Gardening Scotland

3rd – 5th June 2016

For three days the grounds of the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh undergo a transformation in an explosion of scent and colour. This is Gardening Scotland – the national gardening and outdoor living Show and Scotland’s gardening festival!

It is the biggest plant fair in Scotland and will take place from Friday, 3rd to Sunday 5th June 2016.  Promising to provide everything from an abundance of beautiful plants to tools, equipment, garden furniture and all the inspiration you could need to make your garden grow.

In nurseries across the UK, leading growers are already tending to the plants that they will bring to next year’s Show to provide gardeners with inspiration, information and top quality plants.

RHS Chelsea Show

 

24th – 28th May 2016

Once again, Chelsea will be packed with amazing plant displays and the best cutting-edge garden designs

For five days in May, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea will be transformed into the world’s greatest flower show.Some of the show-stopping displays include:

  • Photographic exhibits and a floral arch to celebrate the 90th birthday of the RHS patron, HM the Queen.
  • A 60-foot carriage from Belmond British Pullman, which will form part of the 6,000sq ft planted-up station in the Great Pavilion
  • The RHS Garden for Health, Happiness and Horticulture designed by Ann-Marie Powell, and the Modern Apothecary Garden designed by RHS Ambassador Jekka McVicar
  • The memorable poppies tribute by Phillip Johnson at the entrance to the show
  • Horticultural showman Diarmuid Gavin is back with The British Eccentrics Garden featuring bizarre garden gadgetry that comes to life every 15 minutes
  • An acoustic garden inspired by world-leading percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie will play musical notes to visitors
  • Horticultural inspiration from around the world, including Jordan, the Netherlands, Cambodia, Japan, Chile, Australia and more

Exceptional garden designs

In 2016 there will be spectacular show gardens, showcasing the exceptional talent of a handful of carefully selected garden designers. Each illustrates the possibilities of garden design, landscaping and plantsmanship, and collectively they deliver a broad range of design styles and celebrate diverse themes. Alongside the Show Gardens are the smaller garden categories. The Artisan Gardens pay homage to traditional and contemporary artisan skills, and the Fresh Gardens category incorporate innovative materials and challenging ideas.

Celebrating HM the Queen’s 90th Birthday

The RHS patron, HM the Queen, will be celebrating her 90th birthday in 2016.  To mark the occasion, RHS Chelsea Flower Show features will include photographic exhibits and a floral arch.

Health, Happiness and Horticulture

The theme of this year’s show will champion the health and wellbeing benefits of greening-up our grey spaces.  Features in the ‘RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden for Health, Happiness and Horticulture’, designed by leading garden designer and BBC presenter Ann-Marie Powell, provide ideas for visitors to take home to their own gardens.

Greening Grey Britain is an RHS call to action to get the nation to transform hard, cold grey areas into planted-up beautiful places, to improve lives and help the environment.

This theme is incorporated in several designs at RHS Chelsea this year. Chris Beardshaw’s collaboration with Morgan Stanley has produced a unique Show Garden that will be relocated to the heart of Great Ormond Street Hospital after the show as a therapeutic space for parents. Alison Doxey and Stephen Welch have designed ‘The Garden Bed’ as a green space for hospice patients.

‘Healthy gardens, healthy gardeners’ by Coventry University will explore how gardening can be a form of exercise, if undertaken in the correct manner. The interactive feature in the Discovery Zone will show how hard a gardener’s muscles are working as he labours.

Explore stunning floral and horticultural exhibits

In the Great Pavilion more than 100 specialist plant breeders, nurseries and societies will create breath-taking floral exhibits with plants at the peak of perfection. Among the highlights here you’ll also find the interactive Discovery zone with thought-provoking displays, many created by plant scientists and colleges, highlighting the significance of plant science.

Close by, the winners in the regional heats of RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year, RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year, and RHS Chelsea Floristry College of the Year, will be crafting glorious floral displays, while outside in the Floral Design Studio members of NAFAS will be competing for medals.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show

Harrogate Spring Show 2016

Rated Britain’s top gardening event by Which?, this prestigious event will run from 21 – 24 April 2016, featuring beautiful show gardens, our spectacular new Plant Pavilion, great shopping, live entertainment and the biggest exhibition by florists and flower arrangers in the country.

 

http://www.flowershow.org.uk/spring-show-2016

 

 

RHS London Plant Extravaganza & Orchid Show

Get spring off to a flying start at the show.

Spring started early with the RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza (featuring the RHS London Orchid Show) at the RHS Lindley and Lawrence Halls. Exhibits included an amazing selection of spring plants, must-have gardening sundries and a spectacular array of exotic, as well as hardy, orchids.


Date: 1 – 2 April 2016
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: RHS Lindley Hall and RHS Lawrence Hall, London

Philadelphia Flower Show 2016!

It opens to the public starting March 5, 2016.

The 2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, will celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service and our country’s majestic natural landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture.

PHS welcomes you to the Flower Show, an amazing world of great gardening and design that dates back to 1829. This event is special for so many reasons and number one on the list is that it takes place at a time of year when we crave color and beauty from our gardens. The Flower Show offers this and so much more.

The 2016 Flower Show theme “Explore America” will take visitors through acres of displays inspired by iconic parks like Acadia and Cape Cod, Valley Forge and Shenandoah, Yellowstone, Yosemite and many other parks and historic sites and created by the nation’s premier floral and garden designers.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the National Park Service are natural partners, sharing a common mission to protect and care for natural resources and preserve green spaces. Through “Explore America,” PHS and the Park Service are engaging those who know and love the parks, and inviting a new generation to discover the special places that belong to us all.

Find all of the info you will need on the Philadelphia Flower Show home page here: http://theflowershow.com