This year's RHS Great London Plant Fair show is all about the traditional English garden, filling the Horticultural Halls with spring blooms for green-fingered gardeners to stock up on and take note from the adventurous new flowers at the trade stands. You'll also find a series of interesting talks, for the serious plant enthusiast, and a sweet display of watercolours depicting the changing seasons and life of the four permanent RHS gardens.
For the next generation of the Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal winners, take a look at the front gardens designed by the RHS Young Designer of the Year 2015 candidates: Josh Chapman, Kate Savill and Tamara Bridge. If you miss them in London, each of the young designers also has a show garden at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park this year.
RHS London event
Our highlight has to be the RHS Spring Fair Late, where visitors can kick off their gardening gloves and enjoy a delightful English Garden Party, with games on the freshly-cut lawn, ice-cold Pimms and tea tasting, delicious cucumber sandwiches and live music from the Gypsy jazz band. You'll also want to try the the handcrafted springtime cocktails from Midnight Apothecary and florally flavoured macaroons.
The Great London Plant Fair is a quintessentially British day out from the Royal Horticultural Society.
|What||RHS Great London Plant Fair 2015|
|Where||Royal Horticultural Halls, Elverton Street, London, SW1P 2QW | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Victoria (underground)|
14 Apr 15 – 15 Apr 15, 10am–9pm (14 April) and 10am–5pm (15 April).
|Price||£8 on the door, £5 in advance|
|Website||Click here to book tickets|