Discover the ultimate guide to plan your best day to go to the Chelsea Flower Show in 2024. Unveil the top visitor tips, must-see exhibitors, and the best food options to make the most out of your visit.

Step into the enchanting world of horticulture as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show blossoms once again this summer. With great excitement, details for this year's show has been unveiled, promising an array of captivating experiences for gardening enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Embracing the latest trends and themes, the show will shine a spotlight on the environment with designers showcasing thought-provoking designs that marry elegance and eco-consciousness. Urban garden aficionados will be ecstatic to explore the captivating realm of city gardens, offering a new perspective on urban green spaces.

The Royal Horticultural Society, known for curating remarkable experiences, has announced the addition of six new gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show 2024. These stunning creations will showcase edibles, rare and unusual plants, and foster a deeper connection to mental health and well-being, encompassing the holistic nature of gardening.

Whether you are a seasoned horticulture enthusiast or a curious first-time visitor, we are here to guide you on an unforgettable journey through this horticultural paradise. Learn what to expect from this blooming haven and uncover invaluable tips on how to make the most of your experience.

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What are the dates for the 2024 Chelsea Flower Show?

This year's show will take place from Tuesday 21st May to Saturday 25th May. The first two days are reserved for RHS members-only, however, hospitality packages are available for guests to purchase on these days.

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, RHS members' days, 8am - 8pm
  • Thursday - Friday, 8am - 8pm
  • Friday Chelsea Late event, 5:30pm - 10pm
  • Saturday (selling off displays begins at 4pm), 8am - 5:30pm

Where is the Chelsea Flower Show held?

The Chelsea Flower Show is held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

What is the best day to go to the Chelsea Flower Show?

Each day of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show offers guests the chance to experience all of the exhibitions, meaning that there isn’t really a 'best day' to attend.

However, some guests choose to attend the event earlier in the week as this is when the displays look freshest.

Chelsea Flower Show Gardens

Last year's Chelsea Flower Show featured stunning exhibitions, including show, sanctuary, container, and balcony gardens showcasing innovative designs and beautiful blooms.

With a wide variety of options, guests were spoiled for choice. For the upcoming 2024 show, don't miss the impressive Show Gardens on Main Avenue, where horticultural excellence and breathtaking landscape design take centre stage.

These gardens promise to amaze visitors with their intricate and unforgettable displays curated by talented garden designers. Here are just some of the stunning show gardens you can visit in 2024.

Bowel Research UK Microbiome Garden

According to, this garden is designed to promote health and wellness for people, plants, and all life. Inspired by cultures that have nurtured thriving ecosystems to sustain themselves, it encourages the idea of rewilding diets, gardens, and our relationship with the land.

Set in the West Country, the garden serves as a gathering place for the community to grow and share food. Thoughtful plantings provide a probiotic feast that nourishes the human microbiome, contributing to a healthier future. The design incorporates elements of a natural landscape, enhanced by a serpentine charred-oak feature.

The Boodles Garden

The Boodles Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show celebrates the 200th anniversary of the National Gallery. Drawing inspiration from paintings in the gallery, it captures the essence of significant artworks.

The garden's design incorporates artistic elements such as colors, textures, and hidden details found in the gallery's paintings. With a theme of "art in nature," the planting scheme, topiary, sculptural metal arches, and water features are inspired by specific paintings and art movements like Pointillism and Impressionism.

The design and planting of the garden subtly reference prominent paintings, creating a visual treat where nature and art intertwine.

La Mia Venezia Garden

The Chelsea Flower Show features a garden designed for an imaginary client's balcony in the UK. Inspired by Venice, the balcony offers nostalgic views of the client's main garden and canal vistas.

The balcony design aims to enhance the surroundings while providing an intimate space for others to enjoy. The scheme encourages the use of vibrant plants to create a unique microclimate that supports the growth of uncommon plants, which would not typically thrive in an exposed garden setting.

The design showcases how a balcony can transform and decorate towns and cities for all to enjoy.

What else is there to do at the Chelsea Flower Show?

Live entertainment at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Image: Live entertainment at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

While the gardens and exhibitions are the main focus for most guests of RHS Chelsea Flower Show, there are a number of other areas to explore.


RHS Chelsea Flower Show showcases some unique products and gifts for the home and garden within its boutique-style shops and artisan trade stands.  

So, if you are feeling inspired by the displays, you can do a spot of shopping to pick up your very own gardening tools!

Food and drink at the Chelsea Flower Show

Garden Bar at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Image: Garden Bar at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

While general admission guests can dine and drink at the show’s restaurants and cafes, many visitors choose to opt for a hospitality package to ensure that their place is confirmed and that the day is as smooth as possible.

With a hospitality package, you will enjoy a day filled with delicious inclusive dining and drinks options such as a light breakfast, dining experience, afternoon tea, and garden bar.  

As well as this, you will benefit from premium inclusions such as exclusive area access, live entertainment and foraging experiences!

Explore available options based on date, preferences and budget, and book your Chelsea Flower Show hospitality package below.

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If you are planning to head to the event this year, be sure to check out our Chelsea Flower Show style guide now!