Trains to the Chelsea Flower Show

Wander through award-winning gardens and get tips to help your own flowers and plants flourish at the Chelsea Flower Show. You may spot a celebrity or two at this botanical wonderland.

Plus, if you travel there on an Avanti West Coast train, you can relax knowing your journey is in safe hands. Once you've arrived, you might need help finding your way to the show. That's why we've answered some of the most commonly asked questions, below.

What to do at the Chelsea Flower Show

Whether you’re a houseplant parent, an enthusiastic gardener or just love nature, the Chelsea Flower Show has plenty to explore. Taking place between the 23rd and 27th of May 2023 at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, this annual event is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). As always, it promises a feast for the senses.

Central to the event are the show gardens. This is where exhibitors from around the world build stunning outdoor spaces. It’s both for visitors to explore and the show’s expert panel to judge. Inspired by community, charitable and personal causes, these temporary sanctuaries give any green-fingered person plenty to discover and admire.

To immerse yourself even further, step into the show’s Great Pavilion. Here, you’ll see and smell plants and flowers from the world’s best growers. Alternatively, take a peek at the Houseplant Studios in Ranelagh Gardens to get some inspiration for your home. Or, have your mind blown by the exciting gadgets and innovations in the Discovery Zone.

Plus, there’s plenty for shopaholics and food lovers to enjoy. Pick up a gift for your garden-loving friend from one of the artisan makers.

You can also sample the first taste of summer at the Ranelagh or Champagne & Seafood restaurants, or take afternoon tea in the Drawing Room. Or, grab a bite from one of the cafes or food courts to fuel an afternoon of exploring.

Getting to Chelsea Flower Show

There are many ways to get to the Chelsea Flower Show. However, for the most relaxed journey from outside the capital, there’s no better option than to hop on an Avanti West Coast train to Chelsea Flower Show.

The closest station to the showground is Sloane Square. Take a train to London Euston from Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow and then jump on the underground ready to visit Chelsea Flower Show.

Getting to London Euston >

London Euston Station

Chelsea flowers

Where is the Chelsea Flower Show?

The Chelsea Flower Show location is on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London and has been held here every year since 1913.

Ways to save on your train ticket to the Chelsea Flower Show

You’ll want to save money to buy your next new houseplant at the Chelsea Flower Show, and you can do so by booking your train ticket in advance with Avanti West Coast.

Travel at off-peak times where possible, take advantage of Railcard discounts, or buy a family ticket. This way, you can enjoy discounts of as much as 50% on your journey. Read more about all our ways to save.