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Win A Ticket To RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

  • What's On -30-Apr-2019

Your chance to win a ticket

165,000 visit the Chelsea Flower Show each year. And, together in partnership with Judith Blacklock Flower School, we will be sending one lucky winner to experience it all!

5 Fascinating Flower Show Facts

  1. Everyone knows that gnomes are banned at Chelsea Flower Show. But people like to try and sneak them in all the same…
  2. Guests prefer Champagne over Pimms. In 2015, staff served: 7,720 glasses of Pimms, 28,477 cakes, pastries and cookies; 10,823 flutes of Champagne and 64,144 hot beverages.
  3. At Chelsea in 2009, TV gardener David Domoney created an ‘Underwater Garden’ featuring five tanks filled with tropical plants from all over the world. One of them was based on the Amazon river in South America and it featured 15 live piranhas!
  4. Also in 2009, James May constructed a garden made entirely of Plasticine flowers and was presented with a Plasticine medal.
  5. The tallest ever exhibit at RHS Chelsea was ‘The Westland Magical Garden’ in 2012. It was designed by Diarmuid Gavin and featured an 80ft high pyramid.

A Royal Designer

Royal patronage is nothing new to the Chelsea Flower Show. But this year, The Duchess of Cambridge will be showcasing a garden that she helped design.

The RHS Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess of Cambridge and award-winning landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is based in a woodland setting as a space for families and communities to come together and connect with nature.

Key elements of the garden include a beautifully crafted hollow log for children to climb through, a den, waterfall, stream and tree house.

You can also expect to see designers tackling topical issues with their gardens in 2019. Sarah Eberle is exploring how forests are faring in the face of climate change with her design, The Resilience Garden, while Chris Beardshaw will consider sustainability and the potential of a circular economy in The Morgan Stanley Garden.

 The popular Artisan Gardens are also making a welcome return. These smaller spaces located in leafy Ranelagh Gardens offer thought-provoking designs that tell a story. Here, find gardens that raise awareness for donkeys, motor neurone disease and land-based education.

 Coming back to Chelsea for a second year are the Space to Grow Gardens. Featuring designs sponsored by the likes of  CAMFED and Facebook, these gardens will show you how to create show stopping displays with limited space.

As well as the gardens, the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show will be playing host to 80 exhibitors inside the Great Pavilion. Enjoy dazzling displays, amazing food and since you're having such a good time, why not stay late for some cool jazz and cocktails!

When is the Chelsea Flower Show 2019?

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show starts on Tuesday 21st May 2019 and ends on Saturday 25th May 2019. The nearest tube station is Sloane Square, buses 11, 137, 211, 360, 170, 44 and 452 all stop near the show and the nearest mainline train station is London Victoria.

Tuesday and Wednesday are RHS members days, so you’ll need to be signed up to the Royal Horticultural Society to attend the event. Anyone can attend on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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