5 Alluring Flower Festivals to Experience in London

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London’s annual floral extravaganzas have been inspiring horticulturists, hobbyists, and visitors from all over the world, since as far back as 1913. Make your London visit special as you loosen yourself in a much-awaited blaze of colour at these floral takeovers in the capital! This year, the city has plenty of alluring flower shows lined up for you to experience, so don’t wait to book a memorable stay at 5-star hotels in London, promising luxury, and comfort near iconic London experiences. Here’s our pick of the best shows to see:

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most famous and prestigious events on this list. Every year since 1913, this show has taken over the grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea and is also incredibly popular among the high society, including the royal family. This year’s flower show promises to be the most sustainable yet, with the garden builds focused on green goals. Look out for the Muscular Dystrophy UK Forest Bathing Garden, inspired by the Japanese practice Shinrin-yoku, the Floral Marquee and the Sanctuary and Feature Gardens that explore themes of horticulture.

Southport Flower Show

One of the UK’s biggest flower shows, celebrating all things gardening, outdoor living and horticulture, the Southport Flower Show features stunning gardens and plant nurseries. Celebrate the show’s 100th anniversary at Victoria Park this year, as you take part in workshops and competitions and learn secret gardening ideas and hacks. For a more relaxed experience, head to the Piazza stage to listen to easy-going music and indulge in a classic British dining experience, paired with fine wines and exclusive cocktails at Chiswell Street Dining Rooms.

Chelsea In Bloom

An annual favourite floral affair, Chelsea in Bloom is a free annual festival that transforms the facades, squares, and streets of Chelsea with beautiful flower displays. Join in the fun, as the free-to-attend festival’s theme for 2024 is ‘Floral Feasts.’ Explore innovative floral displays inspired by culinary favourites and characters across art, history, literature, and film for an experience to remember.

Belgravia In Bloom

One of London’s most anticipated floral festivals, Belgravia in Bloom promises a spectacular experience to all its visitors. This year, the free community flower show’s theme is ‘Floral Fun & Games’, so, be sure to expect floral-themed events, cocktails and more. See Belgravia transform into a colourful canvas of floral displays and installations and add to your experience as you enjoy a delectable meal at The Crescent Restaurant & Lounge serving seasonal international menus, traditional afternoon teas and more.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Set against the backdrop of London’s spectacular Hampton Court Palace, the Hampton Court Garden Festival is an unmissable addition to your list of things to do in London this summer. Discover a world of gardening splendour featuring gorgeous gardens exploring topical themes, fantastic floral displays, horticulture lessons and much more for everyone to enjoy. After an exhilarating day out in the city, relax at the immersive urban spa at Montcalm, offering specialised treatments for instant rejuvenation.

Plan your London visit and let the breathtaking beauty of the city’s best flower shows soothe your soul and spark your imagination!