London’s passion for planting and produce is set to come alive this September at the inaugural London Flower Show, running from the 8th – 11th September 2016, and tickets go on sale Monday 7th March 2016.
Set in the stunning grounds of the Georgian country estate Osterley House and Park, the London Flower Show will open its doors for the first time as a family-fun extravaganza, and celebration of the UK’s blooming and harvest season.
The four-day event will see a unique blend of over 20 stunning show gardens, vivid floral displays and a range of produce growing competitions, showcasing the very best garden designers, industry experts and horticulturalists from across the country and around the globe.
Families will be able to enjoy a variety of live entertainment, music and art installations that will bring together people from all walks of life in a celebration of everything green, in bloom and home grown with the weird and wonderful in the mix to amaze and excite.
Visitors will be able to sample fresh fruit and vegetables from entrants to the Produce Growing competition, in the biggest and best market garden and open-air delicatessen in London as well as see cooking demonstrations from some of the UK’s top chefs.
A dedicated Kids Play Space will also provide an area filled with play equipment and entertainment for the children, whilst parents have the chance to relax and unwind amongst the groves of Osterley House and Park.
The London Flower Show will be packed full of inspirational planting ideas, floral arrangements, exciting features and a variety of retail displays that will inspire real gardens, extending the gardening season for all its visitors, making it a must see event this September.
Philippa O’Brien, chair of the Society of Garden Designers said: “The new London Flower Show looks as if it will be a breath of fresh air. Nothing stuffy about this one, it is aimed at a much younger audience than most shows, with plenty for families from growing vegetables to sustainable gardening. Show gardens look set to surprise and delight with lots of gardens designed by SGD members.”
Early bird tickets go on sale on Monday 7th March 2016 and cost just £10 per person. The Show will open daily from 11am – 7pm from the 8th -11th September 2016. Tickets are available to purchase through the dedicated event website http://londonflowershow.seetickets.com/.
There are still a host of ways for horticultural hobbyists, artisans, designers and makers to get involved in the show including the opportunity to compete for cash prizes in a plethora of Produce Growing and Floral Arrangement competitions, so if you’re a budding grower, floral stylist or garden designer, log on to the website now for more information http://londonflowershow.co.uk.
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