The Chelsea Late

This year, for the first time ever, join us in Ranelagh Gardens for an evening of live music, entertainment and more

Ranelagh Gardens at twilight
An eclectic experience awaits you on Friday 25 May, when Ranelagh Gardens remains open to the public until late for an evening of flowers, jazz and soul - and of course plenty of inspiration to take home with you.
Our Chelsea Late package allows visitors the opportunity to enter the full showground from 5.30pm onwards and discover everything that Chelsea Flower Show 2018 has to offer.

When the show closes at 8pm, you enter the intimate setting of Ranelagh Gardens, with more than half of the show ground to explore at your leisure.

Artisan gardens sign
With a host of bespoke activities waiting for you to enjoy as the  day moves into twilight, The Chelsea Late package is more than a  late entry permit:

  • Grab a complimentary flower crown or pressed flower badge that will be available along with succulent buttonholes*

  • Taste the bespoke “The Chelsea Late” Cocktail and see how the mixologists at Warner Edwards created it

  • Enjoy a tasty nibble at the Artisan Food Market where there will be plenty of delicious food to enjoy

  • Groove to the music, courtesy of London’s world-famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s, as it brings the prestigious W3 sessions to SW1

  • Sample one of Seedlip’s alcohol-free cocktails and see if you can taste the difference

  • Turn your everyday courgettes and carrots into musical instruments when you pop along to one of the London Vegetable Orchestra’s workshops

  • Take a piece of Chelsea home with leading nurseries and growers selling plants at a pop-up plant fair

  • Take part in a floral arranging workshop with Freddie's Flowers, then learn how to care for your bouquets at the British Flower Bus

  • Ask our RHS Garden Advisors anything! They’re on-site willing to answer your questions, no matter how big or small

  • Get your face florally painted, or even get a floral tattoo!

 *subject to availability

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