New highlights for RHS Show Cardiff
15 February 2012
New additions to a popular format should ensure bumper crowds again at this year's RHS Show Cardiff, the first in a season of Society shows.
The first National Gardening Week, the RHS's bid to get the nation growing, runs from 16 April with the finale at the show from 20-22 April.
Gardeners of the future are encouraged with the launch of both a new Campaign for School Gardening and a nationwide search to find the best young grower who will become the first Young School Gardener of the Year, while the popular Schools Wheelbarrow Competition showcases imaginative small planting schemes from pupils in South Wales.
Landscape designer and broadcaster Chris Beardshaw has been seeking inspiration from community gardens in Wales and will be creating different features at every RHS show this season in partnership with Groundwork, to show the importance of gardening and green spaces in urban environments.
More floral marquee exhibitors than ever will be creating a spring spectacle in two marquees, including a golden daffodil display from Ron Scamp, Best Floral Exhibitor at the show for the past six years.
Add to this a Spring allotment area - a hub of Grow Your Own advice and practical demos - and the ever popular mix of show gardens, tradestands, farmers' and craft markets, and you've got a show to look forward to.
Other highlights include:
- NAFAS floral cycle rickshaws
- Talks Theatre programme
- Bandstand events
- Food Court