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Review : RHS London Rose Show at the RHS Horticultural Halls – 29th to 30th May 2015

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Venue: RHS Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street, Westminster, London SW1P 2QW

After the excitement and crowds of the Chelsea Flower Show last week, the RHS in their latest London show,  celebrates one of England’s favourite flower at the RHS London Rose Show . Around the hall is a number of wonderful displays by specialist rose growers and florists. As well as the displays, visitors can gain expert advice and tips on how to grow and take care of roses, and learn about the many different varieties.

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Like many of the RHS London shows, the displays are just part of fun, in this event there will be  a  wide range of plants and rose-related products for sale on the day and a chance to sample different rose-based food and drink.

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In the middle of the hall is a display called Naivasha about the Kenyan Rose growing industry which produces up to 120,000 tons of fresh flowers every year and produces 50% of all roses grown in Africa. Many people may be unaware of the scale of the Kenyan operation due to the fact that the flowers are often bought and sold through Dutch flower auctions.

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There is a welcome back to the Horticultural Halls to Japanese botanical artist, Mayumi Ishii who won a silver medal at the RHS Botanical Art Show early in the year. Her wonderful display of Roses  artwork illustrated the incredible attention to detail that Japanese botanical artists in particular are famous for.

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Other artists works of art depicting many people’s favourite flower are on show in the hall with many pictures available to purchase.

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The show although based around the Rose has plenty of variety with a wide range of plants and rose-related products for sale, if you want to find out more about roses you can talk to the experts and attend a programme of talks on the subject.

The show is held in the RHS Horticultural Halls on the 29th to 30th May 2015 , between 10am–5pm both days.

RHS London Show tickets

RHS Members: free
Public: £5 in advance; £8 on the day

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

To find out more about the event or to buy tickets to the show , visit the RHS website here

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