RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022: are tickets still available, is it on BBC and who are the winners so far?

The first show took place in 1862.

<p>A visitor in a flower themed dress reacts as they attend the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London. (Photo: Getty)</p>

A visitor in a flower themed dress reacts as they attend the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London. (Photo: Getty)

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show 2022 is underway.

The show is regarded as the finest garden show in the world.

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The event started back in 1862, and has been hosted by the Royal Hospital Chelsea since 1913. The event is held by the Royal Horticultural Society.

The show also receives major publicity, and is attended by crowds of around 157,000 annually, and became so popular that it was increased from four days to five.

Historically, the event has been graced with the presence of the Royal Family.

The Queen dropped in on the 2022 showpiece on Monday, the day before it opened to RHS members.

Can I watch on television?

Yes. The Chelsea Flower Show will be shown at select times on BBC1 and BBC2.

It can also be streamed live via the BBC iPlayer.

When is the Chelsea Flower Show?

The 2022 Chelsea Flower Show is to be held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea from Tuesday, 24 May to Saturday, 28 May.

From Tuesday to Friday, the events begin at 8am until 8pm, and on Saturday, the show reopens at 8am until 5:30pm.

A visitor in a flower themed dress reacts as they attend the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London. (Photo: Getty)

What is the Chelsea Flower Show?

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a garden show held over multiple days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society.

The first event of this show was held back in 1862, and has been loved by many ever since, garnering such a reputation that members of the Royal Family attend the show.

Events at the Chelsea Flower Show include the avant-garde show gardens designed by some of the biggest names in the industry with Floral Marquee at the centrepiece.

The Show also showcases smaller gardens such as the Artisan and Urban Gardens.

The first two days can only be attended exclusively by RHS members.

Flowers are pictured pictured encapsulated in a block of ice as part of the ‘Plantman’s Ice Garden at the Sanctuary Garden at the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London. (Photo: Getty)

Can I get tickets?

There are limited tickets available.

Wednesday is completely sold out as is much of Thursday but there are a few all-day tickets still on sale for £110.85.

Friday - there are still all day tickets available to both RHS members and the general public priced at £85.85 and £110.85 respectively.

Friday - There are also Chelsea Flower Show Late - 5:30pm - 10pm tickets available priced at £72.10 and £77.10 for RHS members and general public respectively.

Saturday - RHS member tickets are completely sold out but there are still tickets available to the public priced at £110.00.

Britain’s Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, smells the John Ystumllyn rose during a tour of the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 23, 2022. (Photo: Getty)

Who is the president of the RHS?

The current president of the Royal Horticultural Society is Sir Nicholas Bacon, 14th Baronet.

The 68-year-old studied at Eton College and has been the partner of Susan Henrietta Bacon since 1981.

What awards are handed out at the show?

A plethora of awards are awarded each year in a number of categories.

Some special awards include:

  • Best Show Garden Award
  • Best Courtyard Garden Award
  • Best Chic Garden Award
  • Best City Garden Award
  • RHS Sundries Bowl
  • RHS Junior Display Trophy
  • RHS Floral Arrangement Trophies
  • RHS Floristry Trophies
  • Show Certificates of Merit
  • Certificates for Junior Displays
  • RHS President’s Award
  • RHS Best Tradestand Award
  • RHS Director General’s Award for the Best Tradestand

What are some rules/things I should know?

  • Children under five are not permitted.
  • Pet animals are also not permitted - guide dogs are allowed. 
  • Unclaimed lost property items are kept for one month before being donated. 
  • Transactions are cashless when possible - ATMs will be located at the show.
  • Live music is also played at the show.

Who are the winners so far?

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