RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show will be a floral feast

Friday 18 July 2014

Flagship event returns for its fifth year

For the fifth successive year, RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex will be hosting its flagship flower show event from Thursday 31 July to Sunday 3 August. An inspiration for gardeners of all ages and abilities, the show includes more than 50 high-quality nurseries and garden sundry suppliers, along with RHS Gardening Advice, talks from expert nurserymen, and the chance to explore the garden in full bloom.

This year there will be a greater choice of plants for visitors to enjoy thanks to a number of nurseries joining us for the very first time. Dibleys Nurseries, which is celebrating its 25th RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal, will be bringing a selection of indoor plants, and Mandy Plants, which specialises in growing flowering vines, will be coming along with a fabulous range of mandevillas. Also new is bulb expert Brighter Blooms, which will be selling ever-popular calla lilies, and Paradise Plants from Kent which specialises in rare and unusual shrubs and trees.

With a dedicated team of RHS garden advisors on hand, as well as specialist growers, visitors will be sure of selecting and choosing the right plants for their garden. Those attending on the first day of the show will also have the opportunity to quiz BBC Radio Essex presenter, Ken Crowther, who will be hosting question-and-answer sessions during the day.

Visitors needing a well-earned break from shopping can leave their purchases in the plant crèche while they discover the the beauty of RHS Garden Hyde Hall in its full summer glory. From the gorgeous colour-themed Herbaceous Border bursting with traditional favourites to the Mediterranean-styled Dry Garden with its fabulous range of drought-tolerant plants, there’s a wealth of planting styles to spur everyone's creativity.

There will be plenty of places to stop for a cup of tea and a piece of cake, but RHS members who really want to start the day off at a more leisurely pace can take advantage of special flower show breakfast packages which include a guided tour, a full English breakfast and early-bird entry to the show site. Groups of 10+ can also benefit from discounted admission prices to the garden.


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For more information, please contact:
Sue Carter, RHS Garden Hyde Hall: on 01245 402006 or email suecarter@rhs.org.uk

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RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET.
www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall 0845 265 8071

Opening times
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.

Admission prices
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type).

Adults £8.75 (£7.95 without Gift Aid)
Children (5 – 16yrs) £4.40 (£3.95 without Gift Aid)
Children 4 & under Free
Family (2 adults + 2 children £23.70 (£21.50 without Gift Aid)
Groups of more than 10 people £6.20pp (booked in advance)

About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood for the encouragement and improvement of the science, art and practice of horticulture 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.

Today the RHS is committed to providing a voice for all gardeners. We are driven by a simple love of plants and a belief that gardeners make the world a better place. 210 years on we continue to safeguard and advance the science, art and practice of horticulture, creating displays that inspire people to garden. In all aspects of our work we help gardeners develop by sharing our knowledge of plants, gardens and the environment.

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The RHS believes that gardening improves the quality of life and that everyone should have access to great garden experiences. As a charity we help to bring gardening into people's lives and support gardeners of all levels and abilities; whether they are expert horticulturists or children who are planting seeds for the very first time.

RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit www.rhs.org.uk

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