Royal Family To Attend RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in central London, May 23, 2016.

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh,
will visit the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Monday 22nd May 2017

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, and other Members of the Royal Family, will attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

On arrival The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will be greeted by the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, Sir Nicholas Bacon. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will tour the gardens and see displays, including:

The RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden 2017 by Professor Nigel Dunnett – set within an urban landscape, the garden features a tower block and street art for the first time at Chelsea;

The Sir Simon Milton Foundation Garden, inspired by 500 years of Covent Garden and its famous flower market;

The Wedgwood Conservatory, celebrating the historic link between the company and the RHS, formed after John Wedgewood suggested the idea to George III’s head gardener William Forsyth;

The BBC Radio 2 ‘Feel Good Gardens’ which aim to demonstrate the uplifting effect and sensory experiences of gardens

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 165,000 visitors.

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