RHS Flower Shows prepare to return for summer gardening celebration

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park will be two of the first major events to return in 2021

We are delighted to confirm the return of our popular summer Flower Shows this July, celebrating gardening and packed full with inspiration.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in London, supported by Viking (5 – 11 July) and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, in Cheshire, (21 – 25 July), will be two of the first major outdoor events to make a safe return this summer.
Following the postponement of the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show until September, our attention has turned to our two summer shows, which make a welcome return to the gardening calendar. Gardening boomed in popularity in 2020 as we found ways to make our outside spaces appealing and pleasant places to be while at home.

The shows will be filled with inspiration and advice for everyone growing plants, flowers and food for their health, wellbeing and the environment.

Visitors to the shows will be able to discover inspirational gardens packed with innovative features and fantastic blooms alongside a shopper’s paradise of plants, tools, sundries and accessories to decorate all gardens, big or small, and there’s a host of family fun activities, talks and demonstrations to enjoy.

Show Gardens that shine a light on the environmental challenges we face today will be among the highlights at RHS Hampton Court alongside a brand new RHS Flower Market. Meanwhile, RHS Tatton Park will see the return of the popular Young Designer Competition with exciting designs from five upcoming designers and an RHS Feature Garden celebrating the power of plants.

 Helena Pettit, RHS Director of Gardens and Shows, said: “After months of planning and uncertainty we can’t wait to return to what we do best, putting on our famous RHS Flower Shows for all to enjoy. We have seen a huge increase in people taking up gardening and growing in the last year and so in being able to return to Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park this summer, we hope to bring inspiration and advice for all gardeners and plant lovers as well as a much-needed celebration of summer.
“We are so grateful for all the support we’ve received from our members, visitors and exhibitors as we work together to create two unforgettable summer shows. Bringing the horticultural world together again will be significant for the industry and we are continuing to plan for different scenarios to ensure we can open our gates safely and implement social distancing measures if still necessary.

“We are lucky that both Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park are large outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed safely by visitors and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back this summer.”

We will reveal more highlights for RHS Hampton Court and Tatton Park later this month.
RHS Show tickets are now on sale for a memorable summer’s day out and make the perfect gift this Mother’s Day.

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