The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the biggest gardening event in Britain and a perfect event for late Spring. This year, the Chelsea Flower Show will be happening between the 20th and 24th of May at The Royal Chelsea Hospital. The show is a showcase of the most beautiful gardens, plants and design of the year. If you love gardening, then this event is not to be missed. Staying in a London Travelodge will allow you to take your time and to experience all the event has to offer. Here are just a few of this years highlights:
1. Champagne Laurrent-Perrier
The Champagne Laurrent-Perrier garden promises to be an elegant garden focusing on flawless use of form and texture. Designed by Luciano Giubbilei, the formal garden has been specially imagined to invite a mixture of stillness and movement through an interplay of plants, water and sculptural pieces by Ursula von Rydingsvard.
2. The Roof Gardens
This artisan garden is a celebration of 75 years of the Kensington Roof Gardens. Designed by David Lewis, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden takes inspiration from The Spanish Garden designed by Ralph Hancock in 1936. The garden is a vibrant space taking influence from Moorish design and delicately blending past and present.
3. No Man’s Land
ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity is set to present a special garden in order to mark the Centenary of World War One. Charlotte Row has designed a garden that will reflect the turmoil of war and represent its effects on the physical and spiritual human body. The garden has been designed to support the charity and will be a particularly poignant place to visit.
4. Britain in Bloom
Alan Titchmarsh will be designing the Britain in Bloom’s 50th anniversary garden as a way to celebrate his own 50th year as a gardener. Alan Titchmarsh hasn’t designed a garden at Chelsea sine 1985 when he won gold medal! The garden will depict the journey of Britain in Bloom, starting in the Yorkshire Dales and ending in The Isle of Wight.
New this year, Discovery is an exhibit showcasing the best scientific and educational work in the world of horticulture. This exhibit is a great place to visit if you want to stay at the cutting edge of gardening.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is also a great place to grab a bite to eat or sit down for something more luxurious. If the Champagne garden inspired you, then sitting at the Refresh Champagne Bar with a glass of bubbly and a freshly made platter is a great option. If you fancy a sit down meal with waitress service, then the Rock Bank Restaurant will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between. If you are after something more casual or simply want to reserve all your time for browsing the garden displays, then the two food courts offer a great range of typically British sandwiches, jacket potatoes, salads, cakes and even glasses of everyone’s warm weather favourite, Pimm’s!