Now that the Spring is in full-flow, with bright, sunny days stretching towards Summer, Britain is really in bloom and the Royal Horticultural Society is running its annual Flower Shows across the country. The Royal Horticultural Society has been running for over 200 years, supporting Britons who share a passion for plants, inspiring those with an interest in gardening and working to advance excellence in horticulture.
Here’s a list of upcoming shows (see here for further details):
Chelsea Flower Show
20 - 24 May 2008
During May the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea come alive with the sights and smells of the finest collections of flowers in the world.
BBC Gardeners' World Live
11 - 15 June 2008
This gardening event is a celebration of plants, inspiration and live entertainment.
Charity Gala Preview of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
7 July 2008
Treat yourself to a wonderful evening out in style, at the Gala Preview culminating in a breathtaking firework display over the Royal Palace.
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
8 - 13 July 2008
The Hampton Court Palace and surrounding parkland provide an idyllic setting for the world’s largest horticultural show.
RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park
23 - 27 July 2008
Set in more than 20 acres of magnificent parkland, this flower show offers a wealth of gardening opportunities for all gardeners.
We'd love to hear from any of you who make it to some of this year's shows.