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Celebrate the Colorful Chelsea Flower Show in London The annual Chelsea Flower Show of the Royal Horticultural Society is drawing near, to be held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea this May 22-26, 2018, and both Londoners and tourists alike will again be treated to the grandeur of this most prestigious flower show. Formerly known as the Great Spring Show, it marks the onset of the summer season. Are you planning to visit London during this time? Have you already bought a ticket for the show? Then a booking in the Covent garden bed and breakfast will make sure that you’ll have a comfortable and convenient place to stay while you enjoy this event — to see the magnificent floral exhibits from some of the world’s best florists and nurseries, together with the 150,000+ visitors that come every year, including celebrities. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a yearly tradition here in London, with the first show held in Kensington in 1862. Held in the Temple Gardens between 1888 and 1911, the show was moved to the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in 1913, where it’s still being held to this day. It is the place to find new plants and innovative garden designs, and to meet famous people. It is attended by the Queen, being the patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, and other members of the royal family. Actors and actresses, businesspeople, and other celebrities from different parts of the world also come. The grand event to the show is exploring the Grand Pavilion, which house over a hundred flower exhibits and numerous stands, and has an area of 2.9 acres — large enough for 500 London buses. Besides the Grand Pavilion, there are other smaller tents holding exhibits, and there are of course the outdoor gardens, where people really get creative in their designs, using sculptures and other objects in addition to plants and flowers. Of the firms that contributed to the first show in 1913, three of them still exhibit to this day: McBean’s Orchids, Blackmore and Langdon, and Kelways.


For this year, there will be a number of new attractions to greet the public. One is the focus on gardens that promote health and well-being, demonstrating how plants can better our lives and help lessen the effects of environmental problems. Another is the Space to Grow Gardens, which is about growing small gardens in urban settings; this is to promote the benefits of gardening and to share ideas for people to try in their homes. Yet another is The Chelsea Late Event, an extension of the opening times on Friday the 25th, where there will be entertainment and food. This is to encourage a younger generation of horticulture enthusiasts. So are you ready then for the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show? Book now in one of the hotels in Bloomsbury London and be a part of this venerated London tradition.

Celebrate the colorful chelsea flower show in london  

If you are planning to visit London during May then you should book a ticket for the great spring show 'The RHS Chelsea Flower Show'.

Celebrate the colorful chelsea flower show in london  

If you are planning to visit London during May then you should book a ticket for the great spring show 'The RHS Chelsea Flower Show'.

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