Plan your visit

Everything you need to know about the show

Our Address

Our Address

London Gate
Royal Hospital Road
Royal Hospital Chelsea
London
SW3 4SR
 

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Download a map of the showground and surrounding area (152kB pdf)

Opening Times

Opening Times

Show times
Tuesday & Wednesday – RHS Members’ Days (24 – 25 May 2022)
8am – 8pm
 
Thursday & Friday (26 – 27 May 2022)
8am – 8pm

Saturday (28 May 2022)
8am – 5.30pm

Tickets and gift vouchers

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now.

Gift vouchers

Give the gift of shows with our RHS gift vouchers.
 

Getting here

Useful information

To find out how to get to the showground by public transport, go to the Transport for London Journey Planner.

You can also pre-book parking with your tickets.

Travel by bus

Bus numbers 11, 137, 211, 360, 170, 44 and 452 stop closest to the showground, while bus numbers 19, 22, 319 and C1 stop at Sloane Square.

Please note: the 360 bus will not be stopping at bus stop ‘CH’ at the Bull Ring Gate, Chelsea Embankment. This bus stop is suspended during RHS Chelsea Flower Show week.

For further information on bus travel, visit the Transport for London website.

Travel by tube or train

Tube
Sloane Square tube station (on the District and Circle Lines) is a 10-minute walk from the showground.

For further information on tube travel, visit the Transport for London website.

Train
London Victoria is the closest train station to the show. For information on rail services, visit the National Rail website.

Shuttle bus

There are shuttle buses to the showground from Battersea Park and Victoria Station.

The Battersea Park service runs from 7am to 8.45pm Tuesday to Thursday, 7am to 10.15pm on Friday and 7am to 6.15pm on Saturday.  They drop off and pick up from Barrack Gate.

Accessibility buses will run as above but they will drop off at Barrack Gate and pick up at Bull Ring Gate. A service for the The Gala Preview runs from 5pm to 12.15am.

The cost of the service is included with the price of a parking ticket. 

The Victoria Station service operates from Buckingham Palace Road every 10 minutes, dropping off at Royal Hospital Road Bus Stop U and picking up on Chelsea Bridge Road Bus Stop T, by Barrack Gate.

A single ticket is £3 and a return is £5. They run from 7am to 8.30pm Tuesday to Friday and 7am to 7.20pm on Saturday.


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Cycling

Cycle racks are available at Burton’s Court Car Park, opposite the London Gate entrance - postcode SW3 4SR.

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Parking

Public parking is available in Battersea Park and must be pre-booked with your tickets.

Battersea Park is located outside the Transport for London congestion zone and is approximately a 20-minute walk from the show.

Alternatively, a park & ride service is available, the cost of which is included in the parking charge; buses, including a mobility bus, operate at frequent intervals between Battersea Park and the showground’s Bull Ring Gate entrance.

Sat nav
If you are parking at Battersea Park and using a sat nav, please use the postcode SW11 4BY. This will take you straight to the Rosary Gate entrance.

River services

You can arrive by river with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers to Cadogan Pier or Battersea Power Station. The RB6 route serves both piers but weekdays only during morning and afternoon peak times. Battersea Power Station can be reached seven days a week with the RB1, RB2 or RB6.

The pier is approximately a 15-minute pleasant stroll from Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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Coach parking

Coach parking is available at Battersea Park:
Battersea Park
London
SW11 4NJ

A permit is required to drop off coach passengers. Please email to arrange this.

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Food & drink

Food & drink

There is a range of bookable catering facilities at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including three-course meals, seafood platters and afternoon tea.

There is also a selection of hot and cold food and drink outlets around the showground.

Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available at the pre-bookable restaurants and are also available from the outlets.

Visitors are also welcome to bring picnics.

Corporate hospitality

Useful information

We have an array of opportunities available for you to entertain at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Either within a peaceful corner of the show or a venue in the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the perfect package is out there for you.

