It is the most famous flower show in the world, held for five days in May in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. From the Queen to rock 'n' roll royalty, this annual extravaganza attracts the great and the good the world over. Over 500 exhibitors take part in the hundred year old show.
Not much information has been released just yet - though we do know there will be Poetry Lover's Garden, presenting a tranquil retreat in which to sit outside, reading poetry to the accompanying sound of water, based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem ‘This Lime Tree Bower My Prison’.
Another feature will be an installation inspired by the eponymous Covent Garden: immersing visitors in the area's 300-year history as a fruit and flower market, it will also acknowledge when it was a convent garden supplying the monks' table at Westminster Abbey in the early 16th Century. Named 500 Years of Covent Garden, it is set to be an informative and elegant walk through the past, with rich floral heritage being intertwined with iron structures harking to the distinctive arches of the Market Building in Covent Garden today.
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|What||Chelsea Flower Show 2017|
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4SR | MAP
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
25 May 17 – 27 May 17, 23 – 24 May RHS members only 25 – 27 May RHS members and non-members 23 – 26 May 8am – 8pm 27 May 8am – 5.30pm (sell off starts at 4pm)
|Price||£61 standard ticket, all day|
|Website||Click here to book tickets|