Monday 20 July 2015
• Medal-winning nurseries coming to RHS Garden Hyde Hall
• Help and advice on offer from RHS gardening experts
• Chance to meet the Hyde Hall garden team
• New Floral Art Marquee
A one-stop shop for all your gardening needs, including the opportunity to meet RHS Gardening Advice experts and the gardening team from RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Essex, awaits visitors to the sixth annual RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show, which runs from Thursday 30 July to Sunday 2 August 2015.
This year’s show features 60 specialist nurseries and garden sundry stands, many of which are RHS medal-winning exhibitors, so you can be assured of good-quality plants at a reasonable price. Hyde Hall’s Curator Robert Brett said: “For me it’s great to know that we are working with such respected nurseries. You can be assured of buying top-quality plants from growers that are passionate about horticulture and their stock. And with such a wealth of experts on hand it gives you an ideal opportunity to chat about what plants are best suited to your garden.”
Over the four days there will also be a free gardening advisory service where you can talk with RHS experts about any aspects of gardening from growing your own plants and vegetables to pruning and pest control. All members of the RHS Gardening Advice team have vast experience and knowledge of working at the highest level of horticulture, so take the opportunity to pick their brains.
Members of the Hyde Hall gardening team will also be hosting a number of informal daily drop-in sessions covering topics such as lawn care, tools, propagation and planting designs for small gardens. Robert Brett will also take to the stand to tell you the vision for the garden and will outline the journey of Hyde Hall from its original beginnings as a humble farm to a floral feast spanning 360 acres.
Suggestions from visitors at previous shows confirmed that visitors wanted a flower-arranging element, so new for this year is the addition of a Floral Art Marquee. After an appeal to flower local clubs and societies, there was a fantastic response and you will be able to marvel at more than 30 innovative displays, all created by local Essex floral artists.
There will be plenty of places to stop for a drink and something to eat, as within the show site there will be a catering village serving the likes of gourmet burgers, duck wraps, sandwiches, salad boxes, ice creams and sorbets. Hot and cold drinks as well as Pimm’s and Prosecco will help to quench your thirst before you finish your shopping.
Entry to the show is free for RHS members. Adult ticket prices are just £8.95 and £4.50 for children. Doors open from 10am.
Notes to editors
Hannah Dolby, RHS Press Office, on 020 7821 3042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Carter, RHS Garden Hyde Hall on 01245 402 006 or email email@example.com
About RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Donated to the RHS by Helen and Dick Robinson in 1993, RHS Garden Hyde Hall is set in 360 acres of land, and attracts more than 217,000 visitors annually.
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET.
www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall 0845 265 8071
The garden is open daily, except for Christmas Day
Mar – Oct Mon – Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nov – Feb Mon – Sun: 10am – 4pm
The plant centre, gift & bookshop and café are open daily from 9.30am. Last admission is one hour before closing.
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements vary according to membership type).
Adults £9.85 (£8.95 without Gift Aid)
Children (5 – 16yrs) £4.95 (£4.50 without Gift Aid)
Children 4 & under Free
Family (2 adults + 2 children £25.15 (£22.80 without Gift Aid)
Groups of more than 10 people £7.95pp (booked in advance)
About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener, healthier, happier and more beautiful place. We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.
We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, our flagship garden, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity. At our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes we inspire a passion for gardening and growing plants, promote the value of gardens, demonstrate how gardening is good for us and explain the vital roles that plants undertake.
The RHS is committed to bring the joy of gardening to millions more people, inspire the next generation of gardeners and invest in the future to safeguard a £10.4 billion industry employing more than 300,000 people. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and help us secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit http://www.rhs.org.uk/join
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