RHS Spring Launch and Orchid Show

The show offered a chance to find new plants, sneak a preview of Chelsea and take home expert advice

Visitor looks at orchid displayVisitors said hello to spring with the first RHS show of the year, the Spring Launch and Orchid Show (8-10 April 2019), based in the RHS Horticultural Halls, London.

Growers from across the country came along to exhibit their finest plants and got spring off to a great start. There was a great variety of plants to admire and buy, from airplants and agapanthus, to orchids and bonsai trees.

Visitors previewed content for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, got hands-on with an array of talks, workshops and demos and enjoyed great food. 

Plants galore 

Visitor poses with phalenopsis
Whether visitors were looking for a new plant to add to their collection, or seeking some advice to help plants thrive, our experts at the show had the answer. There were displays from the following exhibitors: 

  • Akerne Orchids
  • Burnham Nurseries Ltd
  • Laneside Hardy Orchids
  • Laurence Hobbs Orchids Ltd
  • Orchid Society of Great Britain
  • Orchis Floriculturing Inc
  • Real Escape Travel
  • Roellke Orchideenzucht
  • Orchid Society of Great Britain
  • Writhlington School Orchid Project
  • Glendon Nursery
  • Hoyland Plant Centre
  • Aldo Airplants
  • Beans & Herbs
  • Driftwood Bonsai
  • Eleplants Nursery
  • Floyds Climbers & Clematis
  • Foster's Exotic and Unusual Plants
  • H.W. Hyde & Son
  • International Camellia Society (UK)
  • Summerdale Garden Nursery
  • Weird Plants by Gill

Talks & workshops 

Get involved with a workshop​We had a host of expert speakers at the show, ready to share their insight and knowledge. From growing orchids in the home to understanding which hardy types to choose for the garden, our inspiring speakers provided endless inspiration and advice in our series of free talks.

RHS Spring Launch and Orchid Show award winners (PDF)


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