Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th May 2018
The Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show has remained popular since its inception in 1862 as ‘The Great Spring Show’. The RHS had been holding shows since 1833 and, before they formalised proceedings, fetes had been a social fixture stretching back into our prehistory. In 2005 the number of days that the show stays open for extended from 4 to 5 (with the first 2 for members only) and this is a format that doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon, nor does its site: it has remained in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea almost every year since it first moved there in 1905.
With 338 stands and 27 gardens, this year’s Chelsea Flower Show has plenty to entertain. Previous years have seen the inclusion of Gnomes (2013 only), a garden made entirely of plasticine (well done, James May), and a garden that was nothing but grasses (never repeated). If you have a genuine interest in plants, and are not just there for the social aspect, there is no greater gathering of minds for you to pick and speaking to the exhibitors is thoroughly encouraged. Although this is one of the most famous horticultural events on the calendar and it may surprise you to learn that the dress code is… unwritten; it is fairly straightforward though:
Comfortable shoes are a must, you’ll be on your feet for most of the day.
Big hats are a no, you’d be blocking other people’s view.
Only carry a rucksack if you must, you wouldn’t want someone to knock you over with theirs so it’s best not to take one if you can avoid it.
Denim is a no (it is the Devil’s cloth after all)
Gentlemen should aim for a jacket and tie, and ladies a day dress.
We can provide you with a reason to dress up. Team Tactics is pleased to offer fine hospitality both in and around the show. You can entertain your guests in the Hospitality village with us, we offer 4 hospitality packages based around the stylish Le Blanc restaurant. If you have a larger group, then there are private spaces available on the pavilion. If your budget stretches even further, then why not push the boat out with our luxury yacht cruise package?
Join Team Tactics this year at RHS Chelsea and enjoy all that this world-renowned show has to offer with our Chelsea Flower Show Hospitality Packages. You can contact us for further details on 0203 905 1705 / [email protected]