Things You Should Know About the Chelsea Flower Show

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The Chelsea Flower Show is only three months away and the tickets are selling out fast. Horticulture enthusiasts from all over the world are ready to visit the Royal Hospital in order to have a look at the beautiful displays.

History

The show was organized by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) for the first time in 1912. The show was previously known as the Great Spring Show, and was held at the Kensington Garden in 1862. It was moved to the Temple Gardens in 1888, and finally to its current location, which is the Royal Hospital in 1912. The current location is very spacious as it covers an area of 11 acres and accommodates almost 157,000 people every year.Great Pavilion

What is the Chelsea Flower Show?

The Chelsea Flower Show is one of the biggest flower shows in the world. The show is all about colours, scents, latest trends, and beautiful designs. The hype about the show is justified, as the show has some of the latest gardening trends and some of the best show gardens that you will ever see.

Features and Awards

Some of the awards given out in this flower show are:

  • Best Courtyard Garden
  • Best Floral Arrangement (Session 1)
  • Best Floral Arrangement (Session 2)
  • Best Junior Display
  • Best Show Gardens
  • Best Urban Garden
  • Most Creative Award (Show Garden)
  • RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year
  • Most Creative Award (Urban Garden)
  • President’s Award
  • President’s Most Creative Award
  • RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year

Learning about the Show

There are around 600 exhibitors in the show that consists of 21 small gardens and 15 large shows. The show has launched 600 new plants in the last decade and is famous all over the world, as according to BBC, the broadcast of the show was seen by 2.2 million viewers last year.