Chelsea Flower Show
May 20-24, 2014
The Chelsea Flower Show has been held on the 11-acre grounds of Chelsea Hospital every year since 1913, except during the two world wars. The five-day botanical festival, sponsored by the Royal Horticulture Society, showcases flowers, trees, vegetables, herbs and other flora from 550 horticulturists from around the globe. Awards are given to the best gardens and floral arrangements, as well as “fresh” new talent. The Hampton Court Palace Flower show trumps the Chelsea show in size, but the latter is most closely associated with the royal family, who attend its opening day each year.