RHS Chelsea Flower Show goes virtual for 2020

12th May 2020
Guruve's trade stand at Chelsea Flower Show
Guruve’s award-winning display at Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Chelsea Flower Show moves online

Earlier this year, the RHS took the difficult decision to cancel the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show this year.

The Royal Horticultural Society will be creating a virtual Chelsea Flower Show during show week. RHS members will be able to access special content on 18 May.

Follow @guruvedotcom and the hashtag #RHSChelsea on Twitter for news on the event.

Guruve's trade stand at Chelsea Flower Show
Guruve’s award-winning display at Chelsea Flower Show 2018

Long-standing Chelsea exhibitors have time on their hands!

Normally at this time of year, we would be working on site every hour of every day. It takes so much time and effort to build our award-winning Chelsea displays!

However, this year due to COVID lockdown restrictions the show isn’t happening and all exhibitors are feeling weirdly bereft! So many of our clients come to see our stand at Chelsea every year. Every day at the show we meet thousands of visitors.

Sculpture exhibitors at RHS Chelsea

In fact, we meet many people at Chelsea Flower Show who have come specifically to look for garden sculpture. The variety of garden sculpture on display at Chelsea is enormous! Last year there were over eighty exhibitors showing sculptures for the garden, in one form or another. There were sculptures in every conceivable material – not only stone, but stainless steel and bronze, wood, ceramics and more.

Shona sculpture at Chelsea Flower Show
Guruve’s display of Shona sculpture at Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (photo courtesy of David Bartholomew)

We believe our fantastic Shona sculptures from Zimbabwe are the best value sculptures that can be found at Chelsea Flower Show!

Hopefully by next Spring we will be back closer to normality, and the show will go ahead. We hope to see you all there once more in 2021. Until then, stay safe and well everyone.

Water Molecule by Agnes Mupariwa
Female sculptor Agnes Mupariwa from Zimbabwe with one of her sculptures

Agnes Mupariwa


Agnes Mupariwa was born in Zimbabwe in 1968. In the late 1990s, she started coming to the Chitungwiza Arts Centre, helping out the sculptors by sanding their sculptures (this is tedious and laborious work that sculptors are quick to give to someone else!). “In 2000, the hard physical work ignited my passion for stone and […]

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