Chelsea PensionersThe famous Chelsea Flower Show is next week in London.  This annual event takes place on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the site of many events during IAHSA’s 8th International Conference in London in July.

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1682, the Royal Hospital has changed little in its long history.   There are few institutions in the United Kingdom with an unbroken three centuries of service and none of them is so close to the heart of the nation as the “Men in Scarlet’, the Chelsea Pensioners who call this historic site home.

I have had a chance to visit RHC a number of times during trips to London and I encourage all of you to take advantage of this unique opportunity when you’re at the IAHSA conference.

In addition to hosting a tour on Sunday 19 July, IAHSA is also conducting the closing reception in the grand hall at the Royal Hosptial on Wednesday 22 July.    You don’t want to miss either event!!