Due to the UK’s COVID-19 outbreak, this year the Chelsea Flower Show is going virtual. This is the first time that it has been forced to cancel the show since the Second World War. It will start with a ‘press day’ on Monday 18th May with the show running from Monday 18th May through to Saturday 23rd May.
Although it won’t be taking place at the usual Royal Hospital grounds at Chelsea, throughout the week garden presenters and experts will be posting daily videos, along with interactive lunchtime Q&A sessions with RHS advisors to answer all garden relation questions.
There will also be tours around some of the award-winning nurseries that normally display at Chelsea as well as those garden nurseries that provide many of the plants for the show gardens. This is a chance to see how some of the world’s best quality plants are grown in preparation for the garden shows. The RHS has published a list of the nurseries that would have been displaying at the show along with their contact information should you wish to purchase any plants from them.
To keep up-to-date with the events being held during the event, visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/virtual-chelsea