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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018: World’s most famous flower show returns in May

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We may still be in the middle of winter, but now that 2018 has arrived, the warm spring days are not a million miles away. The British Social Season 2018 begins in March at Cheltenham Racecourse and Sloaney Season has the lowdown on all of the top events to attend thereafter.

One of the highlights for us is the spectacular RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This year, iy take places from the 22nd of May until the 26th of May. The gardens will be inspired by a number of key themes including tradition, romance, environmental challenges, eco-cities, forced migration, the humble pea and Indian cricket.

The Show Manager Katherine Potsides is excited about some new additions to the programme: “We have made changes to the show layout and introduced a new category of gardens ‘Space to Grow’ creating a whole new avenue of gardens with inspiration for all.”

Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Chelsea Flower Show 

Ten Show Gardens will fill Main Avenue where tradition and romance will contrast with contemporary and urban design. Meanwhile, there will be smaller gardens offering original ideas, trends and take home messages to inspire visitors to transform their outdoor spaces and feel the benefits that growing can bring. Continuing into their extended location on the plateau in Ranelagh Gardens, the popular Artisans aim to revitalise traditional materials and methods with new design approaches.

The Great Pavilion is one of our favourite places to be during the show. There is so much to see and it is a plant lover’s paradise. It is home to over 90 exhibits from the world’s best nurseries, growers and florists.

Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Chelsea Flower Show 

Another exciting development for this year is ‘Chelsea Late’, which takes place on Friday 25 May. Following an afternoon at the show, visitors are invited into Ranelagh Gardens between 8pm and 10pm for an exclusive evening of music, entertainment, demonstrations and much more.

Tickets are available to buy now at www.rhs.org.uk/flowershows and you can find out even more information by checking out Sloaney Season, which provides the ultimate guide to the British Social Season 2018. 

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