2022 saw a welcome return to the usual Chelsea Flower Show timeslot at the end of May, following the 2021 event being pushed to September and 2020’s iteration being cancelled altogether. In 2023, we’ve arrived at that time of the year to welcome in the blossoms of the Royal Horticultural Society once more — and it’s already out in full bloom.
Dubbed the world’s greatest flower show, the extravaganza takes place from now until Saturday, May 27, and horticulture enthusiasts will be breathing a huge sigh of relief at, for them, what has to be the surest sign of summer yet.
Plus, since this year has marked the Coronation of a new Monarch, you can be sure that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be providing a royal nod to the occasion, with plenty of dedicated plant and floral displays marking the milestone.
The RHS Garden of Royal Reflection is dedicated to King Charles and Queen Camilla and also pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away last year and attended 51 shows during her 70-year reign.
At the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, attendees can expect the classic beautiful array of flower blooms of spring and summer horticulture, as well as astonishing gardens created by designers. This includes the “A Letter from a Million Years Past”, by Jihae Hwang which represents the medicinal herbal colony in what is known as “the mother mountain of Korea”, where many endangered plants grow.
And, as many of us love our houseplants (especially after lockdown), the Houseplant Studios will be returning after a successful debut in 2021. Visitors can expect inspiration for decorating their home with greenery and get tips on how to care for different kinds of plants.
Steam. Clean. Plant. Repeat by Geb & Green has been dubbed the very best display of houseplants at the 2023 Chelsea Flower Show, with the showstopping display examing how the UK houseplant industry can be more environmentally friendly.
Whether you’re more houseplant-happy or game for a garden, there’s always plenty of horticultural splendour to check out at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Find out more about what’s on this year by visiting their website.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show takes place between May 23 – 27, and can be found at Royal Hospital Chelsea, SW3 (nearest station is Sloane Square).
Also published on Medium.