April 24, 2012

One of my regular New Year resolutions is to make time during the year to get out and about as much as I can to visit some of the lovely public gardens and wonderful gardening shows.

The Royal Horticultural Society is Britain’s gardening charity organisation and has many wonderful gardens that you too can take time out to visit. The aim of the Royal Horticultural Society is to inspire, inform and to educate those who are interested in horticulture and gardening. Even if you haven’t got green fingers, a day out in the fresh air, taking in the atmosphere surrounded by plants can be very therapeutic and a great stress buster.

Many of the RHS gardens have their plants labelled, so if you see something that you find really attractive then you can simply make a note of the name and the have a go at growing it for yourself. By visiting these gardens you can also get ideas for planting schemes and exciting planting combinations. It’s also worth taking a camera so you can take photos to use for reference.

As well as gardens to visit, the RHS also arranges superb seasonal gardening shows, with the highlight of the gardening year being the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.

If you can’t wait for Chelsea then here are some additional dates for forthcoming gardening events where you’re sure to find inspiration like I always do 🙂

Hampton Court Flower Show
Click here for more info at the RHS website

Tatton Park Flower Show
Click here for more info at the RHS website

Even if you’re not a gardener, visiting these shows is great fun for all the family and who knows… you might even get green fingers!



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