Visit us on Stand SR16 from the 21st – 25th May 2019

The very first ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ formerly known as the Royal Horticultural Society Great Spring Show was originally held all the way back in 1862 at the RHS garden in Kensington. With a further move to Temple Gardens in the centre of London in 1888, the show continued until its cancellation in 1912.

1912 saw the rebirth of the show, now known as the Royal International Horticultural Exhibition, at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. After the huge popularity of this one-off event, the Great Spring Show was permanently moved to its new home at the hospital. With further name and format changes throughout the start of the 20th century, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show finally began in all its glory!

Today the show is the most well-known gardening show in the UK – if not the world – and is attended by 157,000 visitors every year. Culinary have been delighted to exhibit at Chelsea for the past 8 years and it fast became (and still is!) one of our favourite shows to attend.

Last year, our show team were awarded a 5* – something that we are incredibly proud of. The team work extremely hard in the months before the show - planning out how our stand will look, how we will showcase our newest collections and sourcing all of the finishing touches. From the perfect paint colour to bold and bright botanical themed wallpapers and then, of course, the final addition – all of the plants and flowers we decorate the stand with! 

Here's a few photos from our award-winning stands in 2018 >

When creating our collections, we draw inspiration from nature and botanical designs which is why our products look so good when styled, or even filled, with flowers or foliage.

The high shine finish of our stainless-steel vases creates a striking contrast when filled with eye-catching flowers such as dahlias, lupins and stocks. Whilst our statement punch bowls stand out against a backdrop of palms and other greenery.

Our Test Tube Lighting and Vases were a huge hit last year, with each test tube the perfect size for a single stem, allowing you to change up your room as often as you like! We filled our Test Tube Chandelier with small, delicate stems in vibrant, Spring colours. Be as creative as you like with how you fill yours!

As well as our beautiful decorative accessories, we also have a stunning range of velvet furniture- including our best-selling Chelsea Tulip chair which has been given a fresh look for 2019.

Named in honour of the show, the chair features new polished metallic legs, complementing the plush velvet upholstery, available in a selection of beautiful colours including dusty pink and silver grey. The scalloped edges and mid-century styling make this the perfect accessory for any room.

A great seasonal accessory, our lanterns are perfect for BBQ’s and parties. Fill with candles or lights to illuminate your relaxed Summer evenings. When the weather turns, bring them inside for warm and cosy candle lit nights.

What's in Store For 2019...

Every Spring, we introduce hundreds of new products to our collection and this year is no exception. RHS Chelsea is one of our first opportunities to bring these products straight to the customer and we love seeing people's reactions to the designs we have lovingly created. If you're visiting us at Chelsea this year you can expect to see...

Velvet Crush

Our chair and footstool collections have been joined by even more fabulous designs for 2019. From classical 'Cannes' to curvaceous 'Leo', all of our plush velvet style finish chairs are available in an array of key colours for the season ahead. 

New additions also include our Emmie and Colonial Ottomans, a stylish way to add some extra storage space to a room. Both finished in soft velvet upholstery and available in a choice of thirteen on-trend colours.

For a touch of retro style, our velvet Drummer and Small Footstools look fantastic against a backdrop of palms and foliage. Available in a choice of striking colours.

Vases Galore

You'll find beautiful blooms in abundance at the show and, if you're partial to displaying a bouquet or two around the home, our stunning metal vases will ensure you create a truly eye-catching display.

Our Bloom Collection is new for 2019 and not your average vase. These round vases come in three sizes, colours and styles, with the biggest at half a metre tall! Fill these with vases with large headed blooms such as hydrangeas or peonies for a real statement.

If you’re looking for something a little sleeker, our new Colonial and Dynasty vases are ideal. The cylindrical, polished finish will complement any style of décor, whilst showing off your perfect perennials!

Garden Lanterns

Light up balmy evenings spent outdoors with our sleek silver lanterns. Perfect for use in the garden, these are a must-have accessory for al-fresco socialising during the Summer months.

The contrast of the industrial finish of our new Galvanised Belize and Trapezium lanterns looks great against a rustic, cottage garden. Or for a classic, elegant look, take a look at our new Belize and Tashi lanterns with their tall, sleek designs.

We have also sourced the perfect long burn, non-drip pillar candles to complement our lanterns but they also look fantastic filled with outdoor fairy lights or even foliage, which makes them perfect for our fickle British weather! 

Beautiful Barware

As the evenings stretch out, it brings with it the opportunity to spend more time with friends and family. Enhance any social event with some of our beautiful barware and be the host with the most.  Don't forget to keep an eye out for the newest additions to our bestselling Octopus and Stag collections at the show too!

We have also added some new designs to our growing drinks trolley selection - a great way to store and showcase your barware, such as our new Pineapple Collection. We’ve revamped the retro classic, and our pineapple-shaped ice buckets and wine coolers are the finishing touch to cocktail hour!

Other Reasons to Visit the Show

As well as retail therapy, RHS Chelsea offers so much to see and do…

Relax at Wedgwood’s Tea Conservatory and enjoy a complimentary tea tasting experience of their Wonderlust Collection. Sample exotic influences from around the world as well as Wedgwood’s 260th anniversary collection, Wild Strawberry Gold.

Visit Malvern Garden Buildings who have created a studio inspired by Virginia Woolf’s writing lodge at Monk’s House to mark the 90th anniversary since the publication of her essay exploring female creativity, A Room of One's Own. The interior will be styled as a writing retreat, just like the one used by Virginia Woolf with objects from her era.

Finally, it wouldn’t be Chelsea without visiting the stunning show gardens! Top designers will bring along their state-of-the-art ideas, offering plenty of inspiration for you to take home.

For even more things to do, check out these top things to see put together by the RHS

See even more on the RHS website and further information on how to plan your day.

Visit Culinary Concepts on Stand SR16 from the 21st – 25th May 2019