2016 RHS Flower Show Tickets on Sale

Tuesday 1 December 2015

Charity announces on-sale dates with Early Bird discounts for RHS members

Public tickets for The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) 2016 Flower Shows* go on sale today, 1 December 2015. RHS member’s tickets went on sale on 1 November, giving members an exclusive opportunity to buy tickets ahead of today.

Ticket prices range from just £8 to £70 with discounts and Early Bird booking options for RHS members, as well as Kids go free** to the RHS Flower Shows at Cardiff, Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park.

The RHS stages an unrivalled series of world-leading flower shows throughout the year, running from mid-February right through to mid-December. Each with its own distinct character, the shows bring together new and established talent, feature sensational displays and innovative garden design, and bring the joy of gardening to millions of visitors. RHS Shows are just one of the ways the society champions the RHS Vision which aims to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

For a full list of RHS Shows please visit: www.rhs.org.uk/showdates2016.

For further information and to purchase tickets please visit www.rhs.org.uk/shows or call 0844 338 7546 (Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge). 


Notes to editors

For more information please contact the RHS Press Office on pressoffice@rhs.org.uk  
020 7821 3043.

Notes to Editors:

Images of the 2015 RHS Flower Shows are available to download at www.photoshelter.com .Please email the RHS Press Office at showspr@rhs.org.uk for instructions on how to create an account.

*RHS Flower Show Cardiff, 15–17 April 2016

Marking the start of the RHS outdoor show season, this event brings together the best of Welsh gardening and captures the excitement of spring in the magnificent showground adjacent to Cardiff Castle. From keen gardeners and floral enthusiasts to families in search of a fun day out, the show has all-round appeal and has firmly established itself as a key date in the gardening events calendar.

Ticket prices range from £8 – £12
The show closes at 4.30 on Sunday 17 April 2016
**Up to 2 children 16 and under FREE with an accompanying adult.

RHS Malvern Spring Festival, 5-8 May 2016

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with the glorious Malvern Hills as a backdrop, the show's spring fever will delight visitors and create a fabulous family day out to remember. There is every kind of horticultural excellence at the show to inspire your gardening season and give you a taster of what can be done in your own garden.

Ticket prices range from £15 - £35
Children 0 - 15 years go free

RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 24–28 May 2016

The pinnacle of the RHS Shows calendar, RHS Chelsea Flower Show transforms the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea into a catwalk of colour and creativity, featuring the brightest new ideas, the latest plant trends and the height of garden design. This show is the one the world wants to see, and those wanting tickets are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket prices range from £25 – £70
The show closes at 5.30pm on Saturday 28 May 2015.
Children under 5, babes in arms, prams and pushchairs not admitted.
All tickets must be booked in advance.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 5–10 July 2016

The world’s largest flower show, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show takes place just outside London in the stunning grounds of Hampton Court Palace. Visitors can experience the amazing Show Gardens, buy plants from expert growers, wander among thousands of free-flying butterflies, and learn from celebrities and specialists in the theatres. This year, 9 July will be a ‘Family Saturday’ where there will be additional family-orientated activities including sowing seeds, a family trail, story time and child-oriented cookery classes. The Preview Evening (4 July, 5–10.30pm) complete with music and fireworks gives visitors an exclusive first look at the show.

Ticket prices range from £14 – £38
The show closes at 5.30pm on Sunday 10 July 2015.
**Up to 2 children 16 and under FREE with an accompanying adult.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, 20–24 July 2016

Returning to Cheshire’s spectacular 1,000-acre deer park, this show is one of the North’s calendar highlights, offering plenty of family fun and a great day out oozing with inspiration and creativity. The show plays host to spectacular Show Gardens, floristry and floral art competitions, garden hideaways, a multitude of shopping opportunities and much more.

Ticket prices range from £17.50 – £33
The show closes at 5.00pm on Sunday 24 July 2015.
**Up to 2 children 16 and under FREE with an accompanying adult.
A joint ticket providing access to both the Cheshire County Show (21 – 22 June) and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park on public days (21 – 24 July) is available for the second year running for £35.

Malvern Autumn Show, 24-25 September 2016

The Malvern Autumn Festival had plenty of treats for garden fans, as well as lots of ideas on how to make the most of the autumn harvest. Visitors have the chance to get everything they need to make the most of the autumn garden and get ready for winter - plants, bulbs and expert advice, along with an array of stunning exhibits.

Ticket prices range from £15.00 - £37

RHS London Shows, February – December 2016

The RHS also holds a number of smaller London Shows throughout the year in the Historic Horticultural Halls near Westminster. The shows are designed to bring horticulture to the heart of the city, giving green-fingered Londoners the opportunity to stock up on plants and bulbs, purchase gardening wares, gain expert horticultural advice, admire fantastic floral and plant displays and sample local produce. Each show is fresh and vibrant, celebrating the very best in gardening throughout the seasons.

RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair 16 – 17 Feb 2016
RHS London Botanical Art Show 26 – 27 Feb 2016
RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza featuring RHS London Orchid Show 1 – 2 Apr 2016
Preview Evening, 31 March
RHS London Rose Show 3 – 4 Jun 2016
RHS London Harvest Festival Show 4 – 5 Oct 2016
RHS London Shades of Autumn Show 28 – 29 Oct 2016
RHS London Urban Garden Show 12 – 13 Nov 2016
RHS London Urban Garden Late
RHS London Christmas Show 17–18 Dec 2016
RHS London Christmas Evening Shipping Event, 16 December

Ticket prices range from £5 - £12 and RHS members go free

In addition, the RHS holds flower shows at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate (10-12 June), RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex (4-7 August) and RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey (6-11 September). For more information, visit: rhs.org.uk/shows   

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 www.rhs.org.uk/join  

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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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