It is always a sign that spring is on its way when the RHS open their first London Show of the year, The RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair seeks to inspire the large number of visitors with a number of attractions in both the Lindley and Lawrence Halls.
A large number of winter colour and early-flowering plants are on display by leading UK nurseries and growers who were selling plants and bulbs such as snowdrops and daffodils.
It is not just flowers on display, carrying on the tradition of previous years there is a large potato display with plenty of different varieties for sale.
In the halls, there are plenty of shopping opportunities available, with stalls selling books, tools, outdoor furniture, crafts, plants, gardening accessories and prints.
Designs for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 are previewed at an exclusive exhibition in the Lindley Hall, which includes images, design sketches and items that have inspired gardens and some of the designers were attending answering questions.
As usual the standard of the displays are very high and you can notice the occasional Gold Medal awarded by the RHS amongst the plants.
Perhaps as a reference to Valentine’s Day , above the hall hung a stunning floral installation of an anatomical heart, created by RHS Floral Artist in Residence Fiona Haser Bizony from flowers grown on her own farm near Bath. For those with large gardens, a large variety of pots were available.
One of the most popular aspects of the RHS London Shows is series of talks on a number of gardening subjects and RHS experts are always on hand to answer those gardening queries to enable you to get in good shape for the main growing season.
It might have been a freezing cold day, but the bright winter sunshine encouraged a large crowd to attend the first RHS London show of the year. The London Shows provide plenty of ideas and inspiration for serious or new gardeners, there is plenty of friendly advice from growers and RHS experts and a large number of events to keep visitors entertained.
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For more information or to book tickets for London Shows, visit the RHS website here
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