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    How to watch RHS Chelsea Flower Show online or on TV

    By Adam Marshall,

    2024-05-18

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    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show returns this week, with the 2024 edition giving some of the world's best gardeners the chance to produce their most beautiful, most gobsmacking designs for the world to enjoy. The BBC's daily coverage kicks off on Monday, May 20.

    You can watch RHS Chelsea Flower Show programming for free in the UK on BBC TV and the iPlayer streaming service. But don't worry if you're on holiday while it's on, because you can watch 2024 RHS Chelsea Flower Show from anywhere with a VPN .

    Quick links

    UK: BBC iPlayer (free with licence fee)
    US:
    BritBox
    AU:
    BritBox
    How to use a VPN to watch any stream

    For anybody with even the faintest hint of green fingers, the Royal Horticultural Society's annual tentpole event is an essential date on the calendar. The Chelsea Flower Show is a Great British institution — a favorite of the royal family that has been running since 1912.

    Talking of great institutions, national treasure Monty Don is back to guide viewers through the flora and fauna. The BBC goes big on Flower Show coverage, with at least two programmes per day and some of its most loved presenting talent cleaning off their trowels to dig in to all the best bits from the event.

    With sustainability the key message that the RHS wants to reinforce this year, the beauty and wonder of the exhibits all leads up to Friday, May 24, when the serious business of the awards takes place.

    If you can't be among the 150,000+ visitors to West London and just want to enjoy some bloomin' good television, here's how to watch the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from anywhere in the world. We've got all the information you'll need below.

    How to watch RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the UK for free

    The BBC's coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show kicks off properly on BBC One at 3.45 pm UK on Monday, May 20. It has programmes twice or three times a day from Monday, 20 through to Friday, 24 across BBC One and Two (see the full schedule below).

    All episodes — together with the Countdown to Chelsea preview show — are also available to watch online on BBC iPlayer. The BBC iPlayer is free to watch for licence fee payers.

    If you're traveling outside the UK, you might want to use a VPN to access your usual BBC iPlayer account. Instructions below.

    RHS Flower Show 2024 episode schedule

    • Episode 1: Monday, May 20 at 3.45 pm, BBC One
    • Episode 2: Monday, May 20 at 8 pm, BBC Two
    • Episode 3: Tuesday, May 21 at 3.45 pm, BBC One
    • Episode 4: Tuesday, May 21 at 8 pm, BBC Two
    • Episode 5: Wednesday, May 22 at 3.45 pm, BBC One
    • Episode 6: Wednesday, May 22 at 7 pm, BBC One
    • Episode 7: Wednesday, May 22 at 8 pm, BBC Two
    • Episode 8: Thursday, May 23 at 3.45 pm, BBC One
    • Episode 9: Thursday, May 23 at 8 pm, BBC Two
    • Episode 10: Friday, May 24 at 3.45 pm, BBC One
    • Episode 11: Friday, May 24 at 7 pm, BBC One
    • Episode 12: Friday, May 24 at 8 pm, BBC Two

    (All dates and times are UK BST)

    How to watch RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024 in the US

    International streams of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show can be found on BritBox — the streaming service that specializes in British TV.

    Coverage gets going from Monday, May 20, but you'll also find the Countdown to Chelsea preview show on the platform.

    BritBox is available in the US for $8.99 a month or $89.99 for a whole year and you can try the service out thanks to its 7-day free trial.

    How to watch RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024 in Australia

    You can watch RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage in Australia on BritBox , with Countdown to Chelsea starting things off from Monday, May 20.

    In Australia, BritBox costs AU$9.99 a month or AU$99.99 for a whole year. Anybody new to the service can also try it out first its 7-day free trial.

    How to watch RHS Chelsea Flower Show from anywhere with a VPN

    You can watch RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage on the streaming services above by using a VPN — no matter where you are in the world!

    Normally a streaming service will know where you are trying to tune in from and block you if you're not in the right country but a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an app that hides your location. That means you can access your usual sports and entertainment services even while you're traveling abroad.

    Our favorite VPN is NordVPN , which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar , where you'll find a deeper reader on the best VPN services available right now.


    How to use a VPN to watch any stream

    • Download the app at NordVPN
    • Choose the location of the streaming service you want to watch (UK, US, etc)
    • Navigate to the streaming service and start watching!
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    All you need to know about 2024 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    What awards can be won at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show?

    Gardens

    • Best Show Garden
    • Best Construction Award (Show Garden)
    • Best Sanctuary Garden
    • Best Construction Award (Sanctuary Garden)
    • Best Balcony & Container Garden
    • Best All About Plants Garden

    BBC / RHS People’s Choice Award

    • People’s Choice Show Garden
    • People’s Choice Balcony / Container Garden
    • People’s Choice Sanctuary / All About Plants Garden

    Great Pavilion

    • Best Exhibit in the Great Pavilion
    • The President’s Award
    • New Design Award
    • RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year
    • Best Discovery Exhibit

    House Plant Studios

    • Best House Plant Studio

    Floristry

    • Best Floristry Exhibit
    • Ambassadors’ Choice

    Tradestands

    • Best Tradestand
    • RHS Chelsea Sustainable Garden Product of the Year

    What is the theme for the 2024 RHS Chelsea Flower Show?

    It's not a specific theme as such, but the RHS is aiming to make the 2024 Flower Show "the greenest Chelsea yet".

    "This year we are working closely with all our garden designers to bring the most sustainable gardens we can to the show," says Chelsea Show Manager, Gemma Lake. "They are using eco-techniques, low carbon materials and processes that are not only reducing their impact on the environment, but also reducing our waste at the end of the show."

    How do I get tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show 2024?

    If you're going to be near West London and eager to see the splendor of the 2024 Chelsea Flower Show , tickets are still available from Tuesday to Saturday and can be purchased here .

    Prices for the public start from £55.85 (around $70 USD), with RHS members eligible for a discount.

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