RHS London Harvest Festival Show 7 – 8 October 2014 RHS London Shades of Autumn Show 21 – 22 October 2014

7 – 8 October 2014 RHS London Harvest Festival Show 

Lindley Hall, Greycoat Street, Westminster, London SW1P 2PE

From 7 – 8 October, the RHS London Harvest Festival Show will offer visitors the chance to see, taste and buy harvest produce from some of the UK’s best nurseries, growers and independent food producers as they come together to celebrate all things autumnal.
Seasoned RHS Chelsea Flower Show medal winners Pennard Plants will display a creative central feature, with interesting and alternative ways of growing fruits and vegetables in small spaces. In addition, visitors can also enjoy:

• Monster pumpkins in the RHS Heaviest Pumpkin Competition as professional and amateur growers compete for the chance to win £1,000.
• An array of apple tasting with the RHS Garden Wisley sampling sessions.
• The Wild Wood, holding a talks programme and foraging area during the day.
• Tips from exciting exhibitors such as the Urban Orchard Project, Master Forager Claudio Bincoletto and The Garlic Farm.

The ever-popular RHS Harvest Festival Late will return on Tuesday 7 October (6 – 9pm) with seasonal fruit cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and music from folk artist Robin Grey. Carrot-instrument whittling workshops will also be available from Can You Dig It?

Tickets are available to buy in advance (http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events) or on the door.

21 – 22 October 2014 RHS London Shades of Autumn Show

Lindley Hall and Lawrence Hall, Greycoat Street, Westminster, London SW1P 2PE

The best in autumn planting and inspiration will be on offer in both the Lindley and Lawrence Halls as the RHS London Shades of Autumn Show returns for 2014.

This year the show will be themed around all things art and design; featuring an engaging talks programme on garden design, striking horticultural photography and botanical art, specialist growers from across the UK selling their plants, plus an innovative new 3D printing exhibition.

Curated by award-winning designers Andrew Fisher Tomlin, Kajsa Bourne and Tom Harfleet, miNiATURE provides a brand new creative outlet through which to explore garden design. Thanks to the evolution of 3D printing, visitors to the show will see some of the UK’s leading garden designers exhibiting high-quality miniature garden models. The exhibition will offer a fresh perspective, opening up new possibilities to be more ambitious and experimental in design. Models from world-renowned garden designers including Sarah Eberle, Jo Thompson, Jim Fogarty and Andy Sturgeon will travel to the show from Amsterdam, where they are being previewed at the Cultural Embassy in September.

In addition, The Shades of Autumn Competition, which is open to all amateur growers, will present the pick of seasonal foliage and flowers from plantsmen around the UK. Complementing this colour and creativity will be horticultural photography and botanical art in the Lawrence Hall and Lindley Hall respectively.

Visitors will enjoy browsing the new shopping stands and can attend expert talks from nurseries on seasonal topics. The RHS Gardening Advice Service will be on hand to tackle any gardening queries.

Tickets are available to buy in advance (http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events) or on the door.

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