Chelsea Flower Show
The world-famous Chelsea Flower Show starts a week from today and tickets are as rare as the Rothschild Slipper Orchid so if you’re coming to London for the most famous flower show in the world, our advice is to book now!
What Is The Chelsea Flower Show?
Since 1833, The Royal Horticultural Society held flower shows in their garden in Chiswick but travelling to west London in the 1830s wasn’t as easy as it is today. They moved it to the RHS garden in Kensington and from 1912 it’s been held in the stunning grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, a retirement and nursing home for 300 British Army veterans.
Every year the show is attended by 157,000 visitors (limited due to the size of the grounds) and from humble beginnings in a single tent, the show has grown to become the most famous flower show in the world!
What Can You See?
From a small display of local flowers in the 19th century, the Chelsea Flower Show has, ahem, bloomed into a phenomenal assault on the senses and is a truly spectacular show of colour, smells, sights and sounds.
World-Class Design – Flawless Show Gardens from top designers, bringing the most innovative ideas to horticulture.
Health & Well-Being – Designers explore the positive powers of plants and look at issues from climate change and pollution to mental and physical health.
The Great Pavilion – Home to nurseries and growers from all over the globe. Discover your new favourite bloom and ask experts for their top gardening tips.
Science Behind Horticulture – Head to the Discovery Zone within the Great Pavilion and discover a series of educational and innovative exhibits, detailing the latest science and research from the world of horticulture.
Retail Therapy – Shop until you drop, whether you’re after new gardening tools, a gift for a loved one’s birthday or want to spruce up your wardrobe.
Delicious Dining – Indulge in scones with jam and clotted cream or sample the freshest seafood with a flute of bubbly. For something extra special, discover the show-stopping menu at Raymond Blanc’s revolutionary Jardin Blanc.
RHS Artisan Studios – The Artisan Studios feature five crafts-people, demonstrating unique contemporary and traditional pieces in beautifully-dressed garden buildings.
But Where To Stay?
That’s the easy bit! The aim of the Royal Horticultural Society is to ‘enrich everyone’s life through plants and to make the UK a greener and more beautiful place’ and here at the Collingham, we’ve got a very similar mindset.
When you stay at the Collingham it will become immediately obvious that our aim is to enrich our guests’ lives by putting customer service right at the very top of our list of priorities (read the reviews on the Home page of the site to see what our guests say) and also to make your stay in London – whatever you’re up to – to be as positive as possible!
Even if we do say so ourselves, Govinda and his team are customer service experts and dare we say you won’t find better in London? Yes, we dare!
We offer a range of stunning apartments for groups of all sizes and you are close to everything you’ll need including excellent transport links, shops and restaurants for the whole family and we do it all in a very quiet, residential street that’s safe and pretty.
What more could you ask for?
Yes, there’s not much more we can add to that apart from this – if you’re coming to the Chelsea Flower Show, book today to take advantage of our great money-saving offer and the best bit is that the Royal Hospital is only about two miles away!
Again, it’s a win-win!
We’ll look forward to welcoming you to the Collingham Apartments and of course, if there’s anything you need to know, feel free to call us on 020 7244 8677 or email us today!