With Spring in full bloom and the wonders of summer greenery awakening after a cold winter, Britain prepares itself once again for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Held in the prestigious grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the show attracts horticulturalists and gardening enthusiasts from across the globe. The show has inspired millions through showcasing the very best in garden design and is one of the most popular events on the UK calendar.
Nick Mattingley, RHS Director of Shows, says:
“As with every RHS Chelsea Flower Show for more than a century, designers, nurseryman and leading lights are pulling out all the stops to make this the best gardening event in the world.”
M&G Investments, title sponsor for the show, has proudly renewed their sponsorship until 2017. Jacqui Haskins, M&G’s marketing director draws close similarities between the worlds of horticulture and investments. He said: ‘At M&G we pride ourselves on nurturing talent and taking a long-term view – both key components that can be applied to horticulture and garden design.”
This year the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will feature nine show gardens, five fresh gardens, nine artisan gardens and more than 100 floral displays.
Don’t miss the 2017 RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden designed by Professor Nigel Dunnett, Urban Horticulture and Vegetation Technologist. Professor Dunnett will demonstrate the multiple benefits of plants and gardens in an urban environment. He will also provide a vision for the future development and use of private, communal and social spaces in the places where we live.
You might also be interested to learn that Gary Breeze, 2016 winner of Best Fresh Garden, has designed a garden featuring the replica of an 800-year-old boat which was discovered in the Norfolk Broads.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is proud to announce the return of Ishihara Kazuyuki for his 12th year running. Ishihara Kazuyuki will be presenting Gosho No Niwa – The Kyoto emperors of Japan inspired gardens.
Planning your visit
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is very popular and tickets are running out fast. Do not hesitate to book your tickets as soon as you can. If you are planning a trip to the capital, we would like to invite you, as our guests, to stay at B+B Belgravia. Located less than 15 minutes’ walk from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, B+B Belgravia offers boutique accommodation in comfortable, eloquent surroundings.
Date: 23 – 27 MAY 2017
Time: Tuesday to Friday: 8am – 8pm / Saturday: 8am – 5.30pm
Address: London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR