The Chelsea Late

Back by popular demand in 2019, enjoy an evening of live music and entertainment in the Ranelagh Gardens


Band playing to Ranelagh Gardens at twilight
The Chelsea Late is an exclusive event that gives you the opportunity to enter the showground from 5.30pm onwards on the Friday of the show. You can discover everything that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 has to offer and, once the gates close at 8pm, you can explore the Ranelagh Gardens in a twilight setting.

Party goers enjoyed the British Flower Bus

Last year, guests were treated to a host of bespoke activities as the day faded into night, with waiters serving the bespoke 'The Chelsea Late' Cocktail, while the Warner Edwards mixologists, who created the drink, were on-hand to offer their expertise.

Waiter pouring cocktail into glass
Tasty nibbles were available at the Artisan Food Market, while jazz hummed out across the gardens, with London’s world-famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s, bringing the prestigious W3 sessions to SW1.

The London Vegetable Orchestra brought a different kind of music to Chelsea, showing visitors how everyday courgettes and carrots could be turned into musical instruments in their workshops. 

The London Vegetable Orchestra play vegetablesA pop-up plant fair also featured alongside the party, giving guests the opportunity to take a piece of Chelsea home, with leading nurseries and growers selling plants. Freddie's Flowers held floral-arranging workshops, and the British Flower Bus featured experts sharing their top bouquet-care tips. 

If all that wasn't enough, RHS Garden Advisors were on-hand to answer burning questions - no matter how big or small. 

More information about 2019 will be available soon, but tickets are on sale now for what promises to be an evening to remember.


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