The Queen will visit the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Monday 21st May 2018
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by other Members of the Royal Family, will attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
On arrival The Queen will be greeted by the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, Sir Nicholas Bacon. Her Majesty will tour the gardens and see displays, including:
- The RHS Feel Good Garden, celebrating 70 years of the National Health Service and highlighting the positive impact of horticulture on mental health;
- The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, inspired by the famous Yorkshire Dales;
- The Wuhan Water Garden, China, which showcases the natural landscape of Hubei Province;
- The Morgan Stanley garden for the NSPCC.
The Royal party will attend a private reception before departing.
Established in 1913, on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has become one of the world’s greatest showcases for horticultural excellence, attracting visitors and exhibitors from across the globe.
Since its beginning, the show has gone from strength to strength. It has grown from 244 exhibitors in 1913 to over 500 today, including gardens, nurseries, floristry, educational displays and trade stands. Today the show attracts 168,000 visitors.
The Show is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, of which The Queen is Patron. The Society was founded in 1804.
To learn more about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, why not read issue 11 of Royal Life magazine, it’s blooming lovely!