The RHS Chelsea Flower show is an extremely popular event (and rightly so!) prone to selling out of tickets. Whilst the idea of a flower show might sound quite niche, that is far from the case with this event, which attracts crowds from near and far, composed of hugely diverse demographics. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own garden, are keen to enjoy the artistic work of others, or simply fancy a day out and soaking up the atmospheric buzz, RHS Chelsea Flower show is the place to go this spring. Here are our top 4 reasons for making the trip:
Exhibits by World-Class Nurseries
The best businesses in the market flock to Chelsea to show off their glorious produce. From bright blooms to elegant shrubbery and everything in between, enjoying the displays put together by award-winning nurseries will undoubtedly inspire you to find your green fingers and spruce-up your garden for the summer. Aside from nurseries, a whole host of exhibitors cover all things garden-related, from garden tool suppliers to greenhouse installers and flower photography, you could spend several days just admiring all the exhibitors.
The Chelsea Late Event
New for 2018, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is hosting its first ever ‘Chelsea Late Event’. Taking place on Friday 25th May, the evening promises to be a spectacular experience. Those who purchase the Le Jasminepackage at Jardin Blanc will have access to the full showground as well as this idyllic, secret garden bar from 3.30pm, and once the main event closes at 8pm the late event will swing into action in Ranelagh Gardens, where there will be artisan food stalls and various forms of entertainment, including live jazz music from London’s legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott’s.
Wander Around the Gardens
10 show gardens are situated along the main avenue, which make for a fantastic spring time stroll if nothing else. However, there is much else! All the gardens on display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show express insightful natural beauty of all kinds and from all cultures. Find inspiration for an eco-friendly city garden or experience the Chinese ideal of a beautiful garden. Whatever your personal taste, you’re guaranteed to find something delightful amongst the choice here, and will be able to appreciate different designs and for different situations.
Experience Culinary Delights
Run by award-winning chef Raymond Blanc, Jardin Blanc is a restaurant located in a peaceful corner of the Chelsea Flower Show, offering a variety of luxurious packages for corporate hospitality or individual groups for daytime evening. With a gorgeous private garden, outdoor bar serving artisanal cocktails and summer time delicacies served in garden-themed dining rooms, this opportunity is not to be missed.
For a taste of the high-life, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show guarantees a fabulous day out. With all that is on offer to see and experience, you’ll be longing to go back next year!