Chelsea Flower Show : Top Things To Do

The Chelsea Flower Show, 21-25 May 2019, is the place to see cutting-edge garden design, new plants and find ideas to take home.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. Once Britain’s largest flower show (it has now been overtaken by RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show), it is still the most prestigious.

A floral feast to delight your senses

Chelsea’s Great Pavilion is home to nurseries and growers from all over the globe. The Great Pavilion is roughly 11,775 square metres or 2.90 acres, enough room to park 500 London buses. More than 80 exhibitors are lining up to create dazzling displays, with many regular favourites returning to the show, alongside some exciting new faces.

Discover your new favourite bloom and ask experts for their top gardening tips.

David Austin Roses’ golden Chelsea anniversary

Dame Judi Dench poses with the David Austin rose named after her

No stranger to the Chelsea Flower Show, David Austin Roses is celebrating its 50thappearance at the show.

The family-owned business was started by David Austin who began breeding plants for a hobby as a teen. He has since gone on to create a collection of roses that are renowned across the world.

One particularly memorable bloom from recent years at Chelsea was the Dame Judi Dench rose, named after the acclaimed actress and presented at the show in 2017.

Celebrate 60 years of fabulous floristry

NAFAS display in 2018

The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies is celebrating its 60thbirthday in 2019 and will be pulling out all the stops to create a show-stopping display to mark the occasion.

The organisation will be looking to recreate its 2018 success, when the team won a Silver-Gilt medal.

World-class design

It wouldn’t be Chelsea without the flawless Show Gardens from top designers, bringing the most innovative ideas to horticulture.

The popular Artisan and Space to Grow Gardens also make a welcome return, offering plenty of take-home inspiration.

Health and wellbeing

Chelsea is celebrating the multitude of benefits that gardening has for health in 2019.

Designers will explore the positive powers of plants and will tackle hard-hitting issues – from climate change and pollution to mental and physical health.

Opening Times

Show times
Tuesday & Wednesday – RHS Members’ Days (21-22 May 2019)
8am – 8pm

Thursday & Friday (23-24 May 2019)
8am – 8pm

Saturday (25 May 2019)
8am – 5.30pm*

*At 4pm on the last day of the show, the plant sell-off begins.


Tickets are on sale now.

Find out more.


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