The RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, England, is the most prestigious flower show in the world. Held every year in May, it is the highlight of the horticultural calendar. The Chelsea Flower Show has been held every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. “For many of our guests this is the highlight of the tour,” says Philip. “We have many keen gardeners onboard who have heard so much about the Chelsea Flower Show. They love to see the gardens and exhibitors selling and showing such beautiful plants. Everything is world class.”
Described as the ‘World Cup of gardening’ the Chelsea Flower Show is the place to see cutting-edge garden design, breath taking floral displays and innovative garden products, with some 168,000 visitors attending the show each year. Specialist nurseries reveal new plants, top designers from Japan to New York show off their creations, and fashion brands and manufacturers launch their latest lines at the trade stands.
“The show is only open for three days to the public, so tickets are very exclusive,” Philip explains. “We are always the first people in, as soon as the gates open to see the show gardens.”
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