RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022: the winning gardens so far, the weather forecast and can I watch it live on TV?

Her majesty the Queen dropped in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show earlier this week.

Nothing heralds the slow approach of summer in London quite like the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Over the space of five days, almost 160,000 green-fingered enthusiasts pay homage to the great and good of the horticultural world on the 11 acre site in west London - and 2022 is no exception!

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The winning gardens so far:

RHS Chelsea Flower Show winners in full

Show Gardens

A Rewilding Britain Landscape

Designers: Lulu Urquhart and Adam Hunt

Medal: Gold

Alder Hey Urban Foraging Station

Designers: Howard and Hugh Miller

Medal: Silver gilt

Brewin Dolphin Garden

Designer: Paul Hervey-Brookes

Medal: Silver

Hands off Mangrove by Grow2Know

Designer: Tayshan Hayden-Smith and Danny Clarke

Medal: Silver gilt

Medite Smart Ply Building the Future Garden

Designer: Sarah Eberle

Medal: Gold

Morris & Co.

Designer: Ruth Wilmot

Medal: Gold

The Meta Garden: Growing the Future

Designer: Joe Perkins

Medal: Gold

The Mind Garden

Designer: Andy Sturgeon

Medal: Gold

The New Blue Peter Garden - Discover Soil

Designer: Juliet Sargent

Medal: Silver Gilt

The Perennial Garden ‘With Love’

Designer: Richard Miers

Medal: Silver

The RAF Benevolent Fund Garden

Designer: John Everiss

Medal: Silver

The RNLI Garden

Designer: Chris Beardshaw

Medal: Gold

The St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots Garden

Designer: Cityscapes (Darryl Moore and Adolfo Harrison)

Medal: Silver

Sanctuary Gardens

A Garden Sanctuary by Hamptons

Designer: Tony Woods

Medal: Gold

A Swiss Sanctuary

Designer: Lilly Gomm

Medal: Bronze

Connected, by Exante

Designer: Taina Suonio

Medal: Silver Gilt

Kingston Maurward The Space Within Garden

Designer: Michelle Brown

Medal: Silver Gilt

Out of the Shadows

Designer: Kate Gould

Medal: Gold

The Body Shop Garden

Designer: Jennifer Hirsch

Medal: Silver Gilt

The Boodles Travel Garden

Designer: Thomas Holbyn

Medal: Gold

The Place2Be Securing Tomorrow Garden

Designer: Jamie Butterworth

Medal: Gold

The Plantman’s Ice Garden

Designer: John Warland

Medal: Silver Gilt

The SSAFA Garden

Designer: Amanda Waring

Medal: Silver

The Stitcher’s Garden

Designer: Frederic Whyte

Medal: Silver

All About Plants

A Textile Garden for a Fashion Revolution

Designer: Lottie Deamain

Medal: Silver Gilt

The Core Arts Front Garden Revolution

Designer: Andy Smith-Williams

Medal: Gold

The Mother of Mothers Garden - ‘This too Shall Pass’

Designer: Pollyanna Wilkinson

Medal: Silver

The Wilderness Foundation UK Garden

Designer: Charlie Hawkes

Medal: Gold

Balcony Gardens

Jay Day

Designer: Flock Party (Alison Orellana Malouf, Su-Yeon Angela Choi)

Medal: Bronze

The Blue Garden

Designer: Tom Wilkes-Rios

Medal: Silver

The Cirrus Garden

Designer: Jason Williams

Medal: Silver Gilt

The Potting Balcony Garden Sponsored by Viking

Designer: William Murray

Medal: Silver Gilt

Container Gardens

A Mediterranean Reflection

Designer: Tanya K Wilson and Johanna Norlin

Medal: Silver

Mandala, Meditation and Mindfulness Garden

Designer: Nikki Hollier

Medal: Silver

The Enchanted Rain Garden

Designer: Bea Tann

Medal: Silver Gilt

The Still Garden

Designer: Jane Porter

Medal: Gold

The Wild Kitchen Garden

Designer: Ann Treneman

Medal: Silver Gilt

Has the Queen attended the 2022 Chelsea Flower Show?

Yes. The 96 year-old monarch dropped in on proceedings on Monday afternoon for a tour of the gardens before it opened to the tens of thousands of public visitors on Tuesday.

The Queen, for the first time in her 70 year reign, toured the gardens in a motorised buggy.

It was the first time new royal motorised buggy was used in an official capacity.

The Queen, who is reported to be experiencing motobility issues, was shown around the show by Keith Weed, president of The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

How to watch the Chelsea Flower Show on TV?

A variety of different programmes concerning the Chelsea Flower Show will be shown exclusively on BBC1 and BBC2 throughout the week however, UK residents can live stream the entire event via the iPlayer.

“The RHS Chelsea Flower show is the high point of the gardening calendar, and one of the big British Summer events, we’re really excited to bring viewers an action packed show,” said Paolo Proto, Executive Producer of the programme.

“We’ll be covering stories of the designers and exhibitors as they prepare for the show, as well as featuring behind the scene insight into some of the gardens as they were created onsite in the three weeks leading up to the event.”

The BBC’s coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show will be presented by: Monty Don, Nicki Chapman, Angellica Bell, Joe Swift and Sophie Raworth.

Queen Elizabeth II is given a tour by Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society during a visit to The Chelsea Flower Show 2022 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo: Getty)

Can I watch the Chelsea Flower Show if I am not in the UK?

The good news is you most certainly can watch the show from outside the UK.

BritBox is a subscription based streaming service for BBC and ITV content.

If you subscribe to BritBox you will be able to stream coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show.

BritBox is available for $6.99 per month/69.99 per year — after an introductory free trial period — on Roku, Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV 4th Gen, Samsung, LG and all iOS and Android devices, AirPlay, Chromecast, and online at britbox.com.

Queen Elizabeth II is given a tour by Keith Weed, President of the Royal Horticultural Society. (Photo: Getty)

Are tickets still available?

There is a limited number of tickets still available.

If you are a member of the RHS you will receive a discounted price.

Thursday May 26: All tickets are sold-out except for those on sale to the public, which is for attendance between 8am and 8pm - price: £110.85.

Friday May 27: there are all day tickets still on sale for both RHS members and the general public, they cost £85.85 and £110.85 respectively.

Tickets for 3.30pm to 8.00pm are currently sold out for both RHS members and the public.

However, there are tickets to Chelsea Flower Show Late - 5:30pm - 10pm - these tickets are available to both RHS members and the general public and cost £72.10 and £77.10 respectively.

Saturday May 28: RHS member all day tickets are currently sold out but there are some still available to the general public, costing £85.85.

(All information concerning tickets accurate at the time of publication)

Princess Beatrice of York (R) and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (L) tour the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show on May 23, 2022 in London, England. (Getty)

What is the weather forecast for the Chelsea Flower Show 2022?

The weather for London and south east England - May 24 to May 29:

Today:

Dry and bright initially, but cloud thickening from the west through the day. Breezier with patchy outbreaks of rain spreading east from early afternoon. Drier, brighter in the west later. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry, occasionally bright and rather windy on Thursday. A fine day Friday with sunny spells and lighter winds. Dry, often sunny during Saturday. Temperatures generally around or slightly above average.

(Source: The Met Office)