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

The RHS Autumn Garden Show is set to become our end of season spectacle celebrating the beauty of ornamental and edible plants at this bountiful time of year in the RHS Lindley and RHS Lawrence Horticultural Halls, London.

We will end the London show season in style with the show featuring immersive learning, engaging speakers and seasonal plants & products. 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).

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.

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 Members tickets on sale | 2018 Public tickets on sale 1 September, 9am
  • A full programme of 2017 talks and exhibitors will be available soon


This year’s RHS Autumn Garden Show will present the beauty of autumnal colours and textures while exploring the edible delights that this time of year has to offer. Learn about urban foraging and seasonal growing techniques along with plant-based contemporary crafts. Be inspired by talks from renowned horticulturists Anne Swithinbank and Nick Bailey, taste spectacular foods and buy plants from expert growers to add style and interest to any outdoor space.

Highlights of the show include:

  • 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 Ashwood Nurseries
  • 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 situated in an indoor foraging forest installation full of unusual edibles, with foraging tours throughout the day
  • An inspiring programme of talks across both days, including BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Nick Bailey talking about ‘Unusual Edibles in the City’, and gardening broadcaster and writer Anne Swithinbank discussing ‘Foraging from the Garden’.
  • 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 Feeform installation
  • Seasonally focused workshops including floral design, autumn-leaf crafting and micro-green sowing
  • Award-winning bonsai collection from Bonsai Kai, the oldest bonsai club in Europe

The Late event will offer a sneak preview of the show and a complimentary drink for each guest. With free autumnal crown-making 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.


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

Plants for autumn colour

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