The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) presents a number of exciting talks and events at its gardens this summer, the two nearest to London are the RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey and RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex.
1-4 June: Family Gardening Show, RHS Garden Wisley
The whole family can enjoy this fantastic event which will see fascinating talks, workshops and a special In The Night Garden zone, hosting plenty of children’s activities.
17-18 June: Plant Society Show, RHS Garden Wisley
A chance to chat to the experts for plant advice while enjoying lovely displays of colourful and unusual plants from specialist societies. There will also be plant care demonstrations and the opportunity to purchase plants and seeds which aren’t widely available.
17-18 June: Rose Weekend, RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Discover RHS Garden Hyde Hall in full bloom this weekend which offers a series of walks and talks showcasing the beautiful Rose Garden.
24 June-30 July: Surrey Sculpture Society Exhibition, RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Discover the range of creations showcasing a huge variety of materials and styles from the Surrey Sculpture Society as it returns to the gardens for this delightful exhibition.
1 July: Jazz Evening, RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Back by popular demand, the Sunshine Kings return for an evening of jazz as visitors sit back, relax and enjoy as they take in the stunning views of the garden.
1-31 July: Alison Catchlove Sculpture Exhibition, RHS Garden Wisley
An exhibition of Alison’s quirky nature-inspired sculptures will be on display around the garden throughout the month.
14-15 July: Summer Nights Film Screening, RHS Garden Wisley
A chance to experience your favourite films in the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Wisley with classics Greece and Top Gun.
15-16 July: Global Growth Vegetable Garden Opening Weekend, RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Join RHS Garden Hyde Hall to celebrate the opening of their major new garden development. Designed by Lady Xa Tollemache, the garden will harvest fruit and vegetables from around the world. There will be a variety of talks and tours, cooking demonstrations, and tastings taking place and little visitors can also discover salad dressing making.
15-16 July: ArtsFest, RHS Garden Wisley
This event celebrates the summer with music, dance, magic, craft and performances as it showcases the beautiful Garden in the summer.
22 July: Outdoor Cinema Evening – Bridesmaids, RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Partnering with Essex Outdoor Cinema, RHS Garden Hyde Hall will be screening this popular film for one evening only. Food and drink will also be available to buy or guests are welcome to bring their own picnic.
2017 celebrates 75 years since Enid Blyton’s very first Famous Five book, ‘Five On A Treasure Island’, was published. To mark the occasion the RHS has teamed up with Enid Blyton Entertainment and Hodder Children’s Books to offer a range of events and activities this summer, from themed crafts to garden games and storytelling.
3-6 Aug: Hyde Hall Flower Show, RHS Garden Hyde Hall
A beautiful presentation of specialist nurseries, floral displays and trade stands, including many RHS Chelsea Flower Show medal winners. There will be a shopping emporium of quality plants, a floral art marquee, an artist’s pavilion, a variety of food and drink plus live music – this show is not to be missed!
12 Aug: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Theatre Evening, RHS Garden Hyde Hall
The Pantaloons are back to give Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream a fresh twist. Guests can experience this new exciting performance as the sun sets over the gardens.
17 Aug: Summer Shopping Evening, RHS Garden Hyde Hall
A chance to browse the RHS Shop and Plant Centre’s summer sale offering up to 50% off and a chilled glass of prosecco for the early birds.
19 Aug-24 Sep: Surrey Sculpture Society Trail, RHS Garden Wisley
Visitors can take a late summer wander around Wisley with this unique art experience featuring over 60 sculptures by some of the South East’s finest artists.
20 Aug: Classic Car Day, RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Welcoming an array of local Classic and Sports Car Clubs, this event will see Jaguar Cars, Morgans, Porsches and Austin 7’s come together for car lovers and families alike.
For more information or to book tickets for London Shows, visit the RHS website here
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