RHS announce summer shows 2021

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has confirmed the return of its popular summer flower shows in July.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (supported by Viking) will take place from 5th to 11th July 2021 and the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park will take place from 21st to 25th July. The two shows will be the first major RHS outdoor events to make a safe return this summer.

Following the postponement of the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show until September, and the huge increase in the number of people growing in 2020 – the RHS Advisory service received 95,000 gardening enquiries, the most in its history – the two summer shows will make a welcome return with a celebration of gardening and growing packed with inspiration and advice for everyone growing plants and food for their health, wellbeing and the environment.

Visitors will be able to discover innovative gardens and fantastic florals alongside a shopper’s paradise of plants, tools, sundries and accessories to decorate all gardens, big or small, plus lots of family fun activities, talks and demonstrations.

Key environmental issues will be the highlight of gardens at RHS Hampton Court alongside a brand new RHS Flower Market. RHS Tatton Park will see the return of the popular Young Designer of the Year Competition with exciting designs from five upcoming designers and an RHS Feature Garden celebrating the power of plants.

Helena Pettit, RHS Director of Gardens and Shows, says: “After months of planning and uncertainty we can’t wait to return to what we do best, putting on our famous RHS Flower Shows for all to enjoy. We have seen a huge increase in people taking up gardening and growing in the last year and so in being able to return to Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park this summer, we hope to bring inspiration and advice for all gardeners and plant lovers as well as a much-needed celebration of summer.

We are so grateful for all the support we’ve received from our members, visitors and exhibitors as we work together to create two unforgettable summer shows. Bringing the horticultural world together again will be significant for the industry and we are continuing to plan for different scenarios to ensure we can open our gates safely and implement social distancing measures if still necessary. We are lucky that both Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park are large outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed safely by visitors and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back this summer.”

Further details on both shows, gardens, designers and features will be updated over the coming months.

RHS Show tickets are now on sale for a memorable summer’s day out – please visit rhs.org.uk/shows for details.