Exotic Chelsea Flower Show-2016
The most celebrated in the horticulturalist’s calendar, RHS Chelsea Flower Show is world’s greatest flower exhibition held at London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea. Come over and experience this breathtaking show, which promises to offer inspirational small gardens, healing plants, woodlands and vibrant horticultural displays in every corner. This year it’s going to be grander with the commence of an exquisite rose by specialist breeder Harkness. The show will feature the latest trends in garden designs and developments in horticulture.
With such a wide and diverse range of gardens and flowers in offer, it’s never too early to start planning your visit to an RHS show. The Flower Show altogether is a magnificent showcase of blooms and celebrities. The most spectacular thing is specially the extravagant gardens, which are created by 800 imaginative garden designers. These designers spend almost a month for creating a horticultural over the 11-acre site. This inspirational Chelsea Flower Show not only attracts garden lovers but is also a real treat, even for non-gardeners.
Highlights of the 2016 show:
- Attended by The Queen and royalty of the gardening world
- 80-foot carriage from the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
- ‘The British Eccentrics Garden’ by Diarmuid Gavin. The show features bizarre garden gadgetry that comes to life every 15 minutes
- An acoustic garden inspired by world-leading percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie
Important details about the show
- Address: Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4SR
- Contact number: 0844 338 7546
- Opening Times: May 24 & 25, 8am-8pm (RHS mems only), May 26 & 27, 8am-8pm, May 28, 8.30am-5.30pm (sell off begins 4pm)
How to reach here: Get down at Sloane Square Tube Station which is about 4 minutes to the North and from the station take left turn down Lower Sloane St. When you reach the junction of Lower Sloane St and Royal Hospital Rd take a right turn into Royal Hospital Rd. It will take you straight to the venue.
Where to stay: If you are visiting the city to specially attend the show, and looking for an accommodation, book a rental Chelsea serviced apartment for short stay in vibrant neighbourhood, from where you can access the venue with ease. Rather than booking a hotel room it can be a good idea to book a serviced apartment which is available at much cheaper rates. In these fully furnished apartments, you can live like a local in your own comfort zone. The apartments are in strategic location and well-connected with public transportation, restaurants and shopping destinations.
About the Author-
Krishna Adhikari has a true passion for travel and loves to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to get inspiration from travels. She got her first taste for traveling at the age of 18 and her wanderlust has grown and the list of countries she wants to visit longer. She loves to write about the upcoming events in London to keep her readers posted about everything interesting happening in the city. Presently, she is working with a London based travel community as a blogger.