featuring the RHS London Orchid Show
Get spring off to a flying start at the show
Step into spring and enjoy the RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza (featuring the RHS London Orchid Show) at the RHS Lindley and Lawrence Halls. Enjoy an amazing selection of spring plants, must-have gardening sundries and a spectacular array of exotic as well as hardy orchids.
There’s also the chance to see a specially-designed garden by this year’s RHS Young Designer 2016 finalists – an ‘outdoor office’ space within a garden setting which will showcase the 2016 RHS Show theme of Health, Happiness and Horticulture.
Date: 1 – 2 April 2016
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: RHS Lindley Hall and RHS Lawrence Hall, London
This year's awards
In the RHS Lawrence Hall
Browse and buy from an amazing selection of plants as you stroll around the wonderfully-lit halls – choose from the latest spring plants and vegetables, unusual bulbs, orchids, ferns and a whole host of houseplants – all displayed in beautiful woodland exhibits.
New talent on show
The RHS Young Designer 2016 competition at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park gives aspiring garden designers aged 28 years and under the chance to showcase their skills, gain exposure at a prestigious RHS flower show and compete for the coveted title. This year three finalists have been selected to design a show garden based on the theme of Health, Happiness and Horticulture for the RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza.
This garden is one of a series of garden designs featured across all of the RHS flower shows for 2016, intended to show visitors the importance of gardening to promote their physical and mental wellbeing. The designers, Caitlin McLaughlin, Robin Dwiar and Lilly Gom have specifically kept in mind that their garden promotes tranquillity and therefore is designed to increase productivity.
In the RHS Lindley Hall
This is the place to buy orchids and get advice from expert growers from around the world. Some of the exhibitors have even 'graded' their plant stands so that less or more experienced orchid fans can choose something suitable for their skill level. There are also rare orchids that have never before been exhibited.
In the lower level of this hall a ‘talks area' offers tips and expert advice. As part of this inspiring talks programme, RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal-winning designer Mary Reynolds will launch her new book ‘The Garden Awakening’.
While you are a tthe show, why not treat yourself to afternoon tea – scone, jam, cream and cup of tea or filter coffee just £4. Served in the Lawrence Hall café between 2.30pm – 4pm on April 1 and 2. Booking is essential.
If you're looking to explore your creative side, there will be a floral workshop in which you can make your own floral ring or bracelet using spring blooms and foliage, with RHS London In-House florist Helen Cranmer. Places can be booked directly from the Ticket Factory.
RHS Members (in advance): £6
RHS Members (on the day): £9
Public (in advance): £9
Public (on the day): £12
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