How to watch the Chelsea Flower Show 2021 on TV

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Wondering how to watch the Chelsea Flower Show on TV this year? 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 the action from home.

While the world-renowned show traditionally takes place in May each year, the Chelsea Flower Show 2021 event will take place in September, in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

After being being postponed earlier in the year due to restrictions around the pandemic, the show has now been confirmed for the Autumn.

Tickets for the 2021 show are currently on sale and range in price depending on what day you choose to go, if you choose a package offer, and if you are an RHS member or not.

Chelsea Flower Show tickets are available to buy on the RHS website.


Of course, you don't need a ticket 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.

How to watch Chelsea Flower Show 2021 on TV

The BBC has been covering the Chelsea Flower Show each day and is set to have a total of 20 episodes dedicated to the event on BBC Two.

In the past, twice-daily coverage has aired on BBC Two, going over the standout moments and winners from each day in two broadcasts in the late afternoon and evening.

Keep an eye on this page for the exact schedule of episodes and to catch up on what you've missed so far.

Now the show has kicked off, you can also keep up with all the action on social media using the #RHSChelsea hashtag.

What can I expect from this year's event?

The 2020 event was unable to take place as planned, as was the show planned for May this year.

Instead, we were treated to the brand new Virtual Chelsea Flower Show for two years running, as well as to the promise that the in-person show would return this Autumn, which looks set to go ahead as planned.

This September, things are largely back to the usual order of events, but with additional health and safety measures in place. For instance, the event will also run for one extra day, six instead of five, for the first time.

The show is divided up into sections including the Show Gardens, the Artisan Gardens which showcase modest-sized gardens using special materials and the Urban Gardens, a category which focuses on smaller spaces.

There will be 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 have now been announced, as have the RHS floristry and floral design awards.

Read our full guide to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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