Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show can often feel rarified and unrelatable. But recently the show’s organizer, the Royal Horticultural Society, has made strides to make this global showcase appeal to a far broader audience with smaller space gardens, balcony and container gardens, as well as plant-focused designs that are shown in the floral pavilion. There are plenty of ideas to steal from the main show gardens, too, with endless beguiling planting combinations, clever ideas, and bubbling-up trends that will no doubt segue from garden show innovation to our backyard gardens. Here are a few of our favorite ideas from this year’s Chelsea.
Photographs by Clare Coulson unless otherwise noted.
A Smokey Palette
Dramatic Punctuation Points
A Rusty Pergola
A Luxe Bird Feeder
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Frequently asked questions
When is the Chelsea Flower Show in 2023?
The Chelsea Flower Show in 2023 will be held from May 23rd to May 27th.
What is the Chelsea Flower Show?
The Chelsea Flower Show is an annual gardening event held in London, UK. It is one of the most prestigious flower shows in the world, showcasing stunning show gardens, floral displays, and horticultural expertise.
What are some ideas to steal from the show gardens?
There are numerous ideas to steal from the show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show. Some popular ideas include innovative plant combinations, creative use of outdoor spaces, unique landscaping techniques, and inspirational garden design concepts.
Can anyone attend the Chelsea Flower Show?
Yes, the Chelsea Flower Show is open to the public. However, tickets need to be purchased in advance, and availability may be limited. It is recommended to book tickets early to ensure entry to the show.
Are there any discounts available for Chelsea Flower Show tickets?
Discounted tickets are available for RHS members. Additionally, there may be early bird discounts or group discounts for larger bookings. It is advisable to check the official website or contact the organizers for information on the latest ticket prices and any available discounts.
What can visitors expect to see at the Chelsea Flower Show?
Visitors can expect to see an array of stunning show gardens created by top designers, beautiful floral displays, rare and exotic plants, garden accessories and tools, expert advice from horticulturists, and various exhibitors showcasing the latest trends in gardening and outdoor living.
Is photography allowed at the Chelsea Flower Show?
Photography is allowed at the Chelsea Flower Show for personal use only. However, professional photographers or those wishing to use photographs for commercial purposes need to obtain prior permission from the organizers.
Are there food and refreshment options available at the show?
Yes, there are various food and refreshment options available at the Chelsea Flower Show. These include cafes, restaurants, bars, and food stalls offering a range of culinary delights and refreshing beverages.
Is the Chelsea Flower Show suitable for children?
The Chelsea Flower Show can be enjoyed by the whole family, including children. There are specific child-friendly areas and activities designed to engage and entertain young visitors. However, it is advisable to check the official guidelines and age restrictions for certain areas or exhibits.
How can I get to the Chelsea Flower Show?
The Chelsea Flower Show is held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Visitors can easily reach the venue by public transportation, including buses, trains, and the London Underground. Detailed directions and transportation options are available on the official website and can be planned using online maps or navigation apps.