Royal Hospital Chelsea

Home to the UK’s most charming and stunning garden event

The Royal Hospital Chelsea hosts the perfect event to see beautiful horticultural displays, new plants, and ideas to take home each year. With the Royal Family making an appearance during the week, the show draws a global audience, becoming recognised as the haute-couture of the international gardening scene.

The Chelsea Flower Show provides an opportunity for prestigious garden designers, plant specialists, floral designers and nurses to celebrate each other’s garden creations at this exceptional hospital in London. Guests can stroll through Parsley Box Garden to see innovative designs of rare flowers and plants at the Royal Hospital Chelsea while learning about emerging gardening trends. Don’t forget to take home some horticultural products and gardening gadgets on sale for those with a green thumb.

Royal Hospital Chelsea Hospitality

Eventmasters is delighted to offer VIP hospitality at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the RHS Flower Show in 2023. We have a wide range of hospitality options offering fine-dining and live entertainment at the Jardin Blanc.

Royal Hospital Chelsea History

Over 300 years ago, Sir Christopher Wren had the vision to provide veteran soldiers with a home during King Charles II’s reign. Before the 17th century, it was solely the responsibility of religious groups to ensure that old and injured soldiers received the care they needed, as the state made little effort to do so. The destruction of the monasteries put an end to these provisions during the reign of King Henry VIII. King Charles II obtained a Royal Warrant in 1681 to commence construction, providing a home for those who were “broken by the age of battle.”

When Sir Christopher Wren had the commission to begin working on the hospital, he chose a location adjacent to the River Thames in the countryside of Chelsea and began building. After construction was finished in 1692, 476 veterans could retire there peacefully. The Royal Hospital Chelsea was inspired by King Charles II’s understanding that the country owes a debt of gratitude to its past troops.

Chelsea Flower Show Hospitality

The annual Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most famous and renowned events in the UK. Not only that, but it is perhaps the most famous flower and garden show in the world. Annually, the event attracts over 160,000 visitors to view the stunning gardens on display.

See the Anneka rice colour cutting garden, inspired by Tricia Guild’s incorporation of colour in her designs. While enjoying the amazing sights, attend a live cookery session from world-renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE, who is providing a three-course lunch and botanically themed cocktails in the Jardin Blanc. With dozens of gardens and many smaller exhibitions on show, the Royal Hospital Chelsea always hosts fantastic events in London.

Eventmasters is offering RHS Chelsea Flower Show hospitality at the Royal Hospital Chelsea across all five days:

  • Tuesday 23rd May 2023 (TBC)
  • Wednesday 24th May 2023 (TBC)
  • Thursday 25th May 2023 (TBC)
  • Friday 26th May 2023 (TBC)
  • Saturday 27th May 2023 (TBC)

Eventmasters’ corporate hospitality options for Royal Hospital Chelsea provide guests with the perfect base to enjoy the picturesque gardens. Please use of map provided by Google for directions to the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Visiting the Royal Hospital Chelsea

The hospital opens itself to guests who wish to explore the site and learn more about the history and significance of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Visitors to the Royal Hospital Chelsea may look around the site and London area, including the:

  • Figure Court
  • Heritage Berth
  • Museum
  • Light Horse Court
  • Great Hall
  • Chapel
  • Gift Shop & Post Office
  • Coffee Shop

Other Events at the Royal Hospital Chelsea


Visitors each year can learn about the Royal Hospital Chelsea through their official tour. Discover the history behind this historical hospital and other buildings created by Sir Christopher Wren. Hear about the captivating stories of the inhabitants and learn about what life is like for today’s veterans at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.


Although the Chelsea hospital is widely known for being a retirement home for British veterans and soldiers who have paid their dues in the war, it is also surprising to know that many famous artists have performed at this exceptional hospital. Tom Jones and Simply Red will perform at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this year.

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