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Chelsea Flower Show (Photo by Flickr user Swamibu.)

Top 10 Annual Events in London

Time your trip to one of these spectacular goings on—from Trooping the Colour to the Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show
(Flickr user Swamibu)

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.

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