Before the end of spring and the turn of summer, all flowers come to bloom in glory at the Chelsea Flower Show. Hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the garden show is considered to be one of the world's most prestigious gardening festivals, which accounts for a great demand for Chelsea Flower Show tickets.
Chelsea Flower Show History
Officially called the "Great Spring Show", the event was first held in 1862 at the RHS garden in Kensington. Previous shows by the RHS was held from 1833 in the society's garden in Chiswick, but had was moved due to problems with poor transport links. Involvement with the Royal Hospital Chelsea started in 1903, which has continued to house the event yearly up until today.
Excitement at Chelsea Flower Show
Show gardens that have been designed by leading names in the horticultural industry are one of the main attractions in the Chelsea Flower Show. The variety of garden designs and themes in gardens is what makes the show such a draw not just among gardening devotees but to a majority of people who enjoy such sights. Awards are also given to the participants, with each category given a gold, silver-gilt, silver, and bronze award.
The Chelsea Flower Show is held every May, and has special previews attended by several members of the British Royal Family. New plants and various revivals and versions of popular old varieties are made to be displayed in various garden themes and styles in the show.
Chelsea Flower Show Tickets
Attended by over 157,000 visitors each year, the mad scramble for Chelsea Flower Show tickets often cause for them to be sold out quickly, so booking should be done in advance.
The show has been increased from being held in four days to five, with extensive coverage done by the BBC. To purchase tickets in advance, be sure to visit ticketstosee.com/tickets/194/Chelsea_Flower_Show_Tickets.html