One of our favourite events in the London calendar is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The event takes place from 23-27 May 2023.

Showcasing the very best in gardening and garden design, the event is a high point in the UK’s horticultural calendar. For just 5 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.

Each year brings something new and in 2023, restorative gardens take centre stage. These will focus on the positive contribution that gardening makes to our health and wellbeing.

The show is also a great place to soak up a very British atmosphere! Of course, there’s plenty of delicious food and drink to try at the event. Alternatively, you’ll find numerous places nearby where you can indulge in a traditional afternoon tea. Plus, 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.

Leave time to explore the neighbouring streets, and particularly those around London’s glitzy Sloane Square. Delightful at any time of the year, these streets are especially appealing during the Flower Show week when festooned with floral displays.

Further information

Visit the RHS website for full information.