London’s famous Chelsea Flower Show has been hosted by the Royal Horticulture Society on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea since 1913. While the 2020 show has been cancelled as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Virtual Chelsea brings the show to your home May 18-23. Explore private gardens and award-winning nurseries, and discover the newest trends and tips from top garden designers, florists, and RHS Advisors. Learn more about Virtual Chelsea at rhs.org.uk.
In the meantime, join Flower magazine as we revisit our 2019 trip to the world’s greatest flower show. We enjoyed discovering new varieties of blooms and other plants, perusing the lush installation gardens, and meeting the Chelsea Pensioners—the iconic members of the UK’s veteran community who reside at the 326-year-old Royal Hospital Chelsea, where the flower show is held. Almost as celebrated as the actual Chelsea Flower Show are the bloom-festooned shops around Chelsea and Knightsbridge.
Chelsea Flower Show 2019 in Photos
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Nasturtium ‘Empress of India’ grows beside a raised bed of assorted herbs.
Photography by Gavin Kingcome