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Chelsea Flower Show BBC TV programmes 2019

David and Harry Rich. Picture; BBC
David and Harry Rich. Picture; BBC

More than 14 hours of RHS Chelsea TV programmes!

If you can’t get to the Chelsea Flower Show this year, it’s handy to know when the BBC’s programmes are on, as the broadcaster has a scattergun approach to airing coverage!

It’s a mixture of old favourites and newer faces for the 2019 shows, with the Rich Brothers (Dave and Harry) and The One Show’s Angellica Bell joining the presenting line-up for the daytime coverage on BBC One.

Gardeners’ World’s Monty Don and Joe Swift and Sophie Raworth will be back, along with Carol Klein, Rachel De Thame, Adam Frost, Nick Bailey, James Wong, Toby Buckland, Arit Anderson, Mark Lane, Frances Tophill and Juliet Sargent.

Angellica Bell, RHS Chelsea presenter. Picture; BBC
Angellica Bell, RHS Chelsea presenter. Picture; BBC

The latest in horticulture

They will provide more than 14 hours of coverage, including coming live from the showground as well as shining the spotlight on the latest designs and planting innovations in the horticultural world.

Joining them as guests are Mary Berry, BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley and Eat Well For Less and Britain in Bloom presenter Chris Bavin.

Partnering up with Angellica Bell on the daytime show will be the Rich brothers, Harry and Dave, dubbed the cool guys of the gardening world.

Coverage began on Sunday, 12 May with Adam Frost and Sandy Toksvig’s preview show, The Road To Chelsea (available on iPlayer) – more on this here.

Jo Swift and Sophie Raworth. Picture; BBC/Glenn Dearin
Jo Swift and Sophie Raworth. Picture; BBC/Glenn Dearin

Chelsea Flower Show programme schedule

All programmes are subject to schedule alterations and are correct at time of going to press.

Sunday, 19 May

The Launch Show presented by Joe Swift and Sophie Raworth, BBC One, 6pm

Monday, 20 May
  • VIP-packed press day, presented by Angellica Bell and the Rich Brothers, BBC One, 3.45pm
  • Highlights of press day, with Joe Swift and Sophie Raworth, BBC One, 7.30pm
  • Jo Swift and Monty Don analyse the designs and floral displays, BBC Two, 8pm
Tuesday, 21 May
  • Medals Day coverage presented by Angellica Bell and the Rich Brothers, BBC One, 3.45pm
  • Medals analysis with Jo Swift and Monty Don, BBC Two, 8pm
Wednesday, 22 May
  • Inspirational ideas from the show with Angellica Bell and the Rich Brothers, BBC One, 3.45pm
  • 60-minute show with Joe Swift and Sophie Raworth looking at new ways of relaxing in your garden, BBC One, 7pm
  • Jo Swift and Monty Don look at how trees are making a big impact at Chelsea, BBC Two, 8pm
Monty Don and Joe Swift. Picture; BBC/Glenn Dearing
Monty Don and Joe Swift. Picture; BBC/Glenn Dearing
Thursday, 23 May
  • Live news from the show with Angellica Bell and the Rich Brothers, BBC One, 3.45pm
  • Jo Swift and Monty Don meet this year’s first timers, BBC Two, 8pm
Friday, 24 May
  • Angellica Bell and the Rich Brothers share their highlights of this year’s show, BBC One, 3.45pm
  • Joe Swift and Sophie Raworth are joined by May Berry, BBC One, 7.30pm
  • Jo Swift and Monty Don meet the winner of the People’s Choice Award, BBC Two, 8.30pm
Saturday, 25 May

Highlights show with Monty Don and Joe Swift, BBC Two

Sunday, 26 May

Highlights show presented by Joe Swift and Sophie Raworth, BBC One

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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