The Chelsea Flower Show, a celebration of British horticulture and the catwalk of the gardening world is perhaps not at the forefront of the public consciousness as snow still coats much of the landscape and all but the hardiest flora and fauna remains sensibly underground.
However with temperatures finally becoming (slowly) milder the countryside will soon explode into life and gardening gloves will be donned once again.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show celebrates its centenary year promising an extra spectacular show brimming with colour and creativity. Many exhibitors will be marking the occasion with centenary themed displays and the celebrations don’t stop at the end of the garden path.
Celebrations at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show
- The M&G Centenary Garden will celebrate the design trends and themes of the Chelsea Flower Show past and present
- The Generation Gardens showcases the changes to both gardens and gardening over the last 100 years.
- A special RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Centenary – chosen by a public vote
- A Friday evening concert at Opera Holland Park
- Photographic displays from the shows Lindley Library archives.
Other exhibits to look forward to at the Chelsea Flower Show 2013
- Delancey’s East Village Garden – modelled on London’s Olympic Park
- Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale’s exhibiting for the first time.
- Athritis Research UK’s garden reflects the personal and emotional journey of someone with arthritis
In addition to these celebrations and highlights the Chelsea Flower Show never fails to inspire with its rich tapestry of gardens which blossom with innovation, creativity and beauty.
The 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower show by numbers
- 15 spectacular Show Gardens
- 11 Fresh Gardens –showcasing innovative contemporary designs
- 8 Artisan Gardens
- 150 exhibits from nurseries and florists in Great Pavillion
- 250 trade stands
Chelsea Flower Show Hospitality
With much to explore, the show’s hospitality village provides a splendidly idyllic resting spot in the heart of the grounds to rest feet, quench thirst and satisfy appetites. Corporate hospitality ticket holders can enjoy full day, afternoon or evening or full day hospitality with Michelin star menus and exchange tips with horticultural experts. The serene atmosphere at the heart of this vibrant, colourful event also makes the Chelsea Flower Show the perfect day out for entertaining staff and clients.