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A First Look at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

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A First Look at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

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We can’t believe that it is already that time of year and in just a few week’s time, it will be the 2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show!

Running from 23rd-27th May, RHS Chelsea Flower Show is now only just around the corner. An event where you can catch a glimpse of some of the finest current garden designs, spot an array of new exotic plant species and take a stroll of the grounds at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. A truly inspiring day out, come with us as we take a sneak peek at what is in store for this year’s show. From boutique stalls to glorious show gardens, there is so much for you and your family to enjoy and discover at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Let’s find out what’s going on.

The Great Pavillion 

An enclosure filled with a number of exhibitors showcasing a variety of exotic plants and floral favourites, The Great Pavilion is a spot which you have to explore and see with your own eyes! Here you can find a range of specialist growers and nurseries gathering from all around the world to display their breathtaking exhibits (whilst also offering unique horticultural advice). An incredible area filled with vibrant floral displays and springtime scents, The Great Pavilion is a one-of-a-kind experience that awakens your senses as you expand your horticultural knowledge. 

This year, why not explore the “Discovery Zone”? This area includes a variety of insightful displays that explore the latest developments within the industry of horticultural science.

What’s new this year? 

Over 100 years old, the Chelsea Flower Show is a traditional event, however, it is also an innovative celebration that advocates recognising fresh and upcoming trends throughout the world of horticulture. This year within the show gardens, you will be able to visit the first wheelchair-accessible garden design on Main Avenue. Horatio’s Garden, reflects the ambitions of the Horatio Garden Charity, to create immersive outdoor gardens within the NHS spinal injury centres.

In The Great Pavilion you will also be able to discover a number of new plants that are fresh off the press on the horticultural scene. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the newly bred Clematis ‘Tumaini’. Created by the Chelsea veteran Raymond J. Evison, this delightful pink bloom is a breathtaking plant that was bred by Mr Evison at his Clematis nursery in Guernsey.

This year for the first time ever before, The Chelsea Flower Show will be welcoming established fungi growers to the event. Mushrooms are the flowers of the fungus world, yet fungi growers have never actually been present at the show before until this year. Known for supplying a variety of grow-your-own mushroom kits, The Caley Bros will be educating Chelsea’s audiences on how easy it is to grow your very own gourmet mushrooms right at home. Imagine that? Fresh garden mushrooms at your fingertips!

House Plant Heaven

Are you a keen indoor plant parent? Then you’ll be overjoyed to know that this year, Chelsea Flower Show have a large focus on all things houseplant. With studios set up for you to roam around in the leafy Ranelagh Gardens, learn all about the trending plants of 2023 as you pick up some unique tips on how to keep your houseplants happy and healthy!

So, what are you waiting for? Make sure to grab your tickets now and we’ll see you there for a wonderful few days of fragrant florals and eye-catching exhibitions.

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