RHS Chatsworth 2019 in pictures
Visitors discovered unusual plants in the Floral Marquee, took home gardening ideas and indulged in a spot of afternoon tea with friends all at the 2019 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
Set in the spectacular grounds of the Chatsworth estate, the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show enjoyed its third year of bringing innovative gardening ideas, insightful talks theatres and tradestands galore to Derbyshire.
For those visiting the show, there were shopping opportunities aplenty, tempting eateries and the chance to quiz experts on how to bring a dream garden to life.
The newly revamped Floral Marquee was bigger and better than ever and featured exciting exhibitors from far and wide.
This was the place to head to for those in search of a new addition for the garden or home - with more than 70 growers and nurseries, there was a host of dazzling displays and expert advice all under one roof.
Dive into dahlias
You couldn't miss our sea of pink dahlias growing proudly in front of Chatsworth House, nestled between the Long Borders.
Visitors walked among 6,000 dahlias and took in views of the river flowing through the showground, with a backdrop of stunning countryside.
Discover the power of trees
The wonderful power of trees was celebrated at Chatsworth with a Show Feature that revealed how trees benefit our health and wellbeing, the threats facing trees today and what’s being done to protect them.
Visitors chatted to experts to find out how best to care for trees, why we need to plant them to support widlife and discovered the wild woodlands that can be explored in the UK.
New ideas from the Show Gardens
We packed as much planting as possible into the 2019 show. Along with the exciting Show Gardens from industry experts, visitors saw entries from our brand new competition, in collaboration with BBC Local Radio.
The winners from the Stoke, Derby and Sheffield local radio regions brought their small-space garden designs to life at the show.
The RHS Letters
Guests had their picture taken in front of our stunning planted-up RHS letters.
Going with a green-theme this year, the letters stood in front of the river, giving a fantastic view of Chatsworth House, the sea of pink dahlias and the Long Borders.
Complimentary tea tasting
Wedgwood’s Tea Conservatory was home to a complimentary tea tasting experience of their exotic Wonderlust Collection and Limited Edition Strawberry and Cucumber tea.
The Wonderlust Collection depicted tropical plants and exotic influences from around the world, while the Strawberry and Cucumber tea linked to Wedgwood’s 260th anniversary collection Wild Strawberry Gold.
The Tea Conservatory was a place to relax, sample tea and be inspired by unique views of the Wedgwood Show Garden.
Inspiration for attracting wildlife
The RHS Hub gave visitors the chance to learn more about the work of our charity and discover the RHS Garden for Wildlife: Wild Woven directly opposite.
Designed by Sharon Hockenhull, this feature garden was packed full of ideas for enticing more wildlife into gardens - from the natural bordering hedges providing space for shelter and nest sites, to the multiple bug hotels dotted around the design.
Come together as a community
We championed the benefits of coming together as a community at the 2019 show.
Our community area was home to planters designed by local school groups that stimulated the senses. Visitors could also learn all about the traditional craft of well dressing and discover the work of the RHS in their local community, with advice for how to get involved.
You could also step into an alternate universe with the power of virtual reality. Visitors popped on a headset and were immersed in an alternate world.
Meet with friends for afternoon tea
Visitors worked up an appetite wandering around the show and stopped off at one of our tempting eateries to recharge their batteries.
The White Peak restaurant offered the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends and indulge in a spot of afternoon tea before enjoying the rest of the day.
Indulge in some retail therapy
Whether visitors were searching for a new greenhouse or the tools to fill it, they found the best products for their garden at Chatsworth.
There was something to suit every garden and budget, with more than 200 exhibitors at the show offering furniture, sculpture and everything in between.
And, once guests had their gardening fix, they could head over to our lifestyle area for more shopping treats, with an array of unique gifts, including ceramics, artwork and home furnishings. It was the ideal place to treat friends and loved ones.