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2020 Flower Show – Riviera Holiday

Inspired by the world’s exotic Mediterranean gardens, the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show invites you to fall in love with gardening all over again.

As you enter the Show, groves of Citrus trees lead the way providing a lush dramatic promenade to the sunshine drenched landscape ahead. Breathe in fragrant waves of lavender inspired by the terraced gardens of Monaco. Drifts of purple and white spiked salvia, specimen succulents and, an intoxicating variety of scented geraniums, roses, rosemary and sage create a stunning mosaic that is at once picturesque and charming. Walk the esplanade of flowering arches. Become enraptured by the delightful dimension of Show gardens and dramatic accents that rise in soft meadows of horticultural perfection. Explore the allure and extraordinary plant palette of some of the world’s captivating coastal regions.

Riviera Holiday beckons you to embrace your inner romantic and create a Mediterranean inspired garden of your own. Ornate pottery and patterned tiles, a well-placed pergola and abundant clusters of scented flowers, ornamental fountains and herb parterres provide irresistible appeal along with sustainable lower maintenance, water-wise options that are both responsive to and reflective of temperate conditions.

Tickets and Admission

Can I pick my tickets up in advance of my visit?

Yes, you can purchase tickets in advance on theflowershow.com and print them at home. You may also purchase advance group tickets over the phone and pick them up in advance. Additional fees apply. Call 215-988-8839 for more information.

Can I buy tickets online?

Yes, visit theflowershow.com to purchase tickets online.

Can I leave and return?

Yes, your admission ticket is good for the whole day of your visit. Hand stamp stations are located at each exit of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. You must present your stamped hand to re-enter the Show.

How do I find out more about becoming a Member?

Visit the Membership section of the website for more information on the benefits of becoming a Member.

Does PHS offer discounted tickets?

There are discounted rates for members of organized groups. Please check with our Ticketing office about pricing for groups of 25 or more.

Weather

What happens in case of inclement weather?

In the event of any inclement weather, the Flower Show will remain open. Tickets are good any day of the Show.

Parking

Where do I park?

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th & Arch Streets in Center City Philadelphia (19107). for driving directions and parking information. There are several parking garages and lots located within a 5 minute walk of the Show.

Getting Around

How do I get around the Show?

The Flower Show encompasses 33 acres of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It is handicap accessible with elevators available for guests who require them. Wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis on the second level of the Convention Center.

What should I wear at the Show?

There’s plenty to see, so comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Dressing in layers is also recommended as it tends to get cold on the Show floor. If you are a member, don’t forget your Membership ID, which entitles you to discounts at the PHS Shop on the show floor and other retail locations.

How far is it to walk around the Show?

To walk the entire 33 indoor acres of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show at a leisurely pace takes about 3 hours and covers approximately 2 miles.

Handicapped Accessibility

Is the Show accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is easily accessible to visitors with disabilities. Most restrooms and drinking fountains are wheelchair accessible. The Convention Center is equipped with elevators, and several of the doors are automated. The Show floor is level and manageable either alone or with an able-bodied assistant.

Is there handicapped parking available?

The Pennsylvania Convention Center does not offer reserved public parking. A drop-off location for visitors with disabilities is located at the northwest corner of 11th & Arch streets. Volunteers (if available) will wait with dropped-off individual (indoors if preferred) until the driver returns.

Is there a rental fee for wheelchairs, scooters or children’s strollers?

Wheelchairs are available for rent at the PACC in the Concourse outside of Hall A, on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $20 and renters must leave ID at rental station while using wheelchair. There are a limited number of Electric Scooters available for rent for $40. Wheelchairs and scooters cannot be reserved in advance.

Tours

Does the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show offer daily tours of the display?

Yes, we offer an Early Morning Tour for our guests’ enjoyment. Our Early Morning Tour offers guests the opportunity to visit the Show before it opens to the public for a unique behind-the-scenes experience. Experienced guides will be assigned to small groups of 8-10 for private tours of the major exhibits and Horticourt areas. Early Morning Tours are conducted March 7–Friday, March 11, beginning at 8:00 am, arrive at 7:45 am. Early Morning Tours are $105 per person, $95 per person for groups of 15 or more, and $85 with a Flower Show ticket, which must be turned in upon entry. Early Morning Tour tickets include all-day admission to The Flower Show.

