RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Royal Hospital Gardens
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the most famous flower show in the United Kingdom attracting visitors from all over the world. Whether it’s the bright beautiful colours and diverse range of flowers that take your fancy or the relaxing atmosphere and tasty food, the Chelsea flower show has something for everyone.
The show has become an important venue for watching emerging gardening trends. New plants are launched and the popularity of older varieties are revived. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the highlight of Britain's horticultural calendar! A dazzling display of cutting-edge garden designs, brilliant blooms and expert gardening advice, the exhibition attracts green-fingered visitors from far and wide.
The Chelsea Flower Show is now over 100 years old and represents a beautiful tradition in the heart of London. It's the garden design equivalent of Paris Fashion Week and is staged in one of London's most charming and affluent neighborhoods. The Chelsea Flower Show is attended by 157,000 visitors each year. Tickets sell out quickly so make sure you don’t miss out!
History of the Chelsea Flower Show
In 1862, London's Royal Horticultural Society held its first Great Spring Show. The show was held in Kensington and featured an array of exotic plant species from around the world. Each year until 1888, the RHS continued with this annual event, gradually building up a loyal audience.
By 1888, the group decided that the show would fare even better if moved to central London. They relocated to the famous Temple Gardens, situated between London's Fleet Street and the Embankment. In 1912, the powers that be at Temple Gardens decided to allow the Royal International Horticultural Exhibition to use the grounds for their annual show.
This left the Great Spring Show in need of a new home. They decided to use the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, which had hosted several successful rose exhibitions. The 1913 show at the Royal Hospital became known as the Chelsea Flower Show. It is now Britain’s most prestigious flower show. From the beginning it has contained both nursery exhibits and model gardens.
Every year there have been exhibits from foreign countries as well as from Britain. It is the flower show most associated with the Royal family, who attend the opening day every year.
Chelsea Flower Show Hospitality
Corporate hospitality is not just a fantastic way to enjoy superb experiences, but is highly effective for engaging and building relationships with key clients and staff. Hospitality at events in the UK such as the Chelsea Flower Show provide a fantastic experience enjoyed in style and is the perfect platform for building relationships.
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