How to watch the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 for free online, Best in Show revealed, final day

How to watch the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 free – online and on TV
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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 is approaching the final day at Royal Hospital  Chelsea. The Queen has popped and the medal winners have been announced (full list below). UK viewers can the last few highlight shows free on BBC iPlayer. Outside the UK this week? Follow this guide on how to watch the Chelsea Flower Show for free from wherever you are in the world.

Watch the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Launch: 22nd May 2022 

Dates: 24th – 28th May 2022

FREE stream: BBC iPlayer (UK only)

Watch BBC iPlayer anywhere with ExpressVPN

US stream: Britbox ($6.99/month)

The Chelsea Flower show isn't merely the horticultural event of the summer, it's the place to be seen. Celebrity guests have included baker Mary Berry, TV host Nick Knowles and TV chef Ainsley Harriott.  

The exhibits making headlines this year include a sculptural portrait of Queen Elizabeth by florist Simon Lycett and a wild garden by Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri. Lulu Urquhart and Adam Hunt's A Rewilding Britain Landscape won Best in Show 2022. 

The 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show streams live on BBC iPlayer (free of charge) The final day is Saturday 28th May. Make sure you know how to watch the free Chelsea Flower Show live stream from where you are.

Chelsea Flower Show 2022 - BBC TV schedule

Launch show – 6pm, Sun 22nd May 2022 (BBC One / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 1 – 3.45pm, Mon 23rd May 2022 (BBC One / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 2 – 8pm, Mon 23rd May 2022 (BBC Two / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 3 – 3.45pm, Tues 24th May 2022 (BBC One / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 4 – 8pm, Tues 24th May 2022 (BBC Two / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 5 – 3.45pm, Weds 25th May 2022 (BBC One / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 6 – 7pm, Weds 25th May 2022 (BBC One / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 7 – 8pm, Weds 25th May 2022 (BBC Two / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 8 – 3.45pm, Thurs 26th May 2022 (BBC One / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 9 – 8pm, Thurs 26th May 2022 (BBC Two / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 10 – 3.45pm, Fri 27th May 2022 (BBC One / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 11 – 7pm, Fri 27th May 2022 (BBC One / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 12 – 8pm, Fri 27th May 2022 (BBC Two / BBC iPlayer)

Episode 13 – 6pm, Sat 28th May 2022 (BBC Two / BBC iPlayer)

Highlights – 5.45pm, Monday 26th May 2022 (BBC One / BBC iPlayer)

Watch Chelsea Flower Show 2022 for free

In the UK, BBC iPlayer will stream every episode of Chelsea Flower Show 2022 free of charge

Simply sign up for a BBC account with an email address and a UK postcode (e.g. W1A 1AA). Done? You're good to go!

Of course, BBC iPlayer is ONLY available within the UK (and with a valid TV licence).

Outside the UK? Simply use a VPN to access BBC iPlayer from overseas. Using a VPN is easy – simply follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Watch Chelsea Flower Show 2022 from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have a BBC account, you won't be able to access BBC iPlayer when outside the UK. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet. There are lots of VPNs to choose from, but we think ExpressVPN is one of the very best...

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How to use a VPN for Chelsea Flower Show

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Chelsea Flower Show 2022, you may wish to choose 'UK' for BBC iPlayer.

3. Then head over to BBC iPlayer on your browser or device and enjoy the Chelsea Flower Show free live stream.

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The Chelsea Flower Show live stream in the USA


(Image credit: BritBox)

In the US, the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show will stream live on BritBox. The opening show is on Sunday, 22nd May, at 1pm ET /10am PT. 

Subscription to Britbox costs from $6.99 a month.

Remember: UK nationals can use a VPN to watch free on BBC iPlayer, from abroad and without being blocked. Details just above.

RHS Gardening events calendar 2022 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show — 24–28 May 2022.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show — 23–26 June 2022.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival — 4–9 July 2022.

Chelsea Flower Show 2022 – full list of medal winners

A Rewilding Britain Landscape

Designers: Lulu Urquhart and Adam Hunt

Medal: Gold

Alder Hey Urban Foraging Station

Designers: Howard and Hugh Miller

Medal: Silver gilt

Brewin Dolphin Garden

Designer: Paul Hervey-Brookes

Medal: Silver

Hands off Mangrove by Grow2Know

Designer: Tayshan Hayden-Smith and Danny Clarke

Medal: Silver gilt

Medite Smart Ply Building the Future Garden

Designer: Sarah Eberle

Medal: Gold

Morris & Co.

Designer: Ruth Wilmot

Medal: Gold

The Meta Garden: Growing the Future

Designer: Joe Perkins

Medal: Gold

The Mind Garden

Designer: Andy Sturgeon

Medal: Gold

The New Blue Peter Garden - Discover Soil

Designer: Juliet Sargent

Medal: Silver Gilt

The Perennial Garden ‘With Love’

Designer: Richard Miers

Medal: Silver

The RAF Benevolent Fund Garden

Designer: John Everiss

Medal: Silver

The RNLI Garden

Designer: Chris Beardshaw

Medal: Gold

The St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots Garden

Designer: Cityscapes (Darryl Moore and Adolfo Harrison)

Medal: Silver

A Garden Sanctuary by Hamptons

Designer: Tony Woods

Medal: Gold

A Swiss Sanctuary

Designer: Lilly Gomm

Medal: Bronze

Connected, by Exante

Designer: Tania Suonio

Medal: Silver Gilt

Kingston Maurward The Space Within Garden

Designer: Michelle Brown

Medal: Silver Gilt

Out of the Shadows

Designer: Kate Gould

Medal: Gold

The Body Shop Garden

Designer: Jennifer Hirsch

Medal: Silver Gilt

The Boodles Travel Garden

Designer: Thomas Holbyn

Medal: Gold

The Place2Be Securing Tomorrow Garden

Designer: Jamie Butterworth

Medal: Gold

The Plantman’s Ice Garden

Designer: John Warland

Medal: Silver Gilt

The SSAFA Garden

Designer: Amanda Waring

Medal: Silver

The Stitcher’s Garden

Designer: Frederic Whyte

Medal: Silver

A Textile Garden for a Fashion Revolution

Designer: Lottie Deamain

Medal: Silver Gilt

The Core Arts Front Garden Revolution

Designer: Andy Smith-Williams

Medal: Gold

The Mother of Mothers Garden - ‘This too Shall Pass’

Designer: Pollyanna Wilkinson

Medal: Silver

The Wilderness Foundation UK Garden

Designer: Charlie Hawkes

Medal: Gold

Jay Day

Designer: Flock Party (Alison Orellana Malouf, Su-Yeon Angela Choi)

Medal: Bronze

The Blue Garden

Designer: Tom Wilkes-Rios

Medal: Silver

The Cirrus Garden

Designer: Jason Williams

Medal: Silver Gilt

The Potting Balcony Garden Sponsored by Viking

Designer: William Murray

Medal: Silver Gilt

A Mediterranean Reflection

Designer: Tanya K Wilson and Johanna Norlin

Medal: Silver

Mandala, Meditation and Mindfulness Garden

Designer: Nikki Hollier

Medal: Silver

The Enchanted Rain Garden

Designer: Bea Tann

Medal: Silver Gilt

The Still Garden

Designer: Jane Porter

Medal: Gold

The Wild Kitchen Garden

Designer: Ann Treneman

Medal: Silver Gilt

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