Tickets to Chelsea Flower Show 2007, the event which indisputably marks the start of the season, go on sale today (October 30 2006). The Show will run from May 22 to May 23, at the Royal Hospital, and feature the best of what the gardening world has to offer.Every year Chelsea showcases the finest examples of horticultural excellence, created by the best garden designers, plantsmen and plantswomen in the world.

2007 will see gold meal winners and visitor favourites Marcus Barnett, Philip Nixon and Andy Sturgeon returning to the Show. Mr Sturgeon is designing a show garden for Cancer Research UK, and Mr Barnett and Mr Nixon will be creating a garden for Savills inspired by the rolling countryside of central southern England.Other leading figures present will include Diarmuid Gavin, Sarah Eberle, Gabriella Pape and Isabelle Van Groeningen, and a highlight is certain to be Jinny Blom’s garden for Laurent Perrier.

Tickets can be booked in advance at www.rhs.org.uk/flowershows, and frankly should be because they sell out very quickly every year.