Gardening Articles: Reviews

A range of reviews of garden shows, open gardens and places to visit.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the largest flower show in the world and this year featured a staggering 47 show gardens, amongst many other delights to enthral visitors.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016With a cold spring the show garden designers undoubtedly had their work cut out this year to create their inspiring and colourful gardens, but yet again they triumphed under adversity.

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RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2015

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2015The youngest of the three big annual RHS flower shows, but by no way a poor cousin, the carnival themed Tatton park show delighted and impressed this year as always.

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015Celebrating its 25th birthday, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the largest flower show in the world and perhaps second only to the ubiquitous Chelsea flower show.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015With a milder spring, the show gardens positively oozed variety at the RHS Chelsea flower show this year with an array of colours from yellows and oranges to blues and purples and everything inbetween.

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RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2014

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2014The RHS Tatton Park Flower Show is the last of the large RHS shows in the season, but by no means the least, and this year it had an over arching carnival theme.

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RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2014

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2014The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is the largest flower show in the world and is always a spectacular event, but with 33 acres of show-ground to explore you'll need a good pair of shoes to make the best of it.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014After 100 years of promoting horticultural excellence, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show entered its second century with the 101st show in the heart of London's West End.

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RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2013Unlike the Chelsea Flower show there is a real feeling of space at the Hampton Court Palace flower show with plenty of opportunity to pick out things that inspire you and make you think "I could do that at home."

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BBC Gardeners' World Live 2013

BBC Gardeners' World Live 2013The BBC Gardeners' World Live show had much to offer as always, from the impressive RHS Floral Marquee to the show gardens, many of which sported miniature Yew hedges instead of the more traditional Box.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013: The Centenary Year

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013: The Centenary YearThe Chelsea Flower Show is universally accepted as being the world's top flower show and this year celebrated its centenary in a consistently spectacular fashion.

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RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2012

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2012While Tatton Park is the youngest of the three big RHS flower shows it has developed its own unique character over the years, combining the essence of the other RHS shows with a real local flavour.

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RHS Hampton Court Show 2012

RHS Hampton Court Show 2012The grounds of the magnificent Hampton Court Palace play host once again to largest flower show in the world, occupying 34 acres; the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

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BBC Gardeners' World Live 2012

BBC Gardeners' World Live 2012This year's show had 350 exhibitors, over 45 RHS features and gardens and 5 theatres offering a variety of gardening advice, making it the ideal day out for any keen gardener.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012Monday 21 May 2012 saw the beginning of the week long floral extravaganza that is the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the heart of London city.

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Malvern Spring Gardening Show 2012

Malvern Spring Gardening Show 2012Hosted in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside, the Malvern Spring Gardening Show is one of the year's first big shows, kicking off the show season in a spectacular fashion.

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RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2011

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2011The Tatton Park Flower Show is one of the big three annual RHS flower shows and is set in the beautiful historic estate of Tatton Park, Cheshire.

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RHS Hampton Court Show 2011

RHS Hampton Court Show 2011The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the biggest flower show in the world at 33 acres and is now in its 22nd year.

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The East of England Show 2011

The East of England Show 2011Whilst predominantly a local agricultural show, the East of England show also hosts one of the country's premier Orchid shows.

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BBC Gardeners' World Live 2011

BBC Gardeners' World Live 2011While not in the same league as Chelsea, the annual BBC Gardeners' World Show at Birmingham is an impressive show and well worth the trip for any keen gardener.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011On Monday 23 May we visited the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the heart of London's West End for Press Day.

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RHS Hampton Court Show 2010

RHS Hampton Court Show 2010The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the biggest flower show in the world, has benefited visitors with the unseasonably hot British summer this year, although some of the displays might have struggled as a result.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010Chelsea flower show is the Daddy of all flower shows, attracting thousands of visitors each year into a comparatively tiny 11 acre plot. So what is it that they're all flocking to see?

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The National Botanic Gardens of Wales

The National Botanic Gardens of WalesOur visit to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.

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RHS Hampton Court Show 2009

RHS Hampton Court Show 2009While it may not be considered as prestigious as Chelsea, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the biggest of the flower shows and certainly is well worth a visit for anyone remotely interested in gardening and plants.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009Chelsea flower show is the king of the flower shows and is the highlight of the horticultural calendar, but if you've never been, what is it actually like and does it live up to its hype?

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RHS Hampton Court Show 2008

RHS Hampton Court Show 2008The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is one of the biggest and most spectacular of the flower shows, second only perhaps to Chelsea.

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