RHS London Shows


RHS Autumn Garden Show

From 25–26 October (late event 24 October), our inspirational autumn show will offer innovative planting ideas to add late season colour and texture to your garden

Autumn colour at the show

Show dates

24 October 2017 (Late)
All tickets £5

25–26 October 2017
RHS members £5 | Public £6 in advance, £9 on the day

Lawrence and Lindley Halls

2018 tickets are now on sale


This year’s RHS Autumn Garden Show will present the beauty of autumnal colours and textures while exploring the edible delights that the season has to offer.

You'll have the opportunity to learn about urban foraging and seasonal growing techniques along with plant-based contemporary crafts. We also have talks to inspire you from renowned horticulturists Roy Lancaster, Anne Swithinbank and Nick Bailey, as well as ornithologist Bill Oddie.

If you love shopping then this is the place to be as we have spectacular foods to taste and plants to buy from expert growers to add style and interest to any outdoor space.

What’s happening at the show?

  • The Autumn Ornamental Plant competition, open for all to enter
  • The opportunity to buy from a specially selected group of nurseries and exhibitors offering seasonally inspired collections of plants, bulbs and garden accessories
  • Rare and unusual plants from growers including The Botanic Nursery, Plantbase and Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries
  • New floral exhibitors to London Shows: Calamazag Nursery, Strictly Daylilies and The Salutation Garden
  • Join us at the RHS Lindley Library for a special viewing of our exhibition ‘Codlings, Costards and Biffins and free tours of material from the library collections. The tour includes a curator’s introduction to the exhibition and the chance to go behind the scenes to view early books and artworks and find out more about our rich apple heritage
  • Foodie delights from Chelsea-based foraging restaurant Rabbit, situated in an indoor foraging forest full of unusual edibles created by Gold Medal winning designer Jon Davies, who will be running foraging tours throughout the day
  • An inspiring programme of talks across both days, including Britain's best-known ornithologist and conservationist Bill Oddie, world-renowned plantsman Roy Lancaster and award-winning television presenter Nick Bailey
  • Inspirational floral installations from RHS Floral Artist in Residence 2017 (Electric Daisy Flower Farm), as well as a celebration of seedheads and other seasonal delights from RHS Gold-medal winning designer Paul-Hervey Brookes, and a ‘remix’ of the Chatsworth Path of Least Resistance Freeform installation
  • Seasonally focused workshops including floral design, flower and leaf printmaking and grow your own avocado tree
  • Award-winning bonsai collection from Bonsai Kai, the oldest bonsai club in Europe

Lunchtime organ concert

We've teamed up with our friends at St John's Smith Square concert hall to offer a combined entry ticket to the lunchtime organ recital by Henry Fairs (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) and to the RHS Autumn Garden Show. Offer applies on Thursday 26 October only, tickets cost £10 for public & £8 for RHS members. The recital is an hour long and starts at 1pm, the venue is a 10min walk from the show at SW1P 3HA.
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The Late event will offer a sneak preview of the show and a complimentary drink for the first 200 guests who book in advance. With free pumpkin carving workshops, delicious food and live music, guests can sample the season’s treats and sip on a cocktail or two as the sun sets on another spectacular summer.


Useful links

See an image gallery of beautiful plants for autumn colour from past shows

Plants for autumn colour

See the full programme of 2017 talks and exhibitors (564kB pdf)

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