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Visit the RHS London Plant & Design Show and get inspired

11 January 2013
Visit the RHS London Plant & Design Show and get inspired

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK’s leading gardening charity, kick-starts the gardening year in the heart of the capital. The RHS London Plant & Design Show, 19–20 February 2013, will provide gardening advice, inspiration and display an extensive selection of early spring plants.

An interactive central feature, focusing on six garden themes from conifers and woodland to kitchen gardens and house plants, has been designed to celebrate the launch of the new RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) list and the new RHS hardiness ratings. This display will tell the history of selected AGM plants, the meaning behind their names and why they are important. Plant Committees and RHS experts will also be holding talks and demonstrations.

Kylie Balmain, RHS Head of Horticultural Trials & Relations, says: “The RHS London Plant & Design Show is a great opportunity to share with visitors the story of how a plant gets its Award of Garden Merit.”

For those interested in garden design, London colleges will be on hand with advisors to provide information and host talks. Visitors will also be able to see the work of up-and-coming young talent, inspiring the use of sustainable energy and recycled and reclaimed materials within garden design. Three young designers will reveal their plans for gardens, themed around Eco Innovations, which will be created at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July.

Specialist growers from across Britain will be selling a spectacular array of the best spring plants, many of which are not available in garden centres due to their rarity and collectability. Visitors can expect to see and buy contemporary garden products and many different snowdrops, hellebores and early spring bulbs including new plants and unusual cultivars.