RHS Chelsea Flower ShowTuesday 21st May - Saturday 25th May 2019
What the Royal Horticultural Society say:
"The RHS Chelsea Flower show is sponsored by M&G Investments and is the place to see cutting-edge garden design, new plants and find ideas to take home. The Chelsea Flower show has been held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two world wars. Once Britains largest flower show (it has been overtaken by RHS Hampton Court Flower Show), it is still the most prestigious".
Chelsea according to Hiho:
From battling into London with trucks and trailers and dealing with complicated and laborious set up arrangements from Battersea Park to the Royal Hospital site, to h-vis tabards and hob nail boots, Chelsea is all about making the huge effeort that goes into the creation of this week long annual flower show seem effortless and as if it has appeared by magic.
Being involved in the set up makes one realise how much work the garden design and creation teams put in to produce such amazing displays. the site, a few days before the grand opening, resembles a nest of busy and efficent ants all going about their separate tasks that miraculously all comes together at the last minute to create one amazing show.
Obviously the gardens and the flowers are stunnning but the trade stands are pretty remarkable too. Come and see us and be sure of a day worth remembering.
Images by Sophie Callahan Photography