A first look at the Chelsea Flower Show: The Charity Gala Preview

What is the Charity Gala Preview Night?

One that is on the wish list for many, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gala Preview. Tickets for this event are some of the most sought and can be difficult to get your hands on. And it is no shock as to why.

Picture this: You’re strolling around the stunning show gardens in the early evening sun, as a steady stream of Pommery Champagne keeps spirit high. Mingle with luminaries from the worlds of film, television, business, and sport, all gathered to celebrate the beauty of horticulture.

It is a truly unique experience that allows you to see the show at its most pristine. It’s no secret that the show can get very crowded throughout the week of the flower show, the gala evening gives you the chance to wander through the gardens with plenty of space to really embrace all the sights and smells, alongside all the other added extras.

This isn’t just a first look; it’s an immersive experience and here is WHY:

  • Be the first to witness the show gardens before the crowds descend.
  • Exquisite food options, from delicate canapes to decadent seafood stations and overflowing charcuterie.
  • Don’t forget the impressive cheese and pudding displays, including the popular macaroons!
  • Chance to network amongst some of the world’s leading experts in gardening.
  • Live music throughout the evening to complete the ambience.

    The Gala Preview isn't just about exclusivity and extravagance. It marks the official kick-off of the London social season, and all proceeds go towards supporting the RHS, a prestigious horticultural society. Your attendance directly contributes to their vital charitable projects.

    The Dress Code 

    The gala preview is your chance to unveil your most stylish summer outfit. For men, a relaxed lounge suit is perfect, with a tie adding a touch of formality (but optional). For the ladies a cocktail dress is a safe choice but opting for as skirt with a blouse or a colourful matching suit can add a nice twist and still be in line with the occasion. Don't be afraid to embrace the floral theme with vibrant colours or floral patterns and remember, comfort is key – you'll be on your feet admiring the gardens, so choose wisely.

    Beyond The Gala

    While Gala Preview tickets are highly sought-after, there are other ways to experience Chelsea Flower Show in style. The Spring Garden at Chelsea offers a luxurious escape. Imagine unwinding in a private chalet surrounded by flourishing blooms, indulging in a delectable seasonal menu crafted by acclaimed chef Skye Gyngell.

    So, ditch the crowds and step into a world of floral wonder. The Chelsea Flower Show Gala Preview and the Spring Garden offer unforgettable experiences that blend horticultural artistry with luxurious comfort.

    Packages start from £440 per person - For more information on packages click here.

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