RHS Chelsea Flower Show Charity Gala Preview

Don’t miss out on the 2018 Charity Gala Preview on Monday 21 May

Decorated tableThe Royal Horticultural Society invites you to celebrate the start of the British summer season at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Despite the evening’s ever-increasing popularity, numbers are strictly limited, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy the delights of the show in comfort and style.

Waiter pouring champagneTickets to the 2018 Charity Gala Preview

Due to the high demand, tickets are sold every year by a ballot. To find out more about the Charity Gala Preview, or to be added to our mailing list please email RHS Special Events with your RHS membership number if you have one, and full postal address, or call 0203 176 5850 by 30 June.
Find out which ticket type would suit you:
Gala tickets - up to 16 per booking, these tickets include an exclusive preview of the world’s most prestigious flower show between 7pm-9pm with champagne, canapés and live music. Prices from £500 per person.

Gala Dinner tickets - include an exclusive preview of the world’s most prestigious flower show between 7pm and 9pm with champagne, canapés and live music followed by a three-course set meal 9pm-11pm. Prices from £725 per person.

Meeting Point package - the price of this package varies depending on the number of guests you would like to bring. Packages are for a minimum of 20 guests. Prices from £14,400. All Meeting Point packages include the following:

  • A designated space beside a beautiful floral exhibit in the Great Pavilion.
  • Your own waiting staff dispensing the finest champagne and canapés to your guests from 7pm until 9pm.
  • A page of advertising in the Charity Gala Souvenir Brochure.
  • Option to pre-order Charity Gala Preview Souvenir Gift Bags for your guests which include the Show Guide, Souvenir Brochure and a selection of gifts.
  • Option to enhance your experience, at an additional cost, with a three-course set dinner served with wine 9pm until 11pm.

If you become a show garden sponsor the Meeting Point package is the perfect way to entertain guests next to your own garden. Find out more about Exhibiting at the Show.
If you are interested in corporate opportunities there are also facilities for 60-110 people sold separately. For more information or to register interest please call RHS Special Events on 0203 176 5850 or email RHS Special Events.


Drinks and nibblesApplication Process

All applications for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Charity Gala Preview will be administered through a secure online portal.

To receive a link to the application portal for 2018, please contact the RHS Special Events office by 30 June to be added to the mailing list. Application links will be sent via email in August 2017.

All tickets will be allocated using a ballot system and no applications can be made after the closing deadline of 8 September. Applicants for the 2018 event will be informed by November 2017 of the outcome of their application.

Please note that we will only accept one application for one ticket type per company or household. Agencies booking on behalf of companies must inform us of the client's company name on application or it will be invalid.

The Charity Gala Preview is in aid of the RHS
Find out more about what the event helps to fund

RHS Fellows are entitled to apply for two guaranteed Gala tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Charity Gala Preview by the deadline.  If you would like to find out more about RHS Fellows membership and the programme of exclusive events that Fellows enjoy, please email fellows@rhs.org.uk

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