Prepare to be wowed by the world’s greatest flower show. Awe-inspiring displays this year include a floral arch to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, a 60ft carriage from Belmond British Pullman in a planted-up station plus the memorable poppies tribute by Phillip Johnson. There will be hundreds of other floral exhibits, an interactive discovery zone created by plant scientists, plus don’t miss the chance to enjoy afternoon tea – Dorchester-Hotel-style! The iconic London hotel is creating a pop-up restaurant on site, which will showcase the talents of head pasty chef David Girard and designer florist Philip Hammond. Their remarkable horticultural-inspired confectionery creations include ‘The Dorchester and the giant Peach’ (a peach mousse with peach verbena on a rice crispy biscuit) to celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth, plus a cake in a flowerpot served with a coulis in a watering can. The kids will love it.
When/Where: 24-28 May, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Price: All-day tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show cost from £47 for RHS members and from £100 for the public. Annual RHS membership starts at £42.75.
Dorchester Afternoon Tea at the Chelsea Flower Show costs from £60 per person, and is available from Tuesday 24 May until Saturday, May 28: 3.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm and 5pm.