RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 22-26 May

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 22-26 May

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, but not so at the Chelsea Flower Show. Between May 22nd and May 26th, an estimated 157,000 horticulturalists will be flooding through the gates of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the world’s most prestigious horticultural event. For nearly a...

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‘Plants That Heal’ charity exhibition to join Chelsea Fringe line-up

‘Plants That Heal’ charity exhibition to join Chelsea Fringe line-up

As part of the 2018 Chelsea Fringe, Royal Brompton & Harefield is hosting a botanical art exhibition. The exhibition, ‘Plants That Heal’, focusses on plants that are used in cardiac and respiratory medicine. The exhibition runs Saturday 19 May – Sunday 27 May at Glasshouse Café & Bar with pop-up...

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Snowdrops fall from the sky at RHS London early spring plant fair

Snowdrops fall from the sky at RHS London early spring plant fair

The RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair (13-14 February) returns for 2018 with striking displays combining the natural beauty of the season with design innovation and a never-seen-before hanging collection of snowdrops. Donated from gardens all over the country, the stunning installation will see snowdrops cascading down from the ceiling...

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Sunshine and potatoes

Sunshine and potatoes

The Chelsea Flower Show took place on 23rd – 27th May this year and it was absolutely roasting, the humans trapped inside full body tree suits posed a serious safety concern should their perspiration slide them right off their stilts. They can’t have been the only hired entertainment on the...

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Transform your garden in time for the Chelsea Flower Show

Transform your garden in time for the Chelsea Flower Show

In run up to the Chelsea Flower Show, KCWToday is looking into practical ways that those of us who aren’t quite exhibition level gardeners can get in on the action and get your garden ready for the sunshine. Getting the garden ready for summer can be a daunting task after...

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Chocolate grows on trees in Chelsea

Chocolate grows on trees in Chelsea

Currently ripening in the steamy heat of the “tropical corridor” at Chelsea Physic Garden is a cocoa pod, the fruit of the Theobroma cacao Theobroma cacao, theobroma meaning food of the gods in Latin, has strong ties to the Physic Garden. In 1689 Hans Sloane returned to London from working as a...

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Orchid festival returns to Kew gardens

Orchid festival returns to Kew gardens

Kew Gardens are celebrating their 22nd annual orchid festival in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, surrounding visitors with the flamboyant colours and sounds of India all contained in a steamy glasshouse. Running until March 5, The festival features vibrant decorations with life-sized animal figures including an elephant, a peacock and a monkey. Festival-goers...

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Snowdrop Festival returns to Chelsea Physic Garden

Snowdrop Festival returns to Chelsea Physic Garden

Due to Chelsea Physic Garden’s unique warm microclimate, visitors will be able to see snowdrops in January, before the rest of the country, as part of the garden’s annual Snowdrop Festival. Once again Head Gardener Nick Bailey and his team will be creating an innovative display, elevating the snowdrops so...

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2017 RHS Flower Show Tickets on Sale

2017 RHS Flower Show Tickets on Sale

Public tickets for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) 2017 Flower Shows are now on sale. Ticket prices range from £10 – £63 with discounts available, as well as Kids Go Free to the RHS Flower Shows at Cardiff, Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park. The RHS stages an unrivalled series...

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15 nurseries from around the UK will realise creative new displays at five RHS Flower Shows

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is working with UK nurseries across all major RHS Flower Shows in 2016 to fire up imagination and display plants in new ways. Award-winning garden designer Kate Gould will be mentoring 15 growers during the show season to help put their creative ideas into practice....

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