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Garden Lovers Events, Sep-Nov 2013

RHS Autumn Events,

24 Aug-29 September; Surrey Sculpture Society Trail, RHS Garden Wisley
More than 60 beautiful sculptures by some of the South East’s finest local artists will be displayed in a winding trail throughout the garden. All will be available to buy.

4-8 September; the Wisley Flower Show, RHS Garden Wisley
Experience the delights of Wisley in late summer whilst you browse, buy and get advice from 40 expert exhibitors including specialist nurseries, some of which are RHS Chelsea or Hampton Court Palace Flower Show medal winners.

6-8 September; West Country Craft Fair, RHS Garden Rosemoor
Come and support talented local craftspeople and artisans who take their inspiration from the landscapes and materials of the South West. Over 40 will be displaying a range of beautiful handmade items at Rosemoor’s craft fair.

6-22 September; the Artists’ Garden: Art Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor
Over 80 of the South West’s most talented artists are involved in this exciting and colourful exhibition of naturalistic pictures, prints and cards. The range is eclectic in style and price. All work is for sale and the exhibition is stewarded by at least one participating artist each day.

11-22 September; Textila Exhibition, RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Well established contemporary textile group Textilla are exhibiting wearable items and wall art, created using a range of styles and techniques, for visitors to view and buy.

27-29 September; Real Ale and Cider Festival, RHS Garden Rosemoor
Rosemoor’s first Real Ale and Cider Festival features a range of interesting, unusual and quaffable real ales and ciders served direct from the barrel or available to take home. With food stalls and live music from local performers it promises to be a grand day out.

28-29 September; Chilli Pepper Weekend, RHS Hyde Hall
Explore the spicier side of vegetable growing at RHS Hyde Hall’s chilli festival. With colourful displays, stalls, advice and tastings it promises to be a real feast for the senses.

28-29 September; Malvern Autumn Show, the Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW
The Malvern Autumn Show is a true celebration of gardening, the countryside, nostalgia and food. With plenty of activities to enjoy including cookery demonstrations, gardening talks, vegetable displays, vintage tractors, crafts and more, the show makes for a great family-friendly day out.

6 October; Apple Day, RHS Garden Rosemoor
Organised in conjunction with Orchards Live, Thornhayes Nursery and the RHS South West Area Fruit Group, Rosemoor’s annual celebration of all things apple includes cookery demonstrations, tastings, fruit displays, planting and cultivation tips and talks and a host of activities for children. There will also be stalls selling fruit, cider and apple juice.

8-9 October; RHS London Harvest Festival Show, Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street & Vincent Square, London
Join in a celebration of the harvest and see, taste and buy produce from some of the best growers in the UK as they exhibit their bounty at the RHS London Harvest Festival Show. Tastings, live music, giant vegetable competitions and expert talks and advice round off the experience.

12-13 October; Taste of Autumn Festival, All RHS Gardens, RHS Wisley’s celebrations run from 16-20 Oct
Come and join as we celebrate the plenty of autumn across all RHS Gardens with food and drink stalls, tastings, talks, walks, expert advice and cookery demonstrations on how to cope with gluts of seasonal produce. RHS Grow Your Own is supported by Mr Fothergill’s.

16-23 October; Combined Harvest Art Exhibition, RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Artists Rachel McNaughton, Julie Cross and Vivienne Rawnsley exhibit a range of original paintings, prints and greeting cards for the public to both view and purchase.

22-23 October; RHS London Shades of Autumn Show
A show to give inspiration to those looking to extend the gardening season and learn about autumn planting from the experts. Featuring specialist nursery displays, tips, talks and advice plus a wide selection of plants to buy.

October Half Term,’Sense-ational Autumn’ All RHS Gardens
Get creative with hands-on art and craft activities aimed at children and based on exploring the senses of touch, smell, sight and hearing. Pumpkin carving workshops and Halloween themed activities will also be held on 26-27 October at RHS Garden Rosemoor and on 26 October at RHS Garden Hyde Hall.

