The RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show begins this week, kicking off a summer full of shows at RHS gardens around the country.
RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show
This year the show is celebrating the Queen’s 90 th birthday with a dazzling marquee full of floral displays by Essex artists; the new Artists’ Pavilion showcases work from more local talent, from stained glass painting and photography to botanical art. And of course at the heart of the show are the mouthwatering plant displays by the county’s best: you’ll find 60 specialist nurseries and trade stands including 16 which are at the show for the first time.
Other RHS Gardens
Other shows at RHS gardens this year include the Autumn Plant Festival at RHS Harlow Carr in Yorkshire, held on 3-4 September, in association with plant conservation charity Plant Heritage. The spotlight is on late summer flowering plants with experts on hand for advice and information. And at RHS Garden Wisley there’s the celebrated Wisley Flower Show, from 6-11 September; a six-day floral extravaganza with a record 55 nurseries and 21 trade stands taking part, including many medal winners from the RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows, as well as the National Dahlia Society Show. For more details on all these shows, visit www.rhs.org.uk.