As well as the impressive Show Gardens, each demonstrating innovative interpretation of a theme, there are the smaller Sanctuary Gardens, which focus on how gardening benefits our wellbeing, with the emphasis on sustainable and wildlife friendly planting, plus Balcony and Container Gardens reflecting urban living. New for this year is All About Plants, featuring six gardens for charities, all supported by Project Giving Back. After the Show, these will all find a permanent home at the charities’ chosen locations.
The Teapot Trust Elsewhere Garden, All About Plants, designed by Nicola Semple & Susan Begg. Illustration: Sandra Dieckmann
Full of glorious sights and scents of spring is the Great Pavilion, with impressive displays and expert advice from some of the world’s finest growers and nurseries, and scientific developments in the horticultural world. House Plant Studios, now in its third year, offers inspiration for indoor specimens.
In tribute to the often-overlooked contribution of women in horticulture, there’s a Women in Horticulture installation at The Monument. Among the key figures showcased here are garden designers such as Vita Sackville-West, Beth Chatto and Gertrude Jekyll, as well as scientists and campaigners.
Helena Pettit, RHS Director of Shows and Gardens, said: 'It’s no coincidence that the restorative power of gardens and gardening – both for people and the environment – returns as the main theme for 2023's RHS Chelsea Flower Show. So whether you’re looking to create a wildlife haven on your doorstep, for ideas to garden more sustainably or to brighten up your balcony, the 2023 show will be teeming with gardening inspiration to help you bring more plants into your home.'
We can’t wait to see which Show gardens will harvest this year’s crop of gold, silver-gilt, silver and bronze medals…
At the time of writing, there are still tickets available to the public for Thursday to Saturday, from £37.85 (Tuesday and Wednesday are for RHS members only).
|What||RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, Royal Hospital Chelsea|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
23 May 23 – 27 May 23, 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here for more information, and to book|