London is full of flowers again! Not just because it is Spring; The Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show is back all this week from May 21-25th.
Walk through the Royal Hospital Chelsea and be amazed by the sight of spectacular internationally-renowned designer show-stopping and award-winning gardens, creative and up-coming trends in gardening, and browse all sorts of horticultural products on sale. This is a colourful event that brings together nurseries, florists, plant experts, and garden designers from all over as well as 150,000 visitors. A place where you can set your eyes upon wonderful displays of all things floral, green, exotic and not.
“World-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS Chelsea is a truly unique and unforgettable day out” – The RHS
This year, 2019, you can expect to be mesmerized by the centerpiece of the show – the Great Pavilion. It is home to specialist growers from the UK and nurseries from abroad for the week. More than 80 exhibitors, returning favorite and new, are giving it their all - creating magical displays to amaze the masses. You can even get a chance to walk-through judged garden in the Great Pavilion, designed by the British Tom Dixon and sponsored by IKEA.
Visit the Duchess of Cambridge’s garden, which she co-designed, already made popular with sneak previews released. You can head to the exceptional Raymond Blanc's garden dining experience for heavenly tastes.
For the in the moment action the Artisan Studios is a showground of live artists creating new arts and craft pieces throughout the show. You can also stick around for The Chelsea Late, long after the crowds have gone, and kick back with ‘botanical-inspired’ cocktails, listen to jazz and explore the Ranelagh Gardens.
Free Spin-Off events
The streets around Chelsea are also covered in gorgeous flower arrangements for all to enjoy throughout the Chelsea Flower Show week. Chelsea In Bloom, Belgravia In Bloom, and Covent Garden In Bloom are all free spin-off events which see shops, bars, and restaurants join in the fun and display floral designs with particular themes.
Another exciting accessory to the flower show week is Chelsea Fringe –runs until 26th May. Definitely worth a check, Chelsea Fringe is an indie festival with numerous intriguing and interesting activities each day in various locations around London. From walks, talks, and workshops, fun for both kids and adults, as well as record attempt to create the world’s longest daisy chain - Chelsea Fringe has something for everyone even those who care not for the main flower show itself J
Check out Chelsea Fringe Events page for more details
This is a week full of visitors, a wonderful buzzing atmosphere coupled with the peaceful and love invoking senses of the famous flower week of London. We at The Edward Hotel know what’s going on, when it’s going on, and where it all happens. We have the latest and greatest list of things to do in London ready for all our guests. When you are in Paddington, the Edward Hotel is the friendly and affordable hotel of choice designed around giving guests an epic London experience.
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW:
21 - 25 MAY 2019
Tuesday - Friday
8am - 8pm
8am - 5.30pm