RHS Plant and design show

15 – 16 February 2011

RHS London Plant and Design ShowUrban gardeners wanting to make the most of

anewgarden can find what they need at the 2011 RHS Plant and Design Show.

For the first time at this show, there will be two rooftop gardens, showing how gardeners can make the most of this valuable space.

A recent RHS study has shown that rooftop gardening can help combat climate change by lowering surrounding air temperatures. RHS scientist, Tijana Blanusa, who undertook the RHS research, says: ‘With our climate getting warmer, gardeners will be playing an even more important part in helping reduce the effects.’

‘Getting planting right in urban spaces, which can be very limited, can have a major effect in not only helping reduce urban temperatures but will also provide other environmental benefits. So, this exhibition is really useful for people looking for tips on how green-roofing can work for them.’

The modern-style rooftop gardens are being designed by two rising stars of the gardening world: RHS Young Designer of the Year 2010, Hugo Bugg and Melissa Jolly who won a top award at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in 2010.

Some of the UK’s best nurseries will be at the show with a spectacular array of spring flowering plants to tempt inspired gardeners, and to ensure they can take home all they need, garden accessories, books and tools will be available to buy from specialist shopping stands. Visitors will also be able to ‘ask the experts’ and pick up top tips about garden design and plants from the RHS advisory team and garden designers.

Further information

Venue

RHS Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street and Vincent Square, London SW1. Find directions and travel information

Opening times

  • Tuesday 15 February: 10am – 7pm
  • Wednesday 16 February: 10am – 5pm

Admission

FREE for RHS members, £5 for non-members (£3 on Wednesday).

Contact anewgarden for more information