Category: Green fingers

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017 Highlights

2017-07-03 18:47:01

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces a selection of confirmed highlights at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (4 – 9 July), supported by Viking Cruises, including new category ‘Gardens for a Changing World’, empowering gardeners to meet the challenges we face in our ever-changing, uncertain world. Gardens for a Changing World Extreme rainfall is one of the consequences scientists claim is a result of climate change, and 21-year-old Will Williams, who made his debut at the show...Read more

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

2017-04-14 11:55:17

About RHS Malvern Spring Festival RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017 takes place from Thursday 11 May until Sunday 14 May. One of the first major RHS shows of the year, RHS Malvern Spring Festival opens the door into the summer season. Renowned for showcasing the latest trends in garden design, plants and innovation, visitors can also expect RHS Gold medal winning show gardens and displays and a plethora of nurseries from the UK and abroad. In 2014, an enhanced food...Read more

RHS Flower Show Cardiff: 7 – 9 April 2017

2017-04-04 21:07:27

RHS Flower Show Cardiff: The Year of the Legends 7 – 9 April 2017 The annually anticipated floral spectacular, RHS Flower Show Cardiff will return to the city this April, embracing Wales’ Year of Legends, 2017 with a host of themed gardens and features to spark the imagination. The Flower Show – which is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in partnership with Cardiff Council – will this year take place from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 April, and...Read more

Over 50s Gardening Without Groans

The Scottish Chiropractic Association’s Good-back Gardening Guide At this time of year, Scottish chiropractors experience a seasonal influx of patients with back and neck strain caused by over-zealous gardening. Dr Ross McDonald, SCA President, comments: “The arrival of spring brings out the gardener in all of us, regardless of how fit or physically active we have been during the winter. As a result, we see an increase in gardening-related spinal injury and pain. Looking after your back properly before, during...Read more

Food and Drink Extravaganza at RHS Garden Rosemoor

2016-08-09 20:22:25

Month-long Arts, Crafts, Food and Drink Extravaganza at RHS Garden Rosemoor Throughout September and until 2 October, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Rosemoor in Great Torrington, Devon becomes THE place to go if you’re into arts, crafts, food or drink. Rosemoor celebrates the rich heritage of arts and crafts, food and drink that the local area has to offer. Starting with the Artists’ Garden Exhibition on 2 September and culminating in the now-famous Rosemoor Apple Day on 2 October,...Read more

Health, Happiness and Horticulture at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

2016-01-17 18:24:48

Health, Happiness and Horticulture at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 • The RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden, by Ann-Marie Powell, will show that plants are a vital part of our lives and have the capacity to heal • ‘Queen of Herbs’ Jekka McVicar creates ‘The Modern Apothecary’ Show Garden, using plants selected for their medical practices, for St John’s Hospice • Coventry University will demonstrate in the Discovery Zone how to use a garden as a workout area Plants enrich...Read more

Welcome to Yorkshire – Gods Own County comes to Chelsea

2015-11-19 19:23:35

A piece of medieval history will be taken to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 after Welcome to Yorkshire unveiled the design for its biggest garden to date. ‘God’s Own County - A Garden for Yorkshire’ is inspired by the huge East Window at York Minster, the largest single expanse of medieval stained glass in Britain, currently undergoing a major £20m restoration. This will be the window into the garden which will showcase Yorkshire’s stunning scenery, iconic heritage, industries and skilled...Read more

Help our hedgehogs! Celebrities urge gardeners to save the nations hedgehogs

2015-10-30 21:57:14

Twiggy, Ben Fogle, Bill Oddie and Chris Beardshaw are backing Wild About Gardens Week this autumn and urging gardeners to save hedgehogs. The annual celebration of garden wildlife hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts has joined forces with Hedgehog Street this year to highlight what gardeners can do to help this much-loved yet fast-declining species. See for inspiration, competitions, events and booklet. High profile supporters of Wild About Gardens Week explain how we can...Read more