Your Cultural Calendar 2017: Dates for the diary
London life: exciting, unpredictable, growing bigger and more ridiculous every year. But there are some events that are timeless. We put them in our diary months in advance, they're reliably brilliant, traditional with a twist. Here are the dates.
Why go?: Five days in May that have been celebrated since 1912, the Royal Horticultural Society's flower show attracts a surprising celebrity audience. Perrenially Instagrammable, expect beauty and gentle rebellion. Past events of note have featured a garden in the air (2011) and a controversial winning sand dune (1993) that 'wasn't a garden'.
Last year's highlights: We loved the peachy, creamy Roald Dahl roses (pictured), the knitted red flowers carpeting the entrance and a garden highlighting the beauty of mathematics.
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