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RHS Flower Shows 2021: what's happening where

Published: October 30, 2020 at 3:50 pm

The RHS flower shows that are going ahead in 2021 have been announced, with Chatsworth Flower Show and Cardiff cancelled

The RHS has announced which of its flower shows will take place in 2021, following many cancellations in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.


RHS Chelsea Flower Show will go ahead, between 18 and 23 May, with all the details announced here.

This year, RHS Flower Show Cardiff and RHS Chatsworth Flower Show will not go ahead due to the impact of Covid-19.

Other RHS Flower Shows that will take place in 2021 are:

RHS Malvern Spring Festival
Dates: 5–9 May 2021.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.
Dates: 5–11 July 2021, Preview Evening 5 July, Members' Days 6 and 7 July

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park,
Dates: 21–25 July 2021, Members' Day 21 July

The RHS Flower Shows Hampton, Tatton, and Malvern Festival focus on a theme of health and wellbeing for 2021, while RHS Hampton Court will be celebrating community gardening and growing together through the new Community Area. The area will have allotment style gardens created by local community groups.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park will feature an RHS Flower Power Garden, designed by Anca Panait, which will explore the positive power of plants, flowers and the ways they can help heal.

There will be additional safety measures in place for each of the RHS Flower Shows, to ensure the shows are COVID secure.


Helena Pettit, director of gardens and shows said: "We are excited to be planning our 2021 Shows and cannot wait to bring everyone together again safely next summer and celebrate all that is wonderful about gardening and growing. Our shows promise to be blooming with a whole host of inspiration and advice for everyone, from those who have just recently discovered a passion for plants to seasoned gardeners whose love for gardens has been reaffirmed and who are keen to once again experience the unforgettable sights and smells on display at our RHS Flower Shows."

For more information on Chelsea, head to our Chelsea Flower Show hub.


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London


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