Friday, 6 January 2017

Admire Britain's Beautiful Blooms

The world's most famous flower show will take place in London's Chelsea in May – one of a range of events providing ample opportunity to admire Britain's beautiful blooms.

The Chelsea Flower Show has been running since 1913, and is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). It attracts some of the best international garden designers, who create innovative, themed show gardens for visitors to explore, as well as nurseries and flower clubs, who contribute glorious displays.

This year's show takes place between 23-27 May, but with demand for tickets very high why not try another of the RHS shows taking place around the country? The series starts in London on 14-15 February with an early spring plant fair, and continues through the year.

New for 2017 are flower shows at grand stately home Chatsworth, in Derbyshire, and Rosemoor, a RHS garden in north Devon.

The schedule for 2017 is as follows:


7-9 April: RHS Flower Show Cardiff

Central England

11-14 May: RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Worcestershire
23-24 September: RHS Malvern Autumn Show, Worcestershire

South-east England

23-27 May: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London
4-9 July: RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Surrey
3-6 August: RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show, Essex
5-10 September 2017: RHS Wisley Flower Show, Surrey

Northern England

7-11 June: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Derbyshire
23-25 June: RHS Harlow Carr Flower Show, North Yorkshire

North-west England

19-23 July: RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, Cheshire

South-west England

18-20 August 2017: RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show, Devon

Events are also taking place throughout the year in London. For more information on any of the shows, see the RHS website.

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