Here’s what to expect from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

Chelsea Flower Show 2024, BBC logo

by Arabella Horspool |
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Gardeners, it's time to mark your diaries, as the UK's most prestigious horticultural event, The Chelsea Flower Show, is back for its 111th year. From beautiful themed garden designs, to bright and blooming floral displays and some exclusive shopping, here's a glimpse of what lies ahead.

When is the Chelsea Flower Show 2024?

The event is running between Tuesday 21st May and Saturday 25th May, 8am-8pm, but the first two days are for RHS members-only. On the penultimate day, they have what's known as the 'Friday Chelsea Late event', where you can enjoy the show from 5.30pm-10pm.

Where is the Chelsea Flower Show?

As usual, this year's Chelsea Flower Show is in London, more specifically, the Royal Hospital Grounds, Chelsea (postcode SW3 4SR). For those travelling by tube, the showground is a 10-minute walk from Sloane Square Station.

Chelsea Flower Show themes 2024

Sustainability is the overarching theme of the show, making it the greenest Chelsea ever and proving that great design and sustainability can truly go hand in hand. Coinciding themes include: eco-friendly ways to use water in your garden, the joy of being in the garden and how to get a more diverse audience and the next generation involved in gardening.

Chelsea Flower Show tickets

Tuesday 21st May/ Wednesday 22nd May: RHS members only from £50.85
Thursday 23rd May: RHS members from £38.85; non-members from £47.85
Friday 24th May: RHS members from £38.85; non-members from £47.85
Saturday 25th May: RHS members from £75.85; non-members from £92.85

When do Chelsea Flower Show tickets go on sale?

Tickets to the RHS Chelsea Show are already on sale, so if you plan on buying some, you better be quick as most of them have been purchased already!

Chelsea Flower Show gardens

There are so many wonderful gardens to explore at this year's Chelsea Flower Show and here are some we're most looking forward to seeing:

The Bridgerton Garden

©RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Fans of the hit Netflix show will adore thisBridgerton garden, which is based on the character of the upcoming season's leading lady Penelope Featherington.* Designed by Holly Johnstone and sponsored by Netflix, it represents Penelope's journey 'from being a wallflower to embracing her true self and stepping into the light'.

*Bridgerton season 3 is streaming on Netflix from Thursday 16th May.

The Panathlon Joy Garden

©RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Designer Penelope Walker has created a balanced, harmonious space that's full of curves and colour in the The Panathlon Joy Garden. There's also a nice seating area (with space for a wheelchair).

The Boodles Garden

©RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Celebrating 200 years of the National Gallery, The Boodles Garden follows the theme ‘art in nature’, with subtle links to different styles of artwork including impressionism and pointillism, through metal arches, topiary and more.

Stroke Association’s Garden for Recovery

©RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Miria Harris designed Stroke Association’s Garden for Recovery as a rehabilitation space for those who have experienced a stroke. Harris herself is a stroke survivor herself and has included water sounds, scents and colours to help people who have hearing or sight loss.

When is the Chelsea Flower Show on TV?

If you cannot make it to show in person this year, you can still witness the gardens and displays in all of their beauty by watching the highlights across BBC One and BBC Two, beginning on Sunday 19 May at 6:15pm.

Chelsea Flower show presenters 2024

Big Dreams, Small Spaces and Gardener's World legend Monty Don will be back again this year to give us insights into the marvellous creations. In a statement to the BBC, Monty said: “I’m honoured to have been asked back to this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I look forward to chatting to members of the public about their green spaces and giving tips to transform their outdoor areas.”

Other returning presenters include Nicki Chapman, Angellica Bell, Joe Swift and Sophie Raworth. As well as Mary Berry, JJ Chalmers and Chris Bavin.

They'll also be content from gardening experts including Carol Klein, Adam Frost, Frances Tophill, Sue Kent, Arit Anderson, Toby Buckland, James Wong, Nick Bailey, Rachel de Thame, Mark Lane and Sue Kent.

©BBC Studios

Other flower shows to visit

Whilst the Chelsea Flower Show may be the most well-known horticultural event in the calendar, there are plenty more brilliant flower shows to attend, including:
Blenheim Palace Flower Show (21st – 23rd June)
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (2nd - 7th July)
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (17th – 21st July)
Southport Flower Show (15th – 18th August)
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show (13th – 15th September)

Arabella Horspool is a Commercial Content Writer for Yours at Bauer Media. She's a bookworm who is passionate about TV and film. She enjoys cooking, scrapbooking and spending time with her many pets.

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