The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

As a contemporary outdoor furniture retailer based in Barnes and Chiswick, we at Barbed love to keep abreast of the latest news and events happening across London and within our local boroughs. What’s more, we love cutting edge design, be it modern furniture, construction or garden, and so we’re extremely excited for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show, which will be held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea from Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th May 2017.

As one of the largest flower shows in the UK, and definitely the most prestigious, the Chelsea Flower Show has been held in Chelsea every year since 1913 (with the exception of the World Wars), and attracts exhibitors and visitors from across the world – 157,000 each year to be precise! If you’re lucky enough to have snagged a ticket (they do sell out quickly after all), you’ll be able to unwind, relax and enjoy the stunning range of eight show gardens, which portray mesmerising design styles and diverse themes, five fresh gardens, which offer garden designers the chance to ‘think outside the box’, nine artisan gardens, which showcase garden designs from across the world, and of course, a wide variety of over 100 additional floral displays of plants in every shape and size in the famous Great Pavilion. Did you know, at 11,775 square meters, the Great Pavilion is large enough to accommodate 500 London buses?

Once you’ve explored the diverse range of gardens and floral displays, you can also enjoy a fine selection of food and drink, whether that be a quick snack or a full three-course meal! At this year’s show, you’ll be able to enjoy the creations of Jardin Blanc with Raymond Blanc, or the Rock Bank Restaurant. If these don’t take your fancy, you can also enjoy champagne and seafood, luxurious afternoon tea in the Dorchester’s special dining room, or the famous formal Chelsea Brunch; there really is something for everyone.

The Chelsea Flower Show will be open between 8am-8pm on Tuesday to Friday, and 8am-5:30pm on the Saturday. Visitors are asked to arrive at the show via public transport, as parking is limited around the area.

Adding some Chelsea Flower Show design to your outdoor spaces

Basket High Planter by FermobIf you’ve been inspired by the designs showcased at the Chelsea Flower Show, we can help you spice up your own garden with a contemporary outdoor basket or planter by Fermob. Our favourite is the Basket High Planter which was designed by Fabio Meliota and is available in all 24 of Fermob’s famous colours. Made from a steel rod frame and handle-aluminium trays, the Basket High Planter allows water out of either end, and is the perfect way of adding some style to your garden or urban space.

If you’re looking for something a little larger, why not try the Basket Long Planter? Available in all of Fermob’s unique colours, this planter is a fun and vivid way to grow and display plants in your garden or urban space, and will provide your garden with a colourful statement piece!

Are you attending the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year? If so, please do let us know what your favourite attractions and garden design inspirations were on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and don’t forget, we have a wide selection of modern garden furniture available to order online and instore in our London Barnes and Chiswick Showrooms. We look forward to seeing you at the show, and hearing about your garden design creations!

19th May 2017

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