UK: RHS plans indoor flower show after ‘gardening boom’ in cities

The UK’s first entirely indoor flower show, aimed at people in urban areas with little to no outdoor space, is to be put on by the Royal Horticultural Society next year.

In April, the organizers behind the Chelsea flower show will aim to reach a new generation of gardeners who may have been put off from horticulture by a lack of opportunity. While the Chelsea flower show is held in the peaceful, leafy confines of the Royal Hospital gardens, this event will be held in Manchester at the abandoned rail station Depot Mayfield, home of the Warehouse Project superclub.

The RHS hopes to transform it “into an urban grower’s paradise full of small-space gardening inspiration” with an industrial, indoor, city center location and immersive experience designed for those who live in cities.

The show aims to inspire more people to garden, in particular, those who would not usually as they do not have access to much green space. It will aim to display creative and beautiful ways to get involved with horticulture at home in small urban spaces. Content is still being developed, and growers and exhibitors can still get involved in the event.


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