Get ready for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for 2023 with the most prestigious flower show arriving in May next year.


All the information you'll need on Chelsea Flower Show is below, along with more information on where Chelsea Flower Show is, when it is, tickets and what you can expect from the flower show this year.

RHS / Luke MacGregor

We'll update this article with information as we have it, so keep this article bookmarked to make sure you don't miss all the information on Chelsea Flower Show tickets, dates and more in the months leading up to the show.

But for now here's everything you need to know about Chelsea 2023!

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.
A scene from the last live RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019. © Georgi Mabee

Chelsea Flower Show tickets

Where is the Chelsea Flower Show?

It takes place at the Royal Hospital Grounds, Chelsea, London SW3 4SR. The nearest tube station is Sloane Square, which is just a 15 minute ride from London Paddington.

When is Chelsea Flower Show?

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 May 2023.

How much are tickets to Chelsea Flower Show?

There are two members only days (where only RHS members can buy tickets and attend the show). These members only days are the first two days of the show: Tuesday 23 May and Wednesday 24 May.

Tickets for RHS members on these days are from £45.85.

The show then becomes open for non members (and members too) from Thursday 25 May through to the shows last day, Saturday 27 May.

Tickets for the public on these days are from £40.85, while RHS members can pay a reduced price from £35.85.

(You can find out more about RHS membership here.)

Where can I buy tickets to Chelsea Flower Show?

Tickets are available for members and the public right now from here.

Show guides can be bought for £14.50 including postage which will be mailed to you one week before the show.

What are the opening times for the Chelsea Flower Show?

This year the show is open from 8am to 8pm from Tuesday 23 May to Friday 26 May. The final day, Saturday 27 May will be 8am to 5:30pm.

Does my child need a ticket? And can I bring my dog?

While some RHS shows allow ticket holders to bring children under 16, this does not include Chelsea. Children under five are not permitted (and no prams, pushchairs or babes in arms) and children over five will require full price tickets.

And, sadly, dogs are not permitted.

Is there a preview day this year?

The two members days are often referred to as the 'preview days'. This year that's Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 May.

The CAMFED Garden, which won gold at the last live Chelsea event in 2019 © Simon Bourne

What do I need on the day?

Usually the answer to this is very dependent on the weather! Read our article on ten essentials for visiting the Chelsea Flower Show.

What's new this year?

There currently hasn't been a huge amount of news announced, apart from the Show Gardens - see below, and the fact that there will be a new initiative called the Children's Picnic, where schools from across London will be invited to send ten pupils each to join in with a picnic at the Show.

More like this

Here's more on the Children's Picnic and more announcements at Chelsea.

What are the gardens at The Chelsea Flower Show?

There are twelve Show Gardens…

Read our full list of the Show Gardens at Chelsea
Chelsea Show Gardens 2023

Centre for Mental Health’s The Balance Garden designed by Jonathan Davies and Steve Williams (Wild City Studio)

Centre for Mental Healths, the Balance Garden, designed by Jon Davies and Steve Williams for Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Sponsor: Project Giving Back/Centre for Mental Health
Contractor: Stewart Landscape Ltd.

The RBC Brewin Dolphin Garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes

The RBC Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes at Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Sponsor: RBC Brewin Dolphin
Contractor: GK Wilson

The Centrepoint Garden designed by Cleve West

The Centrepoint Garden, designed by Cleve West at Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Sponsor: Project Giving Back/Centrepoint
Contractor: Crocus Ltd.

The Fauna & Flora International Garden designed by Jilayne Rickards

The Fauna Flora International Garden, designed by Jilayne Rickards at Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Sponsor: Project Giving Back/Fauna & Flora International
Contractor: Living Landscapes Ltd.

Hoban Cultural Foundation: Land of Healing, Korean Mountain Light designed by Jihae Hwang

Hoban Cultural Foundation Land of Healing, Korean Mountain Light, at Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Sponsor: Hoban Cultural Foundation
Contractor: The Landscape Tailor

Myeloma UK Garden designed by Chris Beardshaw

Sponsor: Project Giving Back/Myeloma UK
Contractor: Cultura

The Nurture Landscapes Garden designed by Sarah Price

The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price for Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Sponsor: Nurture Landscapes
Contractor: Crocus Ltd

Horatio’s Garden designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg
Sponsor: Project Giving Back/Horatio’s Garden
Contractor: Ryan Alexander Associates

The Royal Entomological Society Garden designed by Tom Massey


Sponsor: Project Giving Back/The Royal Entomological Society
Contractor: Landscape Associates

Samaritans’ Listening Garden designed by Darren Hawkes

Samaritans Listening Garden, designed by Darren Hawkes at Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Sponsor: Project Giving Back/Samaritans
Contractor: Landform Consultants Ltd.

The Savills Garden designed by Mark Gregory

The Savills Garden, designed by Mark Gregory at Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Sponsor: Savills
Contractor: Landform Consultants Ltd.

Transcendence designed by Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson

Transcendence, designed by Gavin McWilliam at Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Sponsor: Darwin Alternative Investment Management Ltd.
Contractor: The Outdoor Room

The rest of the gardens are yet to be announced!

Gardens Illustrated at Chelsea

Of course, Gardens Illustrated will be there too. Come and see us at our stand on Eastern Avenue, where you can meet the team, enjoy an exclusive show subscription offer and browse our latest issue.

What else can you do at Chelsea Flower Show?

Besides the fabulous show gardens to explore, there's the Great Pavilion, which features growers from all over the world showcasing blooms, and in which you can buy the best gardening kit around along with plants for your own space. The Great Pavilion is also an opportunity to discover more about recent advances in the world of horticulture, including up-to-the-minute research.

Then there are demos and announcements to attend such as the RHS Chelsea Sustainable Product of the Year and countless eateries for resting and refreshments including Raymond Blanc's Jardin Blanc 'Secret Garden' restaurant.


Have fun!


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London