Plants galore at Cardiff

Visitors found gardening inspiration from fabulous displays, joined in with workshops and had their questions answered by experts

Floral display at RHS CardiffSpring began at RHS Flower Show Cardiff, our first major flower show of the year. Visitors saw the freshest blooms and discovered the tricks of the trade from our expert exhibitors to help grow beautiful plants at home. 

From The Floral Marquee and Plant Village, to the Blossoming Beds competition and Floristry Tent, the show was filled with a rainbow of colour and the unmistakeable aroma of fresh spring flowers.

Dazzling daffodils

Exhibitor puts final touches to daffodil displayDid you know that the national flower of Wales actually has roots in the meadows and woods of southern Europe and northern Africa? 

Since finding its way to British shores, the humble daffodil has won its way into our hearts. One passionate advocate of the daffodil is Ron Scamp, founder of Scamp's Daffodils, who returned to the show this year as RHS Flower Show Cardiff’s Master Grower.

Having won multiple awards over the years – including RHS Gold medals, Best in Show and the RHS Lawrence medal – Scamp’s Daffodils is a leading expert in growing and planting daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs.

Plants to buy

Visitors buying plantsThe Floral Marquee and Plant Village were bursting with endless inspiration and leading experts. Visitors took home blooms to plant in the garden. 

There was a whole range of plants on display – from cacti, succulents and carnivorous plants, to alpines, wildflowers and bonsai trees. There was something to suit every pot, planter and garden.

Growing fruit and vegetables 

Tomatoes on displayWe had a host of vegetable-growing experts joining us at the show, including allotment whiz Terry Walton who joined us in the Talks Theatre over the weekend.

We also had plenty of displays for visitors to take inspiration from. Pennard Plants offered drop-in sessions for children to plant seeds to take home at a family feature outside the marquee. 

Ideas from the Blossoming beds

A bed of flowers

New for 2019 was a competition that saw community groups design and plant eye-catching beds, going head to head to win the title and take home an RHS medal.

Visitors headed to the Blossoming Beds and found springtime inspiration to spruce up borders with beds bursting with colour. Visitors could also find out about the work of RHS community groups in the local area.

Floristry at its best

Find the Floristry Bench in the new Floristry Marquee
Following on from the success of the Floristry Bench in previous years, 2019 saw the arrival of the Floristry Tent to Cardiff.

Headed up by celebrated florist, Sharon Dower, the tent played host to an array of fragrant floral creations and saw professional florists go all out to impress in the Living Art competition.

There were flowers as never seen before and the opportunity to get involved with one of the workshops within the tent. Floristry favourite, Jonathan Moseley, appeared throughout the weekend to share his award-winning advice

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