Zones information 2014

The show had three themed zones designed to help visitors find their way around, with gardens and plants reflecting themes of Grow, Escape and Inspire

Here's what was in each zone


In Grow, keen gardeners had access to a range of nursery displays and plant stalls, with RHS advisors on-hand to offer expert tips to take back to their own gardens.

  • The Plant Village - had 20 stands to browse
  • Plant Heritage
  • Floral Marquee - had 95 nurseries from the UK and abroad
  • The schools Scarecrow competition celebrated the First World War Centenary
  • Hands On area- demonstrations on horticultural techniques

Find out more about the Grow Zone in our shows video


In Escape, visitors had the chance to get into the community spirit with the new Community area or relax and escape into the countryside with a new Nature feature. 

  • The Growing Taste marquee had a variety of fine foods and fresh produce as well as the inspiring and entertaining cookery theatre. James Wong gave talks on the Wedneday and Mary Berry on the Thursday
  • A fantastic selection of Show Gardens, Summer Gardens and Your Garden, Your Budget gardens
  • Tradestands – packed with lifestyle products
  • Country Living Magazine Pavilion - 120 artists and crafts people were selling stylish products
  • Rose Marquee – had a circus theme
  • A Community feature - where visitors could get ideas for their own front gardens and inspiration for making the most of small spaces
  • A celebration of 50 years of RHS Britain in Bloom
  • RHS advice stand manned by society staff who gave advice plus information about community and gardening groups

Find out more about the Escape Zone in our shows video


Inspire encouraged visitors to re-think their preconceptions of contemporary garden design, with horticultural creations pushing boundaries and championing innovation.

  • The popular Conceptual Gardens were designed around the theme of the seven deadly sins - one garden for each sin
  • A new feature of turf sculptures displayed creative and contemporary alternatives to the garden lawn
  • A selection of awe-inspiring show gardens
  • Tradestandsnew sheds, pots, irrigation systems and more.
  • RHS Celebrity Theatre supported by Anglian Home Improvements

Find out more about the Inspire Zone in our shows video

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