A statement from RHS director general, Sue Biggs, reads:
‘Our RHS Shows are vitally important platforms for the horticultural industry, and we are especially aware of the impact of cancelling these events on everyone involved. We will be doing all we can to help growers and nurseries to sell the plants they will have grown for the cancelled shows.
‘As with everyone, we have no crystal ball, but for the time being we are planning our Summer Flower Shows and our Gardens remain open, as they are large outside spaces where people can escape in open space and benefit from some tranquillity and beauty, surrounded by nature – all things that are much needed during these unsettling times.
‘Things of course may change, but whatever decisions we make, safety will be utmost in our mind and we will, like the rest of the world, be monitoring the situation closely.’
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth by a rock garden at the 1938 RHS Chelsea Flower Show
In light of this, we’re looking back at some of the Chelsea Flower Show’s history and past highlights; a reminder of all the beauty that London possesses and that good things are yet to come.
The Chelsea Flower Show: A Look Back Over the Years
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Featured image: Marcel Le Corgi® dog pictured at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.