It is that time of year again where thousands make the annual pilgrimage to the Chelsea Flower Show 2016 for the most sought after social invitation of the year. The popularity of the world renowned flower show is perhaps down to the feel good atmosphere it creates, and the relaxed approach to entertaining. Below we explore the fascinating numbers and facts behind what is said to be the most exciting flower show in the world.

Chelsea flower show 2016

Chelsea Flower Show 2016 In Numbers

£2,000,000                 The cost for M&G to sponsor the event

165,000                       The number of visitors each year

64,144                         Hot drinks served last year

28,447                         Cakes, pastries and cookies served last year

12,000m                      Size of the Great Pavilion (big enough for 500 buses)

10,823                         Glasses of champagne served last year

7,720                           Glasses of Pimms served last year

7,000                           Bags, aprons and jackets

1913                            Held in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds since 1913 (apart from gaps for the two world wars)

1804                           The Royal Horticultural Society was founded

800                             The number of people it takes to build the gardens, in 33 days from bare earth

500                             Exhibitors from around the world

17                               Number of show gardens

4                                 In 2004 the Show was extended from 3 to 4 days

the chelsea flower show 2016

The first evening of the Chelsea Flower Show is always the most popular for VIP’s. The show is flooded with thousands of tycoons, bankers, lawyers, financiers for the gala drinks that begin after the Queen and her entourage have left. To register interest for the Chelsea Flower 2017 Hospitality contact us now.