RHS Chelsea Flower Show

21st May, 2019

Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London 21 - 25 May 2019

The Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. It used to be Britain’s largest flower show (it has now been overtaken by Hampton Court), but is still the most prestigious. It is the flower show most associated with the royal family, who attend the opening day every year.

Key facts

  • It takes 25 days to put the entire show up
  • Number of exhibitors at first Chelsea - 244
  • Current exhibitors' total - 550
  • Hillier Nurseries holds the record for the greatest number of Chelsea Golds - 66 and counting...

Venue Address

London Gate
Royal Hospital Road
Royal Hospital Chelsea

Show times

Tuesday - Friday (21 - 25 May)
8am - 8pm

Saturday (26 May)
8am - 5.30pm*

*Each year at 4pm on the last day of the show, the plant sell-off begins.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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