It’s surprising how many people who love gardening don’t make it to the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show, especially if they live out of town. This is a great pity, because despite the uncooperative British weather, Chelsea is still the greatest flower show on earth.
So, just to make it easy for you, we’ve included some links here. All you have to do is ring up a friend, agree on a day and book online or by phone. No more excuses. See you there!
Join the RHS. You can buy tickets for non-members day, but membership to the Royal Horticultural Society supports the organisation’s charitable works, the upkeep of various regional show-gardens, free gardening advice and use of library as well as the monthly magazine ‘The Garden’. Why not invest in a RHS membership? A joint RHS membership costs only £70/year (2010 prices).
Buy Tickets to all of the RHS flower shows – if you can’t make it to Chelsea, there will bound to be one near you. Click here.
Book Kew Accommodation, for some ideas of places to stay near Kew Gardens in West London. Accommodation on this list ranges from £25- £60 per night, depending on number of people and facilities. This list is used for people visiting the National Archives, which is also in Kew.
Kew Gardens is west of Sloane Square tube station. It is also the site of the Royal Botanic Gardens, a world heritage site. If you have a car, it is a 40 minute drive from Wisley, the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society.