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Chelsea Flower Show

Andy19Andy19 Posts: 671

Well that's me booked for the flower show will be my first time really looking forward to it any tips anyone who has been before.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,009

    Get there as early as you can so you can see the exhibits before the crowds arrive.  Wear comfortable shoes and take layers of clothes as it is often hot in Chelsea week.  Take a plastic dustbin liner to sit on as there are never enough seats available in the refreshments area and none in shade.

    Take a bottle of water, a sandwich (limited choice and steep prices at the stands) and make sure your camera is fully charged with battery power and has an empty memory card.  

    There are usually some good deals to be had on small items such as gardening gloves and seeds but you can only order plants in the floral marquee apart from one or two stands that have seeds or lily bulbs to buy on the spot.   You'll need a bag to carry all the brochures and plant lists and a pen to note which plants you liked at which nursery.

    Enjoy your day.


    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Andy19Andy19 Posts: 671

    obelixx thank you for your reply great advice for a first timer going to the show.

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