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RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2015
17th - 19th April 2015
In the grey of January thoughts turn to the colours of spring, and where better to find them than the RHS Show Cardiff April 17th to the 19th. Tickets are now on sale for this first Royal Horticultural Society show of the season set in the splendid parklands of Cardiff Castle at the heart of the Welsh capital, where last year record crowds turned out to enjoy the best of the spring blooms and to seek inspiration for the gardening season ahead.

The RHS Flower Show Cardiff offers beautiful show gardens providing visitors with novel ideas for their own gardens. The floral marquees are full of impressive displays created by the UK's leading nurseries, and RHS Advisory specialists are on hand to answer gardening queries. With all this and more, the 2015 show hopes to be the best yet.

The three themes in 2015 will reflect the show's emphasis on plants, people and places
The show, held at Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, has brought to life Cardiff City centre each spring with its yellow daffodils and will do so again this year.

2015 highlights..

The three themes in 2015 will reflect the show's emphasis on plants, people and places

 

Step into Spring!

As the first outdoor RHS show of the year we are encouraging people to welcome the new season and get outside after the long winter and embrace the outdoors. The showground will be awash with spring flowers and colour from the wonderful displays in the Floral Marquee, Plant Village and show gardens.


Highlights to include:

  • 54 carefully-selected UK nurseries will be displaying and selling their award winning plants across the two Floral Marquees. Welsh nurseries exhibiting include Pheasant Acre Plants, Roualeyn Fuchsias, Bordervale Plants, Dibleys Nurseries and Gordon’s Nursery. The Botanic Nursery will also be celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2015.
  • Plant Village exhibitors will create charming outdoor displays to inspire plant combinations for the garden in this outdoor plant shopping experience.
  • The RHS Potting Bench in Floral Marquee 2 will offer visitors the chance to pick up top tips and advice from the nursery specialists.
  • An informative feature looking at the work of the RHS trials team with information on how the RHS trials work and how the AGM is awarded, images of tulips taken from the Lindley Library collection and planted pots of tulips being trialled in 2015.
  • A range of medal winning show gardens, from well-known designers, to first timers, colleges and students.
  • A display of ‘Step into Spring’ inspired illustrations from the degree students at the University of South Wales..

 

Simple Spaces : Amazing Places

Many of us who live in an urban environment have very little green space to call our own. Gardens may have been paved over to allow for additional parking or ease of maintenance, and as a result vital green space around us is becoming ever smaller.

Green space is vital for wildlife, biodiversity and for our own health and wellbeing. Simple Spaces: Amazing Places aims to show how three average sized gardens can be utilised and transformed into an inspiring, practical and easily maintainable living space. The gardens will be packed with ideas to take away to help make your own space amazing!

There will be:

  • A funky kitchen garden – for people who like to 'grow their own', this will show how even in a small space you can grow produce, keep chickens and enjoy dining alfresco when the weather gets warmer. Taking the kitchen outside! Designed by Landscaper Victoria Wade.
  • A relaxing garden office – a simple but dreamy, relaxing space that incorporates a form of studio space to work. Designed by Robert Hughes, Garden Designer.
  • A wildlife haven – a family garden that reflects the love of the outdoors with the importance of gardening for wildlife and encouraging birds, insects and hedgehogs. Designed by Garden Designer Shani Lawrence.

 

Grow Together

The show is a place to learn, pick up top tips and get involved in hands on activity whatever your age or ability. This theme harnesses the wealth of knowledge we bring together in one event. There really is no better place to begin a new hobby, improve an existing one or hone your expertise.


Highlights to include:

  • RHS Talks & Demonstration Theatre hosted by BBC presenter Toby Buckland. Toby will be there each day of the show to talk on a gardening subject of his choice as well as introducing the talks programme. There will be six talks per day and they will run from 11am – 4pm each day.

  • School Wheelbarrow Competition – it wouldn’t be Cardiff without this wonderful feature showcasing the imagination and talent of local schools. The theme for 2015 will be 'Homes, Habitats and Hideaways' focusing on wildlife gardening.

  • The Family Area at the show will include activities such as flower arranging, tree climbing, face painting, storytelling and willow weaving. There will also be a children’s trail taking the young garden explorers on an adventure around the showground.
  • Learn & Grow Marquee – showcasing displays from RHS Affiliated Societies, Partner Gardens and Colleges.
  • Interactive features focusing on gardening for wildlife from the Wildlife Trust of South Wales, RSPB, and Hedgehog Helpline.


Plus:

  • Pick up the best must-have gardening products on the market from carefully selected exhibitors to help you garden better.
  • Browse more than 30 local artisan producers in the Farmers Market, and 40 craft exhibitors.
  • Live music and entertainment throughout the show!

Stella Caws Associates & Gardenscapes 'Welsh Gold' garden at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2006.

Photo: Betina Skovbro

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