Visitor Conveniences

Where are the restrooms?

There are ample restrooms on both the street level and Show level open to the public at the Convention Center.

Is there a family restroom/changing room?

Restrooms are equipped with pull-down changing tables and are large enough to afford visitors the privacy they need.

Is there an ATM?

There are several ATMs on site.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not permitted in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, nor are there provisions to temporarily house them during a visit. Properly identified service dogs that provide assistance for visitors with disabilities are permitted everywhere.

Food and Drink

Are there Concessions available?

There are concessions available in the Grand Hall on the Show level. The Overlook Café, located on the third floor of the Convention Center, is also open during Show hours.

2018 Philadelphia Flower Show: Dates, tickets, parking and other need-to-know info

Photo by Julia Hatmaker | [email protected]

Compiled by Julia Hatmaker | [email protected]

There’s no denying spring is on the horizon when the Philadelphia Flower Show begins.

The annual gardening event, put on by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, provides visitors a chance to immerse themselves in a flowery paradise.

This year’s theme is “Wonders of Water” and the show is going all in on it. Expect to see a 25-foot waterfall, fish pond, 3-foot-wide water lilies and a rain curtain.

But, before you head to the show, there’s a few things you should know.

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Dates, Times and Location

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Tickets

Buying after March 2? Tickets sold online at theflowershow.com are $32 for a weekday and $35 for a weekend for adults; $22 for weekdays, $24 for weekends for students and $17 for children.

If you want to buy your ticket at the actual box office at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, ticket prices increase to $35 for weekdays, $40 weekends for adults; $24 weekdays, $26 weekends for students and $19 weekdays, $20 weekends for children.

Forgot to buy tickets online, but don’t want to pay the full show price? You can get discounted tickets at SEPTA ticket offices. Learn more at septa.org/events/flower.html.

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Hotel packages

The Philadelphia Flower Show has a plethora of hotel packages available on its website. Many include special rates that also toss in tickets to the show. Of the hotels mentioned on the flower show site, the five that are closest to the show itself are:

  • Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center (1227 Race St.)
  • Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center (1301 Race St.)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City (1100 Arch St.)
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia (1200 Arch St.)
  • Loews Philadelphia Hotel (1200 Market St.)

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Parking

If you can avoid bringing your car into Philadelphia, you’ll be happier for it. But, if you can’t, the Flower Show has a few tips on where to keep it while you’re exploring the show.

You can use SpotHero to save up to 50 percent on parking near the Pennsylvania Convention Center, thanks to a deal with the Flower Show. Simply book your parking spot, in advance, by going to https://spothero.com/philadelphia/pennsylvania-convention-center-parking?referrer=PHILLYFLOWERS18

You can also get $5 parking at the Convention Center Parking Garage (1324 Arch St.) if you use this coupon from the Flower Show.

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Public Transit

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, and thus the Philadelphia Flower Show, is connected to SEPTA’s Jefferson Station in Philadelphia. Regional rail, buses, trolleys and the subway all stop at the station, so it’s a relatively easy ride. Jefferson Station is located on the Market-Frankford Line, as well as the Broad-Ridge Spur, if you’re taking SEPTA. Buses 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 47, 47M, 48, 61 and 62 also stop at the station.

If you’re taking Amtrak into Philadelphia, simply get off at 30th St. Station and board any eastbound SEPTA rail train. Your Amtrak ticket will let you ride the rail for free on that trip.

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Camera Policies

You can bring your own camera and take photos for yourself, however you can’t bring a monopod or a tripod with you. You also can’t use the photos for commercial use.

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Where to eat

The Philadelphia Flower Show will have all sorts of vendors inside the show itself, but you may want to leave the convention center to see more of what Philadelphia has to offer. The show itself is just steps away from the Reading Terminal Market, which recently celebrated its 125th birthday. The market is filled with places to grab a bite to eat, whether you’re craving peking duck, fancy corn dogs, vegan fare or donuts.

Chinatown is also nearby, so consider checking out some of the many restaurants there. Bring cash though, as many of the places there do not take card. Don’t worry too much though, there’s various ATMs close by and in several of the restaurants.

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Other food ideas…

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More on the Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show’s website, theflowershow.com, is a great resource for more information on the show and for buying tickets.