Jardin Blanc

Jardin Blanc at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

At the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Raymond Blanc and Sodexo produce a series of amazing packages that suit a range of tastes. Whether you are looking for a small table to retreat to, a private room or even a large suite, there are a number of options to choose from day or evening.

For more information please call +44 (0)845 268 0251 or enquire now

Charity Gala Preview

Charity Gala Preview

The Chelsea Gala is an exclusive and luxurious event which gives a select number of guests the chance to enjoy an exceptional evening of hospitality among the flowers.

Due to high demand, tickets to the Gala are sold every year by ballot. For further information about the Charity Gala Preview, please call 0203 176 5850 or send an email to RHS Special Events.

Royal Hospital Chelsea

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is home to the iconic Chelsea Pensioners and, for one week only in May, is also home to the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

During the show why not entertain your clients with a breakfast, lunch or dinner at the iconic Royal Hospital Chelsea Great Hall, elegant State Apartments or the newly available The Wren House.

For further information, please call Royal Hospital Chelsea on 020 7881 5322 or email RHC Events.

Safety and security

Safety and security

The security and safety of visitors to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is paramount and we have an extremely robust security presence at the Show. We work closely with the police and emergency services throughout the year to ensure an appropriate policing plan is in place.
 
We would however like to ask visitors attending the show to remain extra vigilant and to report anyone or anything suspicious or unusual to a member of staff or security immediately.

Facilities

Useful information

This is a temporary, outdoor event on open parkland and is subject to varying weather and ground conditions. Much of the event is staged on open ground and care must be taken. We therefore advise that you check the weather forecast for the day of your visit, consider the nature of the event and the effects of any inclement weather on surface conditions, and wear suitable clothing and footwear. In extreme weather conditions, access may be restricted in the interest of safety.

Visitors will be subject to security searches.

For reasons of comfort and safety children under five years are not permitted into the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

Children aged five years or over are allowed into the RHS Chelsea Flower Show provided that they hold a valid ticket, are with an accompanying adult and comply with the Terms and Conditions. ­Prams, pushchairs and buggies are not permitted in the showground.

Please note there is no re-entry to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show once you have left the showground.

Show guides

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show guide includes the complete exhibitor listings, show highlights and a fully illustrated guide to the Show Gardens and features. The show guide also contains a detailed map of the showground.

Show guides are available to purchase in advance with your tickets for £12 plus £2.50 P&P (posting is only available within the UK) or for £15 on the day.

Animals

Pet animals are not permitted at this show - only guide and assistance dogs can be admitted. Please do not leave dogs unattended in parked cars.

Children

For reasons of comfort and safety children under five years are not permitted into the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

Children aged five years or over are allowed into the RHS Chelsea Flower Show provided that they hold a valid ticket, are with an accompanying adult and comply with the Terms and Conditions. ­Prams, pushchairs and buggies are not permitted in the showground.

Lost property

Lost property is located at Visitor Information near the London Road entrance.

Unclaimed items are kept for one month before being donated to local charities.

Please contact Customer Care

ATMs and bank facilities

Transactions will be cashless where possible.

ATMs are available within the show. A small fee applies.

RHS Gardening Advice

The RHS Gardening Advice stand is manned by our team of experts who give advice to visitors at all our shows on a host of subjects. This year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show it will be located in the centre of the Great Pavilion. At the RHS we are committed to protecting plant health and ask that visitors bring photographs of their plant problems to our shows rather than live plant material. This applies when visiting the RHS Gardening Advice stands or exhibitors in the floral marquees and will help to safeguard all the plants at the shows.

Picnic / seating areas

There are picnic and seating areas by the bandstand and on the Plateau in Ranelagh Gardens. 

Music and entertainment

There is a bandstand in the picnic/seating area in Ranelagh Gardens, which hosts performances from a variety of bands throughout the show.

Accessibility

Accessibility at the show

We want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy Chelsea. For a complete guide on what to expect before you arrive, when you arrive and during your visit, please see our detailed guide.

See accessibility information for our other RHS Shows.

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.