Chelsea Flower Show is going to be showcased online with a series of virtual exhibitions after it was cancelled. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) said this summer would mark its first ever virtual version of the event at Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.

According to The daily Evening Standards, the show, which was taking place between May 18 and 23 will now include virtual garden tours, a school gardening club, virtual floral displays and experts who will give plant-growing tips.

Each day of the world-famous exhibition will now begin with a video tour by a leading designer, florist or gardener showing their back gardens. Growers from across Britain will offer virtual tours of their nurseries, while a daily school gardening club will bring families together for activities.

An interactive Q&A session will also take place each lunch time with a special guest and ticket-holders will be able to vote for awards including RHS Chelsea plant of the decade and RHS Chelsea product of the year.