RHS Cardiff celebrates 15th anniversary
The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Flower Show Cardiff, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary from 17th to 19th April 2020. Buzzing with a host of gardens, floral displays and interactive activities, the show will shine a spotlight on Visit Wales’ ‘Year of the Outdoors‘ theme for 2020.
This year’s garden line-up includes, The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, who will walk visitors through what makes a garden wildlife-friendly with Step into a Wilder Future. The Giving Nature a Home Partnership (RSPB; Cardiff County Council; Buglife) have teamed up with the Cardiff Rivers Group to create the Taff Bank Garden. By recreating a section of one of Cardiff’s major rivers the garden will serve as an interactive, educational resource linking to activities at the show aimed at helping people to understand how our actions influence the world around us.
New for this year includes The Great Outdoors area which will be central to the show. This is designed in response to a growing public interest in reconnecting with nature. Championing the links between horticulture and wellbeing, the area will feature displays, workshops and advice to highlight how visitors can make the most of the outdoors.
For the first time at the show, instead of two Floral Marquees, over 40 of the UK’s finest nurseries will come together under one large structure and following last year’s success, the Floristry Tent will return. There will also be a packed line-up of live demonstrations to accompany displays from local florists and flower arrangers.
Schools will be challenged with the popular Wheelbarrow Competition, helping to mark the show’s 15th Anniversary. There will be featured talks in the Talks Theatre from experts including Matt Biggs, The Skinny Jean Gardener and Radio 2 gardening Guru Terry Walton.
Show Manager Rebecca Welti, comments that its set to be a fantastic year for RHS Cardiff: “The show has grown so much from the pop-up that we introduced in 2005 and 2020 is lining up to be the best yet! There is so much to see with plenty of hands-on activities and workshops for the whole family to get involved in. We are so proud to be part of the Welsh community and are hugely grateful for all the support we receive from businesses and organisations who help make this show so special,” she said.
For more information or to buy advance tickets for the RHS Flower Show Cardiff visit www.rhs.org.uk/cardiff
RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2020 Venue: Bute Park, Cardiff Castle Date: 17-19 April 2020 Opening times: Friday 17 – Sunday 19: 10am – 5pm Advance tickets: £13.25 (RHS members £12.25) On the day: £15 (RHS members £13) Each paying adult may bring two children aged 16 and under free of charge – no ticket required.
Image credits: Banner and central picture of Jonathan Mosely ©RHS/credit Jason Ingram.