RHS Shares highlights of flower shows in 2018
This year there will be some new features at some of the UK’s best loved RHS flower shows. Possibly the best known flower show, Chelsea (May 22nd-26th) will feature 10 new show gardens and will host the first ever ‘Chelsea Late’ on May 25th – this will be an evening filled with entertainment, demonstrations and music.
The newest flower show to the calendar, Chatsworth will return to the popular 1000-acre estate in Derbyshire and will for the first time at an RHS show feature a mass-planting of 12,000 Cosmos flowers. The display will create a ‘vision of pink’ outside the front of the house for visitors to walk among. The show will also host more than 100 varieties of the Phalaenopsis Orchid. There will also be an exhibit discovering the evolution of plants called Evolve: Through the Roots of Time which will guide visitors through prehistoric landscapes from millions of years ago.
The RHS Tatton Park Flower Show will have its first ‘Poisonous Garden’ with flowers like the Angel’s Trumpet and toxic foxgloves as well as carnivorous plants. The Flower School, also new for 2018, will offer hands on experience with workshops and talks plus an interactive floristry demonstration from Simon Lycett.