5 things to expect from Chelsea Flower Show in 2021
This historical event dating back to May 1913 usually takes place each year at London's Royal Hospital Chelsea. In 2021 they have postponed their dates according to government guidelines from 21 to 26 September but they will host a virtual event in the spring to get Brits ready for gardening season.
Last year Chelsea Flower Show went digital for the first time, and in 2021 organisers have confirmed the event will be held virtually on 18-23 of May 2021 and come back in September with an in person event. Whether you are a long term gardening enthusiast or you've just gotten into plants and flowers after spending more time at home, here's what happened at last year's event and what to expect in 2021.
1. Virtual Garden Tours
Award-winning garden designers from previous editions of the Chelsea Flower Show, such as Adam Frost, will be giving their own garden tours and share their top tips for you to get more out of your green spaces.
2. The School Gardening Club
Daily sessions with fun gardening projects to entertain the whole family with presenter Skinny Jean Gardener. Here's a session on how to make a wildflower piñata.
3. Ask a Gardening Advisor Sessions
Every day award winning garden designers Paul Hervey-Brookes and Jo Thompson were joined by a panel of experts to answer pre-selected questions from the public around a specific topic. Here is the session on "Maintaining Plants".
4. Potting Bench Demos
Not everyone can enjoy a private large outdoor space. Sessions such as this one with indoor landscape designers such as Ian Drummond will show you how to create and care for a great green indoor space to lift your mood.
5. New event dates 21-26 September 2021
The event will take place at its usual location from 21 to 26 September. The first two days will be open to RHS members only while the general public can purchase tickets for the following four days (Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th).
We're grateful for how our #RHSChelsea designers and exhibitors have embraced the new September show dates, and we're excited to see what they produce for the show!
— The RHS (@The_RHS) February 28, 2021
The exhibition will be held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea - the closest tube station to the venue is Sloane Square and the closest train station is London Victoria. It will start at 8am each day and end at 8pm, except on Friday when it's set to end at 10pm and on Sunday when it will finish at 5:30pm.
Looking forward to be there? Get tickets for Chelsea Flower Show 2021