RHS Chelsea 2019 in pictures

Join us on the most glamorous day out in the gardening calendar. With Show Gardens galore, a plant-packed Pavilion and endless shopping, Chelsea 2019 is not to be missed

Her Majesty The Queen visits the showThe world’s most famous flower show is back for another year, featuring cutting-edge garden design, fabulous shopping and plants from every corner of the globe.
 
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, runs from 21 to 25 May 2019 and features the very best that the gardening world has to offer, including the famous Great Pavilion at the heart of the show packed with specialist growers and nurseries.
 
It’s the ultimate day out so make sure you get your tickets and read on to find out what’s happening in 2019. 

The RHS Back to Nature Garden

The Duchess of Cambridge with children in the RHS Back to Nature GardenThe RHS Back to Nature Garden RHS Back to Nature

The RHS Back to Nature Garden, designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Andrée Davies and Adam White, brings to life a woodland scene and explores the idea of play and enjoying the great outdoors.

After the show, elements of the garden will be relocated to Devon Partnership NHS Trust Dewnans Centre, in a partnership between the NHS and the RHS.

See the RHS and Duchess' activity guides for children

Be inspired by the gardens

Welcome to Yorkshire by Mark GregoryThe Morgan Stanley Garden The Wedgwood Garden

It wouldn’t be Chelsea without the super-sleek gardens from internationally-renowned designers and 2019 is no exception.

Take a walk along Main Avenue and see leading designers pull out all the stops with world-class Show Gardens in their bid to win an RHS Gold medal and the coveted award for Best Show Garden. 

The popular Artisan Gardens also make a welcome return. These smaller spaces located in leafy Ranelagh Gardens offer thought-provoking designs that tell a story. Here, find gardens that raise awareness for donkeys, motor neurone disease and land-based education
 
Coming back to Chelsea for a second year are the Space to Grow Gardens. Featuring designs sponsored by the likes of  CAMFED and Facebook, these gardens will show you how to create showstopping displays with limited space.

See who won medals and awards

The Great Pavilion

The National Chrysanthemum SocietyFloral crown competition David Austin memorial The Great Pavilion is abundant in colour and showstopping displays from expert growers and is also home to a Show Garden designed by IKEA and Tom Dixon, the first in the show's history to be featured in the Great Pavilion.

More than 80 exhibitors are lining up to create dazzling displays, with many regular favourites returning to the show, including The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, McBean's Nursery and show first-timer, Andy's Airplants.  

Look out for the special commemorative display this year on the monument in memory of David Austin who died on 18 December 2018.

Also in the Great Pavilion you'll find the Discovery Zone, a fascinating corner of the show dedicated to initiatives and reseach in horticulture, along with a competition to design a floral crown. 

See who won medals and awards

D-Day 75 Garden

D-Day 75D-Day 75 D-Day 75This thought-provoking Show Feature stands proudly in front of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and features a life-size statue of D-Day veteran Bill Pendell MM, carved from stone.

The statue overlooks an image of Bill as a 22-year-old soldier, made from individually welded metal washers, and his fellow comrades rushing up the beach head.

Beside the statue of Bill is a dramatic sweep of sea thrift, representing what troops may have seen when they landed on the beaches.

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Royalty and celebrities visit 

Royals visit the RHS Back to Nature GardenJoe Sugg and Dianne Buswell Len Goodman and Ainsley Harriott
 

Along with members of the Royal family, many celebrities enjoyed the legendary Chelsea atmosphere on press day and took in the latest horticultural trends. Dame Judi Dench was spotted browsing the Great Pavilion, while Strictly Come Dancing stars Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell were spotted admiring the Show Gardens on Main Avenue.

Around the showground 

Laura Slater X The Plant RoomJamJar Flowers McQueens Flower School
See innovative and inspiring design all around the showground, with our stunning Show Features that start as soon as you approach the show.

Gaze in wonder at the floral installations on our London Gate and Bull Ring Gate and add a bee to the giant hive installation being created by McQueens in the Artisan area.  

Discover all of the Show Features 

Floral Design Studio

The Floral Design StudioThe Floral Design Studio The Floral Design Studio

Discover the best amateur flower arrangers from the UK and around the world. Head to the Floral Design Studio to see them put their skills to the test to create exquisite designs. 

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