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The Royal Horticultural Society is rolling out a riot of fabulous and floral events this summer


Posted: 3 April 2012
by Helen McKay-Ferguson

Contemporary Craft and Design Fair
May 3-7
Craft lovers can browse home and garden crafts at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey. With over 200 acres of land, there's lots for families to explore, from a pinetum and arboretum, a 'plants for bugs' area and an outdoors play space.

Spring Plant Fair
May 6
Green-fingered types can stock up on all things leafy at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate. The garden's log maze, family trails and woodland dens will keep little visitors busy.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show
May 22–26
Discover beateous blooms and inspirational garden designs at the glorious Chelsea Flower Show.

Quentin Blake Exhibition
May 26–August 27
The gallery of artworks by celebrated illustrator Quentin Blake will be on display at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon, this summer. As well as admiring his artwork, children can explore a model of the Green Ship, inspired by Blake's classic story.

Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend
June 2–5
The RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Essex, will be laying on cream teas and live music to celebrate the Jubilee.

Garden Party
June 9, 10
Join this grand al fresco bash at RHS Garden Wisley, with Punch And Judy shows, garden games and ballroom dancing lessons.

Father’s Day Weekend: Great Garden Swap
June 16-17
Do you have any unwanted tools and gardening gubbins lurking around in your garden shed? Or has the season blessed you with a glut of produce? Bring it along to RHS Gardens Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr and you can swap your sundries with another gardening enthusiast.


The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
July–8
Taking place at Henry VIII's old haunt, the annual Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has a feast of fun to delight little visitors. Children can hang out amongst a bounty of beautiful blooms, enjoy life music and picnic amongst Britain's premier garden displays. 


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