You can also check out this preview we did of the show earlier this year.

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This story has been updated to correct the times for the show.

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Bad weather threatens to mar the start of this year’s Chelsea flower show

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This year only two show gardens have been designed by women – Kamelia Bin Zaal with the “beauty of Islam” and multi RHS gold medal winning designer Jo Thompson with “urban retreat”.

RHS director general Sue Biggs said: “There are a huge number of extremely talented female garden designers out there, but for some reason a disproportionately small number apply to design show gardens at our world famous flower show.”

She suggested the low application rate might be down to a lack of confidence among women.

Gardeners at the show were making last minute repairs to their displays on Friday after wind and heavy rain swept through their efforts.

With the VIP launch of the show due on Monday, the gardens were left battered by winds of up to 30mph and heavy rain in the capital, which saw temperatures drop to around 10C (50F).

Contractor David Dodd said: “It has been difficult with the weather. The wind really ripped through the planting, which is very sensitive.

• Where is the Chelsea Flower Show and how do I get there?

“There were high winds last week so a lot of the plants took damage and we have been spending the last week repairing the damage.

“Then we had the good weather and we thought ‘this is alright’.

“Then yesterday, 11 hours of solid rain. It was miserable, everybody was soaked to the skin.”

What will the weather be like for the weekend? Here’s a look at the forecast http://t.co/36Y16u9Qet pic.twitter.com/ZJhkbz5Pof

— Met Office (@metoffice) May 15, 2015© Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited

If stunning waterfalls and ethereal flowers in bloom are your thing, look no further than the Chelsea Flower Show, which makes its triumphant return this week.

The prestigious gardening show will be held at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, where it has taken place since 1912.

At this year’s event, the Duchess of Cambridge will be debuting her very own garden design, which is expected to be a big talking point during the five-day long event.

As the Chelsea Flower Show kicks off today, here’s everything you need to know:

When is the Chelsea Flower Show?

The Queen joins Will and Kate at Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower Show starts on 21 May and continues until 25 May.

© Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited The Queen attends the Chelsea Flower Show in 2018 (Getty Images)

Despite being open to the general public, admission to some parts of the event are kept pretty exclusive.

Tuesday and Wednesday for RHS members only and the Royal Family will attend on Monday 20.

Can I still buy tickets?

Tickets for this year’s show are extremely limited. Check on the RHS website to find out more about ticket availability.

How to get there

The Chelsea Flower Show is easily accessible by tube, bus and more.

Tube and bus

The nearest station to Royal Hospital Chelsea is Sloane Square, on the Circle and District line. Alternatively, for those guests coming into London via Victoria, you can walk to the hospital from the station in 30 minutes.

Buses 137 (Marble Arch), 360 (Royal Albert Hall), 44 (Tooting Station) and 452 (Vauxhall) all stop near Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Rail

London Victoria is the nearest station to show, which is about a 20 minute walk away.

Shuttle Bus Service

A bus service will be provided by Transport for London to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Find out more about routes here.

Cycling

You can find cycle rack to keep your bike at Burton’s Court Park, opposite the London entrance.

Parking

The nearest available parking is at Battersea car park, which is located about a 20 minute walk away from the show. Parking can be pre-booked with your tickets.

What will the weather be like?

Luckily, the sun will (partly) be shining down on the Chelsea Flower Show this week.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday will be warm but cloudy, with the clearest skies expected on Tuesday.

Light showers are forecast for Friday, so make sure you bring an umbrella with you!

How to watch

© Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited You can catch all the highlights from the Chelsea Flower Show on BBC Two. (Getty Images)

You can catch all the highlights from the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show today at 6pm on BBC Two.

Coverage will then air every other day until 26 May, showing the best bits and winners from each day.

Every day this week on BBC Two at 3:45pm, you can watch the first show and either 7:30pm, 8:00pm or 8:30pm to catch the second instalment of the day.

For specific showing times, check the BBC website.

George, Charlotte and Louis visit Kate’s Chelsea Flower Show garden

Can I buy tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show in 2020?

Tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show in 2020 aren’t available to purchase yet, but we do know that next year’s event will commence on 19 May and end on the 23 May.

