How to buy tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show 2023

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The prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show is just around the corner, running from Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th May 2023, at The Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

If you're keen to soak up the glorious garden designs and fabulous floral displays, you can still buy tickets online (but you'll have to be quick). Prices start from £37.85 for RHS members and £48.85 for non-members.


Keep scrolling for:

  • What to expect from Chelsea 2023

  • Show Gardens, Balcony Gardens, Sanctuary Gardens, Container Gardens and All About Plants line-up

  • Ticket information for the Chelsea Flower Show 2023 - BUY TICKETS

  • Location and travel advice for 2023

What can we expect to see at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023?

For 2023, expect to be inspired by the exciting Show Gardens, as well as the smaller Sanctuary Gardens which will embrace the benefits of gardens on wellbeing.

It has also been announced that restorative gardens are set to take centre stage at the flower show, shining a spotlight on the ways that gardening and gardens can contribute positively to our health and wellbeing. There will be a focus on inclusive green spaces for socially deprived communities to connect with nature, as well gardens for patient recovery.

Elsewhere, the All About Plants category will champion specialist plants, and the Balcony and Container Gardens will be designed for urban living. Visitors can also enjoy meandering through the famous Great Pavilion, which will feature some of the world's finest growers and nurseries.

At the end of last year it was announced that Chelsea Flower Show gardens will now also be judged on how eco-friendly they are to reflect the demands of sustainable gardening. For years, gardens have gone through a rigorous judging process to win Gold, Silver-Gilt, Silver and Bronze medals based on their delivery of initial brief, design, concept, originality, layout, construction, planting and much more – but it looks like things could get even harder next year.

"We are very aware that Chelsea gardens need to be more sustainable than they have been in the past," James Alexander-Sinclair, who has been an RHS judge since 2008, told The Telegraph. "We are certain that every single garden that's coming to Chelsea this year has got a future, and something we are looking at for the future is rewarding the use of sustainable materials and approaches."

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For the first time in its 110-year history, a Children's Picnic will take place at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday 22nd May (press day). Over 100 children from some of the most disadvantaged ages in the UK will be invited to attend, where they will enjoy yummy food and get the chance to see the gardens for themselves.


The Chelsea 2023 Show Gardens will include:

1. Centre for Mental Health's The Balance Garden, designed by Jonathan Davies and Steve Williams (Wild City Studio)

2. The RBC Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes

3. The Centrepoint Garden, designed by Cleve West

4. The Fauna & Floral International Garden, designed by Jilayne Rickards

5. A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang

6. Myeloma UK Garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw

7. The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price

8. Horatio's Garden, designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg

9. The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey

10. The Samaritans Listening Garden, designed by Darren Hawkes

11. The Savills Garden, designed by Mark Gregory

12. Memoria & GreenAcres Transcendence Garden, designed by Gavin McWilliam


The Chelsea 2023 Sanctuary Gardens will include:

1. The Boodles British Craft Garden, designed by Thomas Hoblyn

2. Cavernoma On My Mind, designed by Tania Suonia and Anne Hamilton

3. Hamptons Mediterranean Garden, designed by Filippo Dester

4. The London Square Community Garden, designed by James Smith

5. The National Brain Appeal's Rare Space, designed by Charlie Hawkes

6. The RSPCA Garden, designed by Martyn Wilson

7. The Biophilic Garden Otsu – Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara

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The Chelsea 2023 All About Plants Gardens will include:

1. Choose Love Garden, designed by Jane Porter

2. The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens, designed by Camellia Taylor

3. School Food Matters Garden, designed by Harry Holding

4. The Sadler's Wells East Garden, designed by Alexa Ryan-Mills

5. The Talitha Arts Garden, designed by Joe and Laura Carey

6. The Teapot Trust Elsewhere Garden, designed by Nicola Semple and Susan Begg


The Chelsea 2023 Container Gardens will include:

1. Feels Like Home, designed by Rosemary Coldstream

2. The Hampden Stargardt Garden, designed by Joanne Edmonds and Camilla Windsor-Clive

3. The Mary Anning Space to Learn Garden, designed by Julie and Andrew Haylock

4. The Platform Garden, designed by Amelia Bouquet and Emilie Bausager

5. The Shifting Garden, designed by The Chelsea Gardener

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The Chelsea 2023 Balcony Gardens will include:

1. The Folio Society's Reading Room Garden, designed by Katherine Holland

2. The Restorative Balcony Garden, designed by Christina Cobb

3. The St George 'Alight Here' Balcony Garden, designed by Emma Tipping

Where is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 held?

For the last 109 years, since 1913, the Chelsea Flower Show has been held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. The hospital is home to the Chelsea Pensioners who are retired soldiers from the British Army. Over 300 veterans live there today who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and World War II.

The building itself is a Grade I and II listed site and was given to the Chelsea Pensions by Charles II and Sir Christopher Wren. There are 66 acres of land attached to the hospital which include the Ranelagh Gardens and the South Grounds, where the Chelsea Flower Show is held.

The address is: London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 travel advice

It is advisable to check government travel advice, and traffic updates via the Transport For London website, before you travel to the Chelsea Flower Show. Located in the centre of London, there are a number of ways to get to the venue.

By bus: Bus numbers 11, 137, 211, 360, 170, 44 and 452 stop close to the showground. Bus numbers 19, 22, 319 and C1 stop at Sloane Square which is a 10 to 20 minute walk away.

By train: Sloane Square is the closest tube station to the Chelsea Flower Show and is a 10 to 20 minute walk. There, you can access the District and Circle lines. The closest mainline train station is London Victoria. From here, you can get the tube (13 mins), a bus (20 mins) or walk (20 mins).

By car: Public parking is available in Battersea Park (outside the congestion zone and a 20 min walk from the showground) but it must be pre-booked with your Chelsea tickets. There is also a park & ride service. For sat navs, the RHS recommend using the postcode SW11 4BY.

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