Dis­ap­pointed at show move

Amateur Gardening - - Your Letters -

I CAN’T be the only RHS show fan who is dis­ap­pointed at the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s de­ci­sion to re­ar­range the Lon­don shows from Lind­ley Hall in Vic­to­ria to RHS Gar­den Hyde Hall in Es­sex.

I live in Wilt­shire, and for years I have en­joyed a day trip on the train to Water­loo and walked to the Early Spring Show to ad­mire the dis­plays, lis­ten to lec­tures and buy sup­plies.

It will be im­pos­si­ble to get to Es­sex. Lon­don is such a cen­tral lo­ca­tion: there must be many peo­ple like me who will have to give up this plea­sure.

At least Hamp­ton Court flower show is still in situ! Ca­role Hill by email

Wendy says: There is hope, Ca­role – one or more of the shows may move to Wis­ley once the new events build­ing is open. In the mean­time, the RHS will put on a spring launch show in the Lon­don Lind­ley and Lawrence Halls on 8-10 April 2019 and this will in­cor­po­rate the Or­chid Show.

RHS Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Sue Biggs says: “We are sorry that some mem­bers will be dis­ap­pointed, but we hope they un­der­stand that these shows are no longer sus­tain­able for the RHS and our ded­i­cated ex­hibitors.” The ma­jor­ity of the Lon­don RHS shows will move to RHS Gar­dens

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