One of our favourite events in London is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Usually held in May, in 2021 the one-off autumnal event will take place on 21-26 September.

Showcasing the very best in gardening and garden design, the event is a high point in the UK’s horticultural calendar. For just 6 special days, green-fingered artists transform the site at the Royal Chelsea Hospital into a dazzling display of floral blooms, rare flowers and innovative garden designs.

The 2021 event, however, promises to be totally unique. Rather than displaying spring blooms, designers will have the unusual opportunity of showcasing dazzling autumn colours in the ever-popular show gardens. Other highlights include the Great Pavilion and the House Plant Studios where you can get inspiration for your home.

The show is also a great place to soak up a very British atmosphere! Enjoy delicious food and drink at the event or indulge in a traditional afternoon tea nearby. Several top London hotels provide a seasonal twist on their afternoon tea with treats including spectacular displays of miniature cakes and pastries topped with edible flowers. During the Show’s duration, floral displays festoon the neighbouring streets around London’s glitzy Sloane Square.

Further information

Visit the RHS website for full information.