Chelsea Pensioner Enjoying Flower Display At Show

Your Ultimate Guide To This Year’s Chelsea Flower Show!

If you’re heading to the show this week or if you’re just after the garden gossip, we’ve got it covered!

The world’s most prestigious flower show kicks off this Tuesday 21st May and ends its spectacular week on Saturday 25th. If you think the Chelsea Flower Show is only for experienced gardeners, then think again because the event is all about creativity, colour, self-expression and making powerful statements through the means of beautiful gardens.

Get inspiration for your own outdoor space from the most exquisite gardens you’ve ever seen, check out some exciting products to help you on your gardening journey and enjoy mixing with other like-minded people!

Here is everything you need to know about this year’s Chelsea Flower Show!

What you need to know:

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Tuesday and Wednesday are member days but it’s open to the public for the remaining days. 

 

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The show is open from 8am to 8pm, except Saturday when it closes at 5.30pm. 

 

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There is no official dress code but the standard dress is women in summer dresses and men with jackets and ties. 

 

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Hats and fascinators are banned from the show as they block the view of the gardens.

 

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There are five categories of awards for the best gardens including Flora, Hogg, Knightian, Lindley, and Grenfell. So keep an eye out for the winners! 

 

Must see displays!

Here is a roundup of the most anticipated gardens to be featuring at the show! Make sure you don’t miss out.

The RHS Back to Nature Garden

RHS Back To Nature Garden Design
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The Duchess of Cambridge is getting in on the action and working with award-winning landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White to design the RHS Garden. Named ‘Back to the Future’, the design aims to celebrate the countryside and encourage families and communities to rediscover nature and highlight how being active in nature can positively impact our physical and mental health. It will coincide with the Duchess’s work to raise awareness of mental health with the Heads Together charity.

‘Gardening Will Save The World’ by IKEA and Tom Dixon

IKEA And Tom Dixon 3D Garden Design
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Tom Dixon and IKEA have teamed up to show how gardening and technology can work hand in hand to save the world! Featuring over 4000 plants on two levels, the garden will allow visitors to experience the contrast of the hyper-natural and hyper-tech. The base garden will display a horticultural laboratory to grow hyper-natural edibles and the second, the raised garden, is a botanical oasis.  It aims to challenge the way society looks at growing and shows that it’s possible to have a place to grow your own plants in the city.

Facebook: Beyond the Screen

Facebook Beyond the Screen Garden
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This coastal themed garden is designed to celebrate the positive impact of spending meaningful time on social media and how it enriches the lives of young people. Using the natural connectivity of water and the ocean, it aims to represent the interconnectivity between our online and offline lives and the changes and opportunities that social media has influenced. It has been built specifically for young people and will be re-homed to provide a space where they can connect around shared passions or interests.

Per Oculus Apum – (Through The Eyes of Bees) by McQueens Flowers

McQueen Flowers Garden Design
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Not only is this a display of beautiful flowers and stunning architecture, but it also invites visitors to see the world through the eyes of a bee! The 20m long by 7m wide tunnel will be planted with British native bee-friendly flowers that will include an upside-down lavender field and feature UV lighting and a honey-scented trail. It aims to inspire visitors to use these types of plants and encourage the fascinating work of bees!

Exhibitors not to be missed!

Now you’ve got some serious garden inspiration, check out these exhibitors that can help you create and maintain the garden of your dreams!

GARDENA

GARDENA Stand At Chelsea Flower Show
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GARDENA has everything you need to get your garden looking just the way you want it! The star of the show will be the GARDENA robotic lawn mower alongside their range of watering solutions, tools and accessories that help keep your garden in shipshape all year round!

Check out some of our favourite GARDENA gadgets or visit the GARDENA Instagram page for more inspiration!

Find them on stand: EA/453

Oxenwood

Jonas Breakfast Table Finalist
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A perfect garden needs the perfect furniture and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Oxenwood! During the show, they will be displaying their luxury collection of garden furniture along with the Oxenwood Jonas Breakfast Table (pictured) which has been chosen as one of twelve finalists for the RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2019!

Find them on stand: PW606

Food and Drink

Macaroons From The Drawing Room
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Enjoy floral-inspired afternoon tea at The Drawing Room

Rock Bank Restaurant Menu On Table
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Dine in style at the Rock Bank restaurant

Seafood Platter At Champagne & Seafood Restaurant
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Indulge in seafood at the Champagne & Seafood Restaurant

Find plenty more food options here!

The Chelsea Late

Band Playing At Chelsea Flower Show Late
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And to top it all off, experience the Chelsea Flower Show after hours with The Chelsea Late celebration! Enjoy live music and entertainment in the Ranelagh Gardens from 5.30 onwards on Friday and explore these beautiful gardens in a twilight setting.

So there you have it, everything you need to know about this year’s Chelsea Flower Show! To find out more, or to get those last-minute tickets booked, visit the Chelsea Flower Show website.


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