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Chelsea Flower Show 2020 tickets, dates and information

Everything you need to know about Chelsea Flower Show 2020

Chelsea Flower Show 2020 is looming and while not all the information has been released, we’ll update this page as more information arrives. Here’s everything you need to know including details on where you can buy tickets for RHS Chelsea and the other flower shows in 2020.

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Tickets

Tickets are on sale for Chelsea Flower show now to members and non members via the website or by calling 0844 338 7501

Chelsea Pensioner at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 RHS / Luke MacGregor

Special Chelsea offers?

Early bird offers are available until 31 October, along with advance booking discounts.

Children under 16 go free.

Where is Chelsea Flower Show?

It takes place at the Royal Hospital Grounds, Chelsea, London SW34SR.

When is Chelsea this year? 

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 May 2020. The days are open from 8am to 8pm Tuesday to Friday, while Saturday Chelsea is open from 8am to 5.30pm

Is there are preview day?

Yes, RHS Members’ Days are on the 19 and 20 May 2020, while on Monday 18th there’s a press day, where members of the royal family and celebrities attend Chelsea. This day is not open to the public or RHS members.

CAMFED Garden
The CAMFED Garden, which won gold at Chelsea last year
© Simon Bourne

What do I need on the day? 

The answer to this is very dependent on the weather! Read our article on ten essentials for visiting the Chelsea Flower Show.

What’s new this year?

There’s a brand new category for 2020: Urban Gardens, which will focus on gardens of limited, or ‘modest’ space. For a few example, head to our feature on some beautiful tiny urban gardens. 

Do we know who will be doing what at Chelsea? 

Not yet! Nothing has been released, but we will be letting you know details as soon as we get them. For an idea of last year’s Chelsea Flower Show, read our take home thoughts, which may offer up ideas on what 2020s gardens may be like.

What else can you do at Chelsea?

Eat drink and be merry. There’s the Great Pavilion, which features growers from all over the world showcasing blooms, and in which you can buy the best gardening kit around along with plants for your own space. The Great Pavilion is also an opportunity to discover more about recent advances in the world of horticulture, including up-to-the-minute research. There’s restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and many opportunities to shop till you drop.

Other RHS Flower Shows in 2020

This year there’s an early bird discount offer for the preview evening at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.

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