Harvest will be celebrated this year with the RHS’ Giant Pumpkin and Autumn Fruit and Vegetable competitions. Along with a wealth of information on growing, harvesting and using garden produce, there will be apples and chillis to taste and buy, and Wisley experts to help you identify your fruit.
From 2017, as part of the RHS’ commitment to growing the next generation of gardeners, shows held in one hall, such as the RHS Harvest Festival Show, will be free to RHS members and the public. Shows held in two halls will have a small entry charge for members (£5) and the public (£6 advance, £9 on the day).
Funds from ticket sales will go towards helping to pay for RHS Apprentices, to kick-start and enable young people’s careers in horticulture.*
|3–4 October 2017
Free entry, no ticket required
2018 Members tickets on sale | 2018 Public tickets on sale 1 September, 9am
*Discover more about our 2017 London show plans
Highlights of the 2016 show
Unusual displays included vegetable chandeliers from Pennard Plants, and the London and Overseas area of NAFAS providing a hanging backdrop to the show.
New exhibitors to the show included: Seedlip’s distilled non-alcoholic spirits; The Orchard Project, with a display on the work they do restoring and planting orchards across London; Capital Growth, London’s largest food-growing network, helping everyone growing food in London; Priestland Birch and Riverford Organics
The Late Event held on Tuesday evening featured pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, delicious cocktails and toe-tapping music from acclaimed folk musician Robin Grey.
Full list of 2016 exhibitors (390kB pdf)