and award-winning landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White.

Carefully crafted in a woodland setting with people and wildlife in mind, it’s a space for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. It includes a beautiful hollow log for children to climb through, a den, waterfall, stream and treehouse, and the calming palettes of greens and blues create a relaxed haven.

Nestled in a peaceful corner of the show, acclaimed  chef Raymond Blanc will be enchanting guests with memorable dining experiences, Jardin Blanc. His menu includes full day feasts, evening events and champagne afternoon teas.

Guests are invited to unwind and watch the sun set over the gardens with a refreshing glass of bubbles and gourmet canapés, enjoy an evening of food, music and flowers at his event ‘La Tulip’ or indulge in a fabulous four- course dinner. During the day, his team are hosting a three-course lunch and exclusive cookery demonstrations, as well as spoiling guests with tea and cake.

For a truly delicious day out, you can enjoy everything the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has to offer alongside a full day of gastronomic excellence, including a light breakfast, a four- course lunch and afternoon tea.

Top Things To See and Do

  • Artisan Gardens - the popular Artisan and Space to Grow Gardens make a welcome return, offering plenty of take-home inspiration.
  • A floral Feast - discover your new favourite bloom and ask experts for their top gardening tips as over 80 exhibitors create dazzling displays in the Great Pavilion.
  • Indulge in Retail Therapy - shop until you drop browsing the fabulous independent trade stands, spoiling yourself with new gardening tools, jewellery and gifts.
  • Delicious Dining - enjoy a floral-inspired champagne breakfast or afternoon tea in the luxurious surroundings of The Dorchester’s own special dining room.

Last Year's Show Stoppers 

The LG Eco-City Garden
Designed by Hay Joung Hwang. 2018

The Wuhan Water Garden
Designed by Laurie Chetwood and Patrik Collins, 2018

 

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