The term “garden” basically stands for ways of organizing plants, earth, art, and sometimes even people in such a way as to make them both artistically and aesthetically pleasing. Each year, the famous grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are opened up to the public as the Chelsea Flower Show. The location is transformed into dozens of show gardens and other vibrant horticultural displays from some of the world’s most famous florists and horticulturalists and becomes quite the spectacle for visitors.
Organized by the Royal Horticultural Society, the first ever Chelsea Flower Show was held back in 1913 and has since then become an annual horticultural event which is held in the magnificent grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. The annual flower show has become a major attraction for both residents and tourists since it exhibits some of the latest trends in horticulture, and each year, visitors get to witness the exclusive unveiling of new plant species, which makes the visit all the more worthwhile.
What to Expect?
The flower show has turned into an important event for florists and gardening enthusiasts who come from all over the world to view the emerging gardening trends. It is the place where new plants are unveiled to the audience and older varieties are revived. Visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show 2016 can expect anything from exotic crops and the science of urban gardening and everything in between. Attended by around 150,000 visitors each year, the flower show is known as Britain’s most prestigious flower show, which is why tickets are always in high demand.
Held at one of London’s most affluent neighbourhoods, the Chelsea Flower Show can be compared to the famous Paris Fashion Week. There is also a good chance for visitors to find a host of retailers who will be showcasing their garden goodies as well, along with some priceless advice on gardening, making the show a must-visit if you’re in London during the 24th to 28th May 2016.