The RHS London Shades of Autumn Show is set to become the Autumn Garden Show in 2017, and will celebrate the beauty of autumn colour in the splendid RHS Lindley and RHS Lawrence Horticultural Halls, London.
We will end the London show season in style with the RHS Autumn Garden Show 2017, with more for visitors to see, do, and take home. As part of the RHS’ commitment to grow the next generation of gardeners, from 2017, shows held in two halls, such as the RHS Autumn Garden Show, will have a small entry charge for members (£5) and the public (£6 advance, £9 on day). Shows held in one hall will be free to RHS members and the public.
Funds from ticket sales will go towards supporting our charitable aims such as helping to pay for RHS Apprentices, to kick-start and enable young people’s careers in horticulture.*
RHS Lindley Hall and RHS Lawrence Hall, London
24 October 6-9pm All tickets £5
25 – 26 October 10am – 5pm RHS Members £5, Public £6 in advance, £9 on the day.
Talks & exhibitors 2016
Talks programme & a full exhibitors list (588kB pdf)
2016 Floral exhibit awards list (36kB pdf)
This year’s show was packed full of inspirational planting ideas to extend the gardening season, with stands providing advice on plants ideal for autumn interest. Some highlights of the show included:
- The Shades of Autumn ornamental competition which was open for all to enter. Read more about our competitions.
- Judged plant displays from some of the UK’s top nurseries.
- The opportunity to buy the best plants, gardening accessories and sundries. The RHS Lily Group held their annual auction of Lily Bulbs from their members, which always contains many usual species and hybrids not necessarily available in the trade, and a few rarities.
- Flower arranging and willow-weaving workshops for children and adults.
- Exclusive curated tours of the Capability Brown exhibition in the Lindley Library.
- A full programme of talks across both days, including award winning-novelist Charlotte Mendelson talking about her new book Rhapsody in Green: A Novelist in the Garden, and Gardener’s Question Time panellist Anne Swithinbank.
- Botanic Nursery had an exciting brand new range of hardy, shrubby Salvia called the 'Heatwave series', selected due to its hardiness, which can even be used as small hedges.
- Autumn plant display featuring the season's best from RHS Garden Wisley.
- Exhibit on the RHS Photographic Competition which is now open for entries from all, and an exhibit on the RHS Plant Committees where you could meet some of the expert members.
- To celebrate RHS Wild About Gardens week there was an exhibit with a focus on bats, and a talk from the Bat Conservation Trust.
See an image gallery of beautiful plants for autumn colour at the 2015 show.
Plants for autumn colour
List of photography exhibitor awards 2015 (14kB pdf)