100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21 - 25 May 2013)
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the pinnacle event of the year in the gardening calendar, it is arguably the definitive pilgrimage for all green-fingered fanatics!
This year's Chelsea Flower Show is set to be an extra exceptional event celebrating 100 years of garden style. To mark this iconic birthday, an opera concert will be held on the Friday evening. Visitors will be able to walk through the show's history, absorbing the photographic designs that have captured the sights, styles and personalities over the last century which have defined Chelsea and its distinctive place in the world of gardening.
Celebrating its 100th year, the 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show will promote a greener, brighter future by shining the spotlight on sustainable living. This year you can witness the latest trends in gardening and get inspiration from the show gardens, each one created with obsessive attention to detail by the world's leading garden designers.
The show gardens will display cutting edge products, designs and techniques. The focus this year has additionally encouraged the leading garden designers to develop methods to preserve Britain's horticultural heritage and protect some of the world's most vulnerable people and gardens.
At the heart of Chelsea is the Great Pavilion, a covered space the size of two football pitches, where specialist growers exhibit everything from the familiar to the exotic, making it the main attraction for most Chelsea visitors.
Amateur gardeners flock to the Chelsea Flower Show for inspiration and leave with new dreams firmly planted in their minds. Visitors can explore 15 spectacular Show Gardens, 11 Fresh Gardens demonstrating the very best in contemporary garden design and 8 Artisan Gardens. In addition to 150 exhibits from florists and nurseries there are up to 250 trade stands, all making the Chelsea Flower Show the best in the world.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013 runs from 21 - 25 May 2013 in the grounds of The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR.