Chelsea Flower Show tickets sold out in record time

Tickets for the 2011 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show have now sold out, according to the organisation’s website.

The Telegraph reported that despite the fact that the Royal Horticultural Society was charging approximately £45 for an all-day pass; tickets have been exchanging hands for significantly more.

It reported that visitors to online auction site eBay have been bidding up to £250 per ticket.

This site is not alone, however, as the Telegraph reports that ticketlister.com is quoting up to £196.50 for a ticket, plus a so-called transaction fee of £43.50.

Likewise, it stated that internet ticket site viagogo.com are asking £253 for a ticket.

According to the Telegraph, the tickets sold out on May 6, which was the fastest time they had sold in the history of the show.

The RHS is currently running a Campaign for School Gardening whose aim is to introduce children to gardening.

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