RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Tuesday 23rd May - Saturday 27th May 2017

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show never fails to make headlines around the world and 2016 is no exception and we are delighted to be attending this year with our wonderful Jewellery and some new and exclusive pieces. The line-up of prestigious show gardens will be announced soon, watch this space for further details.

We will have some wonderful new and exclusive pieces especially for this show, so do come along to our stand and treat yourself to the most beautiful piece to treasure forever.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show
RHS Chelsea Flower Show

One evening not to be missed is the RHS Chelsea at Twilight, which takes place on the Friday 23rd May and this event and the other dates will be in our full programme to be announced shortly and tickets are available at the link: www.theticketfactory.com/rhs/online/ and for all the important information you need and more, go to: www.rhs.org.uk/

Did you know??

  • The RHS Great Spring Show was first held in the now vanished RHS garden in Kensington in 1862. Between 1888 and 1911 it was held in the Temple Gardens. It moved to its current site at Chelsea Hospital in 1913.
  • The Chelsea rules forbid the use of coloured sculptures. So garden gnomes have been forbidden throughout its history. One frequent exhibitor, Jekka McVicar, used to smuggle a gnome into her exhibits…
  • Of the firms that exhibited at the first Show in 1913, only two are still showing: McBean’s Orchids, and Blackmore and Langdon.
  • In 1912 the Great Spring Show was cancelled in order to hold the Royal International Horticultural Exhibition, which was held at Chelsea Hospital. It was the success of this event that made the RHS move the Great Spring Show to Chelsea next year.
  • The Great Marquee, which was first put up in 1951, was named in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest tent (3½ acres). It was replaced by the current modular structure in 2000. The remains of the old tent were cut up and used to make 7000 bags, aprons, and jackets.
  • 1979 was the first year in which the turnstiles had to be closed to prevent overcrowding. Since then a ceiling has been put on the number of tickets sold.
  • Exhibits of flower arranging have appeared every year since 1948, and by 1956 there were so many as to require a separate tent.

 

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show