All standard day tickets to this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, sold out on Friday 2 May 2014, 19 days before the show opened to RHS members on Tuesday 20 May.
At the time, Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, said: “Please can I urge people not to be tempted to buy tickets from touts as you can’t be guaranteed that the tickets they are selling are authentic and you may be refused entry to the show.
“There is still a chance to buy our new special RHS Chelsea Appeal tickets, for entry to the show on Thursday 22 May 2014 where all proceeds will go towards horticultural apprenticeships. Instead of lining the pockets of ticket touts, 100 per cent of the profits raised from these £400 tickets will help to make a real difference to the future of horticulture and give people an amazing opportunity to start their career in one of the best industries in the world.
"Not only will people be supporting a vital initiative by buying one of these special tickets, but they’ll also get fast-track entry, freedom to exit and re-enter the showground during the day, an RHS goodie bag, re-entry to the sell-off on Saturday 24 May as well as exclusive access to RHS Chelsea and the chance to enjoy the show after it has closed its gates to the public.”
Demand for tickets is also strong for the world’s largest annual gardening event, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (8 -13 July 2014) and the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in Cheshire (23 - 27 July 2014).