Monday 14 September 2015
RHS goes on the road with Marylebone Farmers’ Market
The Royal Horticultural Society has once again joined forces with London Farmers’ Markets taking Septembers RHS Secret Garden Sunday on the road for the second time, in Marylebone on Sunday 20 September.
Visitors to the market will be able to stock up on a wide selection of plants and gardening wares from some of the best nurseries in the country as well as a tantalising array of local and seasonal food. The show will also feature plenty of tips for anyone who wants to get gardening, no matter the size of your plot or windowsill.
Visitors can learn how to sow crops for winter and get tips for growing and making the most of lemon plants as part of a programme of interesting talks & workshops.
The RHS Advisory team will be on hand to show visitors how to plant varieties of oriental salad leaves, with biodegradable pots to germinate and grow at home. These salads are perfect for growing on balconies as well as in the garden.
Other exciting exhibitors will include the Bumblebee Conservation Trust who will have information about how to help bees in your garden and Ediblescape who specialise in growing food in compact areas will have great tips for anyone who wants to maximise their green space.
The London & Overseas Area of NAFAS will be offering the opportunity to get involved in free hands-on floral art, and the Secret Adventurers Club will run free drop-in seed bomb making workshops to showcase their projects designed to engage urban families to learn about nature.
The show starts at 10am and entry is free.
For more information visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events
Notes to editors
Marylebone Farmers’ Market
Cramer Street Car Park, Marylebone, London W1U 4EW
Sunday 20 September 10am – 2pm
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 over 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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