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RHS Chelsea Flower Show full guide from dates and location to show gardens and tickets


The RHS Chelsea Flower Show starts next week and will conclude over the weekend.

The popular garden event has taken place annually for over a century and showcases every aspect of garden design.

The famous show is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and is the most prestigious gardening show in the world and is where people can see innovative garden design, beautiful flower displays and garden products.

RHS ambassador and garden designer, Jamie Butterworth, previously described the show as “the World Cup of gardening”.

Here’s everything you need to know about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024.

This year, the show is taking place between May 21 and May 25. However, the first two days are for RHS members but they can bring guests.

Dates and times:

  • May 21 to May 22: RHS members’ days – open 8am to 8pm
  • May 23 to May 24: Non RHS member days – open 8am to 8pm
  • May 24 Chelsea Late event: open 5.30pm to 10pm
  • May 25: open 8am to 5.30pm (displays get sold off from 4pm)

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. The hospital has 66 acres of land attached to it. The show takes place in the Ranelagh Gardens and the South Grounds.

The address is: London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR.

King Charles and his wife Queen Camilla will be touring the “No Adults Allowed” garden at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday, May 20.

Charles has been named the new patron of the Royal Horticultural Society.

The King and Queen will meet the growers and horticulturalists of the historic garden which is the first in the history of the show to be designed for children by children.

There are eight main show gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024 which are competing for gold medals. In total, there are 35 gardens to enjoy.

Full list of RHS Chelsea Show Gardens:

Muscular Dystrophy UK – Forest Bathing Garden
Designed by Ula Maria
Built by Crocus
Sponsored by Project Giving Back Muscular Dystrophy UK

St James’s Piccadilly: Imagine the World to be Different
Designed by Robert Myers
Built by Stewart Landscape Construction
Sponsored by Project Giving Back St James’s Piccadilly

Stroke Association’s Garden for Recovery
Designed by Miria Harris
Built by Landform Consultants Ltd
Sponsored by Project Giving Back Stroke Association

Terrence Higgins Trust Bridge to 2030 Garden
Designed by Matthew Childs
Built by Yoreland Design Ltd
Sponsored by Project Giving Back The Terrence Higgins Trust

The National Garden Scheme Garden
Designed by Tom Stuart Smith
Built by Crocus
Sponsored by Project Giving Back The National Garden Scheme

The National Autistic Society Garden
Designed by Sophie Parmenter and Dido Milne
Built by Landform Consultants
Sponsored by Project Giving Back The National Autistic Society

The Octavia Hill Garden by Blue Diamond with the National Trust
Designed by Ann-Marie Powell with the Blue Diamond Team
Built by The Landscaping Consultants
Sponsored by Blue Diamond Garden Centres National Trust

WaterAid Garden
Designed by Tom Massey and Je Ahn
Built by Landscape Associates
Sponsored by Project Giving Back WaterAid

Tickets can be bought from the RHS website and tend to be cheaper during the week than on Saturday.

The prices are as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22: RHS members only from £50.85
  • Thursday, May 23: RHS members from £38.85 – non-members from £47.85
  • Friday, May 24: RHS members from £38.85 – non-members from £47.85
  • Saturday May, 25: RHS members from £75.85 – non-members from £92.85

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