Chelsea Flower show 2017: How to watch on television or get last-minute tickets

If you didn't manage to get tickets before they sold out, you can still enjoy the Chelsea Flower Show.

Every year, Chelsea Flower Show tickets sell out several weeks in advance – this year, they had all gone by the end of the first week in May.

If you want to buy tickets for 2018, you’d best put a note in your diary now and get on to it next March.

How to get last-minute tickets

If you’re desperate to get this week, some of the online ticketing sites have availability – if you don’t mind paying well over the face value of £35, that is.

Stubhub and Viagogo both have tickets for sale at the time of writing for various time slots during the week, starting from around £150.

How to watch on TV

The BBC has daily coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show:

  • WEEKDAY AFTERNOONSBBC1 there is a daily Chelsea Flower Show programme from 3.45pm-4.30pm from Monday 21 May to Friday 25 May inclusive.
  • WEEKDAY EVENINGS: For those not able to watch during the day, on BBC1 there is a daily Chelsea Flower show programme from 7.30pm-8pm, followed by another on BBC2 from 8pm-9pm, every day from Monday 21 May to Friday 25 May.
  • WEEKEND: On Saturday 26 May, the final day of the show, there is another programme on BBC2 from 8pm-9pm.


In addition, we’ll be featuring some of the best displays from the show throughout the week.