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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Bright spring flowers in bloom

Tue 24 May - Sat 28 May 2016

Chelsea plays host to one of the biggest flower shows in the country in May, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It has taken place at its current location since 1913 although its predecessor in Kensington began in 1862, under its previous guise of the Great Spring Show.

Exhibitors from the UK, and across the world, spend months preparing their displays to take to the show, hoping to be crowned with one of the show's top rosettes.

There are many awards available for those that create a garden or display for show. Awards range from Bronze, Silver and Silver-Gilt to Gold. Additional awards - for example, Best in Show, the President's Award, Product of the Year or Best Tradestand - are also given, some of which are specific to individual shows.

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Monday (27 March 2017)
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Wednesday (29 March 2017)
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Sunrise: 06:35 Sunset: 19:35 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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24-28 May - Will the displays be in full bloom at this year's Chelsea Flower Show? Check the local weather forecast.

The Chelsea Flower Show includes a wide variety of show gardens, some created by professional gardeners but others by amateurs of all abilities and ages. They will all be hoping to catch the eye of the judges and win an Award.

In 2015 The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden, designed by Dan Pearson, won the Best Show Garden gold award at Chelsea. The people's choice was Sentebale - Hope in Vulnerability, designed by Matt Keightley, which was created to raise awareness of the mission of the Mamohato Children's Centre to tackle the stigma of HIV in adolescents.

Exhibitors and spectators alike will be looking for warm, dry weather to keep their exhibitions in top condition and to enjoy all the sites of the show. 

For further information about getting to the ground visit the Royal Horticultural Society official website.

Check the London weather forecast before heading to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea and its extensive grounds, the home of the flower show.

In the video below, Toby Buckland looks at the impact of the weather on our gardens at this time of year. He gives useful tips on which flowers and vegetables to grow, optimal watering and how to harden off young plants.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

If you're looking for content for your own website, take a look at our weather widget.

Whether you are displaying at the show or going along to admire the amazing gardens and floral displays, check the Chelsea weather forecast before setting off.

For further information about the event, visit the RHS Chelsea Flower Show website.