9-24 November; Christmas Craft Exhibition, RHS Garden Harlow Carr
A wide range of items handmade by local craftspeople will be exhibited and available to buy, including beautiful jewellery, textiles, felt, woodwork and more.

23 November 2013-23 February 2014; Winter Sculpture Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor
An eclectic mix of beautiful pieces by a range of sculptors spread throughout the Garden. Most of the pieces exhibited are for sale and free guided sculpture walks leave the Visitor Centre at 11.30am most Wednesday mornings.

23-24 November; Christmas Craft Fair, RHS Hyde Hall
Organised by the Guild of Essex Craftsmen, this weekend is an ideal opportunity to obtain special and unique handmade presents for family and friends at reasonable prices.

26 November-8 December; Christmas Art Exhibition, RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Back again by popular demand, the annual arts exhibition will be onsite featuring work from the very best artists from around the region.

27 November-1 December; Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, RHS Garden Wisley
Browse and buy from around 160 of the finest contemporary craftspeople in the country and find the perfect Christmas present in our heated marquee. Free for members, non-members £9, member’s guest £6, group bookings £8

RHS Shows for 2013

A list of the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) shows for 2013:

RHS London Plant & Design Show, February 19-20
Leading UK nurseries put on a show with their new blooms

RHS London Orchid & Botanical Art Show, April 12-13
See spectacular orchids from the world's finest specialist growers and beautiful botanical art.

RHS Great London Plant Fair, March 26-27
See some of the best UK and international nurseries, quality horticultural products, and get expert advice.

RHS Flower Show Cardiff, April 19-21
Enjoy the first major show of the summer season and pick up ideas for growing your own fruit and vegetables.

Malvern Spring Gardening Show, May 9-12
Browse and buy some plants and gardening products, enjoy demonstrations and Q&As with celebrity gardeners.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show, May 21-25
A catwalk of colour and creativity, experience the brightest new ideas and latest gardening trends.

BBC Gardeners World Live, Birmingham, June 12-26
Enjoy Show Gardens to feed your imagination, shopping to spruce up your garden and expert advice to grow your horticultural knowledge.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, July 9-14
Set against the backdrop of Hampton Court Palace find ideas on how to grow your own, enjoy outdoor living and much more.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park , July 24-28
Experience summer in all its glory and see the latest innovative creations from up and coming garden designers.

RHS Garden Hyde Hall Celebration of Plants, August 2-8
A must for all plant lovers. Browse shop and get advice from specialist nurseries and trade stands.

RHS Wisley Flower Show , September 5-8
With around 40 exhibitors, stunning displays and garden sundries enjoy a great day out for gardeners of all abilities.

Malvern Autumn Show, September 28-29
Set in the heart of Worcestershire, the show offers the perfect seasonal day out with a host of delectable, inspirational features for food and gardening lovers alike.

RHS London Harvest Festival Show, October 8-9
The best of the season's harvest is displayed from the UK's top growers including tastings & exhibits.

RHS London Shades of Autumn Show , October 22-23
Packed with autumn- planting inspiration to extend the gardening season. The Lawrence Hall will host more than 20 specialist nurseries from around the UK, offering a wealth of advice and an enviable selection of plants.


Woodworks The 10th annual Woodworks! festival is happening this weekend, 1st-2nd September.  The two days are full of wood craft, trees, machines, real ale, arena displays and fantastic folk and roots music.

The Forest of Marston Vale's festival of trees, wood and wood products is held each year in the Marston Vale Millennium Country Park at Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire.

Woodworks! is a fun weekend packed with people doing amazing things, some with machines, others armed with nothing more than their hands and some wood. Have a go at willow weaving, pyrography, archery and much more. Find out how cart wheels are made, how a basket is woven, how a tree can become a beam or a spoon or a chair or a thatcher's spar.

All profits from Woodworks! and everything else that goes on at the Forest Centre are used to create the Forest of Marston Vale.

Click here for further info and tickets

The Forest Centre is set within the 225 hectare Millennium Country Park. With an adventure playground, sensory wildlife garden, 15km of surfaced paths, grass footpaths, horse trails and Wetlands Nature Reserve - it is a haven for wildlife and birds.