Battersea Park Race Details

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has been organising races in London since 1981. As a family of running enthusiasts we welcome competitive club runners, seasoned trailblazers, fitness lovers and novices. At all of our races you will experience a warm welcome, a supportive team of dedicated volunteers, efficient and professional race management and flat runner-friendly courses.

NEW LOCATION in Battersea Park. Our races have a new HQ for 2018, near the athletics track. The course is run on the same loop but the start and finish areas have moved to suit the new HQ. See map below for further details.

Location: East Carriage Drive, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

Registration

Register online then pick up your number at Race HQ at the blue tent on the day of the race from an hour before race start, registration closes 10 minutes prior to race. Entry on the day is also permitted and costs £1 more.

Find us next to the café and opposite Millennium Arena running track on East Carriage Drive SW11 4NJ. Accessible from Rosary Gate at junction of Queenstown Road and Prince of Wales Drive, turn right as you enter the park. Postcode of Rosery Gate: SW11 4BE. Alternatively enter via Chelsea Gate on Queenstown Road and use the path immediately inside the gate on the left to come around the back of the running track.

Race Details

  • All Races are UKA Certified accurate, with UKA Permits
  • Water station offers water, orange squash and energy drinks at each lap
  • Baggage can be left safely at Race HQ
  • There are 3 toilets within the park, the closest to Registration is 300m away from HQ
  • Showers are available at the track, cost £3
  • Car Park is free on Monday evenings but costs £2.70 from 9am on Saturdays (Parkmobile.co.uk)
  • Winners’ prizes: Men and Women, plus Vet 50, Vet 60, Vet 70
  • Post-race snacks on Saturday morning races

Minimum Age for Competition

  • Relay: 11 yrs
  • 2 Mile: 11 yrs
  • 5K: 13 yrs
  • 10K: 15 yrs

Directions

By Car: Enter Battersea Park through Rosery Gate (SW11 4BE) which is accessible from the junction of Queenstown Road and Prince of Wales Drive. Inside the Park turn left into Rosary Gate Car Park. Once you’ve parked re-trace your steps back towards the entrance and continue straight, past the traffic barrier. Race HQ is a blue tent 200 metres along East Carriage Drive just beyond the Cafe. Parking charges £2.70 (Parkmobile.co.uk).
By Train: Nearest overground train stations are Queenstown Road and Battersea Park (direct links from Waterloo, Victoria and Clapham Junction). From either station it is a 8 minute walk to Race HQ: walk north along Queenstown Road. At roundabout enter Battersea Park through Rosary Gate (SW11 4BE) . Turn right inside Park, past the traffic barrier, along Carriage Drive East. Race HQ (blue tent) is 200 metres along, just past the Cafe.
By Tube and Bus: The nearest Tube station is Sloane Square (District and Circle Line). From Sloane Square Tube station walk 3 minutes to Lower Sloane Street and take Bus 137 from stop M. Get off after 3 stops at Chelsea Bridge (just over the bridge). Cross the road and enter the park (Chelsea Gate) turn immediately left down the path beside the railings, keep straight along the path till it comes out behind the athletics track, a bit further along it joins the Carriage Drive and our HQ is to the right. (SW11 4NJ) 10 min walk.

How to Get to The Chelsea Flower Show 2018

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The Chelsea Flower Show is the country’s biggest horticultural event. Thousands of guests will descend on the gardens to admire the flowers and designs of the unique gardens. The dates for the event are 22nd May until 26th May, running for five days. If you’ve booked your tickets then all that’s left to do is find out where to go and how to get to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Where is the Chelsea Flower Show?

The event takes place at Ranelagh Gardens and the Royal Hospital South Grounds. The area is on the bank of the river Thames, on the opposite side to Battersea Park.

How do you get to the Chelsea Flower Show?

Sloane Square is the nearest stop, on the District and Circle Lines. If you want to use realtime routing in Tube Map, plan a route to “SW3 4SR” or “Royal Hospital rd”. The journey planner will then show you the walking directions to the Chelsea Flower show grounds from the Tube station. And it’ll find your quickest route there, which is always a bonus.

Rail

Victoria is the nearest railway station and it’s only a 15 minute walk to the grounds. Alternatively you can get the train to Victoria then get the Tube to Sloane Square which is one stop along on the District line.

