I did an 'ecological impact' stand there many moons ago - what a load of toffee-nosed twerps. The interest came on the last day when the public were scrabbling for the plants and other bargains.
I bought a packet of seeds...
Nevertheless - one of life's experiences.
I'm going on Saturday. Organised coach trip. We leave Coventry Friday morning, have the afternoon in Windsor, stay overnight near Heathrow, spend Saturday at the show and travel back on Saturday evening.
A pal of mine is setting up a stand there - he's representing some artistic Taiwanese group who want to display some carvings in niches on a S shaped wall. He says the whole show is a logistical nightmare for exhibitors and fewer and fewer British companies can be bothered with all the hassle and petty stupidity so the gap is being filled by overseas exhibitors, for whom Chelsea is still the last word in prestige.
Been a few times to Chelsea - great day out even getting up at the crack of dawn and travelling down from Scotland. Have watched a bit on the TV this year and it looks a bit boring somehow. Gardening Scotland is Ok as long as you don't think it will be anything like Chelsea, the best bit being that you can buy plants! (but check for hardiness in Scotland as a lot of the nurseries are English).
Been today, its a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Was there for 6 hours and didn't see it all, place was packed. Seen some amazing plants, displays and gardens. Missed the plant sale at the end though, had to get back to the coach.