After the exotic orchid show last week , the RHS London shows introduces the more familiar but no less colourful spring flowers. On a beautiful warm London day, plenty of people made their way to The RHS Great London Plant Fair in the RHS Horticultural Halls.
The show offers a wonderful display of spring flowers with a wide selection of plants available from some of the top nurseries. Many of the visitors were stocking up on plants and getting tips and advice from the full programme of talks on spring flowers, given by the growers themselves.
The theme of the show this year is English Gardens, with a focus on innovative front gardens, and the RHS Lindley Hall features a display of front gardens, each showing how to use your garden space creatively.
The RHS is presenting Cultivation and Creativity, a show from the Bankside Gallery which will feature works depicting the four RHS Gardens as seen by Royal Watercolour Society artists.
The Halls have almost everything for the budding gardeners with a wide range of stalls and knowledgeable growers who are always ready to offer advice on your garden. RHS experts are also on hand to answer your questions on anything horticultural.
If your mind is on rest and relaxation rather than weeding, to get you ready for the warm summer evenings, RHS Spring Fair Late which will take place on Tuesday 14 April – visitors are invited to attend an elegant English Garden Party, complete with classical music, lawns & bunting, Pimms, and cucumber sandwiches. It will also remain open in the evening for late night shopping.
The show is held in the RHS Horticultural Halls, between 10am–9pm (14 April) and 10am–5pm (15 April). RHS Spring Fair Late is on between 6pm–9pm (14 April)
To find out more about the event or to buy tickets to the show , visit the RHS website here
National Gardening Week 2015
National Gardening Week is on between the 13 – 19 April and the first ever National Open Gardens Day: 17 April 2015
National Gardening Week was launched four years ago by the RHS and since then has grown into the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. Thousands of people, gardens, charities, retailers, culture and heritage organisations and groups get involved. Events and activities are being run up and down the country. From beginner’s workshops to guided walks, face painting to garden parties, there’s something for everyone.
National Open Gardens Day: 17 April
Gardens are one of the greatest things about the UK and this year, the RHS is launching the first ever National Open Gardens Day on 17 April to celebrate our wonderful array of gardens. This year, National Gardening Week asked gardens that normally charge for entry or are closed to the public on 17 April, to join us and open their doors for free. The RHS want to give as many people as possible the chance to visit them and find out for themselves what makes gardens so special.
The RHS is kick-starting the campaign and has committed to opening its four wonderful gardens – Wisley in Surrey, Hyde Hall in Essex, Rosemoor in North Devon and Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire – on 17 April. Many of the RHS Partner Gardens, National Gardens Scheme gardens and lots more have joined the campaign and will be throwing their doors open for free as well.
To find out more about the various events, visit the National Gardening Week website here
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