UK: RHS Urban Show in Manchester celebrates 'gardening boom' in cities

The Royal Horticultural Society is to celebrate the 'gardening boom' taking place in cities by hosting its first-ever large indoor show in 2024. The charity said it wanted the RHS Urban Show at Depot Mayfield in Manchester to inspire urbanites to grow plants both indoors and outside.

It said it would be 'very different' from its 'current roster of Flower Shows.' Director of gardens & shows Helena Pettit said it would be about bringing gardening "to a new audience."

The charity has five gardens across the UK, including RHS Bridgewater in Salford, which opened in 2021 and hosts a number of annual outdoor flower shows, including one at Tatton Park in Cheshire.

An RHS representative said the urban show, which will take place from 18 to 21 April, was part of its strategy for the next decade, which it launched earlier in the year with the aim of opening up gardening 'for anyone, anywhere.'


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