Bus

Bus numbers 11, 137, 211, 360 and 452 all stop close to the show grounds. While buses 19, 22, 319 and C1 will take you to Sloane Square. If you need help working out the best way there, Bus Times London includes a journey planner. You can plan directions to “Royal Hospital Chelsea” or the postcode SW3 4SR to get you to the grounds.

River

Depending on where you’re coming from, the river might be a good option. You can get the MBNA Thames Clippers to Cadogan Pier. If you take this route you’ll need to walk East along the river to reach the Chelsea Flower Show grounds.

Are there any apps to help me get to the Chelsea Flower Show?

Tube Map is available on iOS and Android and is the best London Underground app that uses the official TfL map.

If you need to book a train ticket without the booking fee, or even if you just need to plan your train journey, myTrains is available on iOS.

Bus Times London is available on iOS and Android and includes live information for 20,000 bus stops and includes a journey planner.

For more information on what’s happening at the Chelsea Flower Show visit their official website.

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Back to blogMay 19, 2019 – 14:05 BST Chloe Ash Here is everything you need to know about the Chelsea Flower Show 2019, from the dress code, ticket cost, floral-inspired afternoon teas and more…

It is one of the most highly anticipated events in the world of gardening, running for its 106th year, the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show is attended by hundreds of thousands of budding gardeners. From 11 show gardens, 17 smaller gardens, floral-inspired afternoon teas and Raymond Blanc food, there will be no shortage of things to do and see. With the upcoming show opening on Tuesday 21 May, here at HELLO! we have put together a guide of everything you need to know ahead of the grand 2019 opening…

When is the Chelsea Flower Show 2019?

The Chelsea Flower Show 2019 runs from Tuesday 21 May to Saturday 25 May. The show opens at 8am and closes at 8pm from Tuesday until Friday, and on Saturday 25 May the event will be open from 8am until 5:30 pm.

From 2005, the show duration increased from four days to five days, with the first two days of the show – Tuesday and Wednesday – only accessible for RHS members. These two days tend to be quieter and displays tend to be fresher at the start of the week making this the perfect time to attend. If you wish to become a member, £47.25 will give you early access to this show and access to all the gardens throughout the year.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2019 runs from Tuesday 21 May to Saturday 25 May

Every year the flower show is held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

What’s the best way to get to the the Chelsea Flower Show?

Sloane Square tube station is a ten-minute walk from the showground or there is a shuttle service from Victoria Station directly to the flower show.

The Countess of Wessex attended the Chelsea Flower Show in 2018

What can you expect THIS year?

The event is the most famous flower and landscape gardens show in the United Kingdom with 11 main show gardens and 17 smaller gardens. The Queen is Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, meaning that it is not uncommon for Royal family members to attend the show, with Her Majesty, Princess Anne and The Countess of Wessex attending in 2018.

But this year is particularly special as The Duchess of Cambridge has been working with the RHS, and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White, to design a garden for the 2019 event. The design is called the RHS Back To Nature Garden, and includes a stream, treehouse, swing seat and a campfire. When the Palace announced that Kate would be involved with the Chelsea Flower Show, Kensington Palace stated the garden would help “inspire families to get outside and explore nature together.” Adding: “The garden hopes to trigger memories of time spent in nature and encourage others to go out and create new experiences in the great outdoors.”

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The Duchess has designed a garden for the 2019 show

How much are tickets the Chelsea Flower Show 2019?

Tickets range from £42.00 for an evening ticket, £52.00 for afternoon tickets and £82.00 for all day tickets. At the time of publishing, all tickets for this year are sold out, but the RHS website encourages hopeful attendees to check back on the website for cancellations.

The Queen attended the show in 2018

Is there a dress code for the Chelsea Flower Show?

A Chelsea Flower Show insider told HELLO!: “There isn’t a formal dress code. People usually take it as a chance to dress smartly. We see a lot of floral print dresses around and shirts and ties on press day!” It is also sensible that your outfit is weather-appropriate and comfortable as you will be on your feet for most of the day – after all, who likes having to cope with a sore blister while you are trying to enjoy a beautiful horticultural exhibit…

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Missed out on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019? Or loved it so much that you’re now excited for the 2020 show? This is everything you need to know about the world’s most prestigious horticultural event.

DATES

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 will return on 19 – 23rd May 2020.

