The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been going for more than a century, but the horticulture fever is only increasing. This year’s gardens include spaces dedicated to meaningful social-media interactions (Facebook: Beyond the Screen) and an Ikea garden, in partnership with London designer Tom Dixon, that’s exploring the future of urban gardening. Elsewhere, the city is celebrating the occasion, too: Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden has more greenery and some floral-inspired cocktails, and JamJar florists (who created the floral installation for one of the entrances) will hold a flower-pressing workshop at Daylesford Pimlico on Thursday 23 May 2019. Or just wander around the neighbourhood: the alternative art show Chelsea in Bloom takes place from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 May 2019. The theme is ‘Under the Sea’, with shops, restaurants and cafés competing to create the most impressive floral façade.
Address: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR
When: Tuesday 21 May–Saturday 25 May 2019
Price: from £42