Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Tuesday 23 May 2023

MPG was able to offer members 6.30 am entry on the first members’ day of Chelsea Flower Show again this year. Being able to explore the stands without any crowds was hugely appreciated and described as magical. One so loved the emptiness that she skipped the Buck’s Fizz breakfast and just kept on exploring, while another said it was time to give the show a miss for a couple of years as the whole thing “could have done with a less heavy mulching of virtue”.

The images on this page show Benton irises in Sarah Price’s garden, the Tea House in the Korean garden, Tulip Marilyn, the Japanese-inspired garden, Savills vegetable garden where Chelsea pensioners had fresh-picked vegetables cooked for their lunch and the Royal Entomological Society Garden. Thanks for these to Jane Furse, Nerissa Guest, Camilla Martin and Liz Ware and thank you to Diana Kerr-Martin for introducing members who didn’t know each other and distributing name badges at breakfast.