Visitors were immersed in a world of plants at Chatsworth Flower Show, with a stunning selection of displays throughout the showground.
There was floral design, thousands of dahlias and the chance to chat to expert growers, all in a beautiful setting in the grounds of Chatsworth House.
Photographing the perfect dahlia
Standing proud in front of Chatsworth House were 6,000 dahlias in full bloom, producing a wonderful river of colour to greet guests as they entered the show.
Visitors wandered among these beautiful flowers – Dahlia Dalina Maxi (Salinas bi-colour) – as their colourful blooms provided the perfect backdrop for a photo or two.
New for 2019, the Floral Immersions saw a host of innovative florists fill our walk-through studio with gorgeous colour, scent and floral design.
Guests wandered through and surrounded themsleves with flowers and floristry like never before.
With displays from:
Alison Hayes of Flowers from the Garden
Ruthie Ford and Emma McGeehan of Cloud Nine Decor and Orchis Floral Design
Helen Chambers of Evolve Flowers Ltd
Paula Routledge and Jade Loftus of Floral Media
Dr Rachel Petheram of Catkin and Guy Petheram of Guy Petheram Garden Design
Tracey Campbell of Campbell's Flowers
The Floral Marquee
The fabulous Floral Marquee made a welcome return to the 2019 show and featured more than 70 growers and nurseries, making it a great place to buy plants and take home expert advice.
Plants were at the peak of perfection and guests chatted to our exhibitors for advice on growing beautiful blooms.
Our Master Grower – Pennard Plants – was also in the Floral Marquee and their exhibit featured a breath-taking display of fruit, vegetables and advice for growing edibles.
Alongside the plants, there was an array of talks and workshops within the Marquee. Top florist, Jonathan Moseley, shared his floral design tips, while The Plantsman Magazine hosted expert talks and workshops.
Inspire the kids
A staggering 40 schools joined us this year with their entries for the RHS School Containers Competition.
Visitors saw how students interpreted the show’s five senses theme and took home ideas for getting kids in the garden and brightening up small spaces.
Ideas from the Long Borders
The Long Borders were back for another year in 2019 and showcased what can be done in a small space.
The 15 designs were packed full of take-home ideas and innovative planting combinations for visitors to try at home.