VISIT A SUMMER FLOWER SHOW
The season of many wonderful celebratory floral events is now upon us. If you missed Chelsea Flower Show in May, don’t fear – there is still a profusion to choose from. For grandeur, visit Chatsworth in Derbyshire (6-10 June) and its Great Conservatory, or Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire (22-24 June), with its fine floral pavilions. A relative newcomer, there’s also Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show (22-24 June), which takes place within a beautiful 58-acre garden in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. And there’s the ever-popular Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in Surrey (3-8 July). It’s also worth researching events in your area so you can meet local suppliers and find out what grows well where you live. For more information, go to rhs.org.uk.