The iconic Chelsea Flower Show has been dubbed ‘the garden equivalent of Paris Fashion Week’ and for many it is a highlight event of the calendar year. It is a must attend event, and if you haven’t been yet, now is the time!
Every May the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea are transformed into a patchwork of show gardens, inspirational small gardens and vibrant plant displays as the most talented of the gardening world gather for the UK’s most famous flower show. Set in 11 acres, this is the most prestigious flower show in the country, showcasing all the latest in garden design innovation.
This show is the one the top professionals want to be known for, with over 550 exhibitors all striving for the horticultural prize of prizes, a Chelsea Gold Medal. The Great Pavilion is the centre piece, housing a vast exhibition of displays by growers from all over the world, the Floral Design Studio showcases some of the best, most creative and technically accomplished floral designers from around the UK and overseas, while the Show Gardens incorporate tranquil water features, sculptures and carefully conceived plantings, making them an annual highlight and the talking point of every show.
As we wait with anticipation to see what exciting exhibits the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is to reveal in 2019, why not secure your place!
We’ll stay at a well-appointed 3 or 4-star hotel outside London. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.
The Tower Hotel looks over the River Thames and is neighbour to some of the city’s most iconic sights including St Katharine Docks, Tower Bridge and one of London’s World Heritage Sites, The Tower of London. The hotel is a 7 minute walk from Tower Hill tube station and Tower Gateway DLR, and there are also bus and river links nearby, making it a convenient and easy base for exploring the city. The hotel’s Brasserie Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy great food, and there’s a terrace for alfresco dining during the summer months. Alternatively, try the X1 bar and lounge for snacks and drinks. There’s a fitness centre for guests’ use. Free, unlimited Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
There are 801 en-suite guest rooms with fantastic views, many of the river and Tower Hill. Room amenities include air conditioning, flat screen TV with Freeview, iron/ironing board, mineral water, tea/coffee making facilities, and a safe.
Please note: check in is from 4pm. If you arrive earlier and your room is not ready you may leave luggage with the hotel’s concierge.
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We depart from your local area and head to our hotel, arriving in time for dinner.
After breakfast, we head straight for the Chelsea Flower Show. With a huge range of designs, plants and plots, there are ideas here for every taste and growing space, whether you have a small yard or a wild flower meadow. There are plenty of refreshments on hand too, everything from cafés, farmers’ market stalls, wood-fired pizza and seafood restaurants to a real ale bar and champagne lounge. Or you might want to picnic and relax to the sound of live music at the Ranelagh Gardens bandstand. By the time we set off on the journey home in the late afternoon, you’ll have so many creative ideas you will be raring to get home and dig up your window boxes!
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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