Brexit clouds gather over Chelsea flower show as sponsorship wilts


This year there will be just eight show gardens – down from 18 – as several major sponsors withdraw from London event

The number of major show gardens may have been pruned back heavily as some key sponsors have pulled out, but the Chelsea flower show’s gala opening night on Monday remains one of the prime events of the London social calendar.

This year there will be just eight show gardens – down from at least 14 last year as some long-term supporters including the Daily Telegraph, which has sponsored a show garden at Chelsea for at least nine years, and Brewin Dolphin, which had sponsored gardens for five years, have pulled out. Other key names L’Occitane and Harrods have also made their excuses.

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May 19th, 2017 by