How to watch the Chelsea Flower Show on TV from home as it returns this week

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Wondering how to watch the Chelsea Flower Show on TV this week? You're not alone.

The Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most important dates in the calendars of green-fingered Brits, as the Royal Horticultural Society puts on a splendid display of gardens in the heart of London. But if you won't be attending in person this year don't worry, you will be able to follow all the action from your living room.

The world-renowned show traditionally takes place in May each year, and is now back for a week of fun and flowers in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

There may still be some last minute Chelsea Flower Show tickets available to buy on the RHS website if you want to see the show on the ground (although availability is extremely limited!).


Of course, you don't need a buy a ticket to the show to still get in on the action. All you need is to know how to watch Chelsea Flower Show from the comfort of your own home -that's where we come in!

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How to watch Chelsea Flower Show 2023 on TV

The BBC traditionally covers the Chelsea Flower Show and so far 14 episodes have been scheduled as part of is coverage.


Coverage began with a special countdown episode on Sunday 21 May, and runs all week with twice-daily coverage across BBC One and BBC Two, going over the standout moments and winners from each day. There will be two broadcasts, one at 3.45 in the afternoon and other at 8pm each evening.

The only outlier is Friday 26 May, when there will be an additional special episode at 7.30pm, which will see the reveal of the winner of the People's Choice Award. You can then watch a highlights round up show the following week on Monday 29 May.

You can check out this page for the exact schedule of episodes to be released as well as a synopsis of what to expect from each. You can also rewatch all the action from last year's show, plus a round up of the top highlights.

What can I expect from this year's event?

The event has returned to its traditional spring slot and will kick off this month. During the pandemic, we were instead treated to a Virtual Chelsea Flower Show, as well as a first-ever autumn show in September.

This year, it's looking more like it used to. The newer Balcony and Container gardens as well as Houseplant studio additions are back once again and look as though they are set to stay.

You can expect a wide range of impressive showcases, opportunities to buy all the best gardening products and plenty of experts and special guests.

The overall Chelsea Garden Show winners can be found here from last year, and you can also see the RHS floristry and floral design award winners, too.

Read our full guide to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

You can also find tickets to other events including the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and more on the RHS website.

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