Key dates:

Press and VIP Day will be held on Monday 18th May 2020 (the Queen and other members of the Royal Family arrive in the afternoon to tour the show ground).

Show Open Days:

From Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd May, the show will be open from 8am–8pm

  • Tues 19th and Weds 20th are for RHS members only
  • Thurs 21st and Fri 22nd are for RHS members and non-members

Saturday 23rd May is the final day, and the show will be open from 8am–5.30pm

  • On Sat 23rd at 4pm, the plant sell-off begins.

TICKETS

Tickets for the 2020 show are now on sale. Remember, RHS members get access to two member-only days and priority booking for the shows. These tickets are limited so members are urged to book early to avoid disappointment. It’s also worth noting that tickets are cheaper if you’re an RHS member, and there are also other benefits of becoming a member, including free entry to RHS Gardens.

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Ticket prices for the Chelsea Flower Show will vary, dependent on whether you choose all day, the 3.30pm slot or the 5.30pm time slot.

LOCATION

Crowds of visitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 RHS/Luke MacGregor

The show is held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the iconic Chelsea Pensioners who are all retired soldiers of the British Army. Some 300 veterans live in the retirement and nursing home on site.

Address: London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR

GARDENS

Ducks swim on the water feature in the Dubai Majlis Garden designed by Thomas Hoblyn at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 RHS/Luke MacGregor

The cycle of planning for the show lasts 15 months and the garden designers are already finalising plans for their 2020 gardens – the first application deadline for exhibitors was in July. The RHS has revealed that gardens highlighting ways to combat climate change will take centre stage at Chelsea 2020, in a bid to encourage a future where we live in harmony with nature through urban design and sustainable practices.

Find out more about the three types of gardens you will find at Chelsea (excluding RHS Feature Gardens).

Show Gardens

A Show Garden demonstrates the best of horticulture and excellence in garden design and innovative landscaping. Situated on Main Avenue, these are the largest of the gardens at the show and have the ability to generate wonder and excitement, and make a lasting impact at the world’s most prestigious flower show.

This year’s Show Gardens will be:

  • Jonathan Snow, Trailfinders’ 50th Anniversary
  • Joe Perkins, The Facebook Garden: Growing the Future
  • Peter Chmiel & Chin-Jung Chen, Guangzhou China: Guangzhou Garden
  • Robert Myers, The Florence Nightingale Garden – A Celebration of Modern Day Nursing
  • Tom Massey, The Yeo Valley Organic Garden
  • Matt Keightley, Beyond Rank or Status
  • Sam Ovens, The Animal Health Trust Garden
  • Hugo Bugg and Charlotte Harris, The M&G Garden

Urban Gardens/Space to Grow

Urban Gardens provide a source of ideas and trends at Chelsea that inspires the gardener in all of us. Situated along Royal Hospital Way, they take inspiration from all over the world, transforming modest outdoor spaces into captivating gardens.

This year’s Urban Gardens will be:

  • Sarah Eberle, Bible Society: The Psalm 23 Garden
  • Sun MiaoFu and Chen Guangming, MiaoFu’s Garden
  • Tawatchai Sakdikul & Miss Ploytabtim Suksang, The Calm of Bangkok
  • Amanda Waring, The SSAFA Garden supported by CCLA
  • Taina Suonio, Finnish Soul Garden – A Nordic Heritage Seaside Garden in the International Year of Plant Health
  • Tamara Bridge & Kate Savill-Tague, The Amaffi Garden

Artisan Gardens

These gardens revitalise traditional materials and methods through new design approaches. Here, rustic combines with stylish modern twists, resulting in bold and exciting garden designs.

This year’s Artisan Gardens will be:

  • Yoshihiro Tamura, Circle of Life
  • Nikki Tibbles, Bicester Village Shopping Collection – Inspired
  • Jennifer Hirsch, The Body Shop Lady Garden
  • Kazuyuki Ishihara, The Zen Garden

AWARDS

Mark Gregory receives a Gold medal for the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 RHS/Luke MacGregor

As well as building the gardens and bringing their brief to life, the garden designers, construction team and sponsors also have their eye on the awards, with Gold being the highest award, followed by Silver-Gilt, Silver and Bronze. In each category there will also be a Best Garden and the People’s Choice award and Best Construction award.

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