RHS Chatsworth is more than just a flower show

Picture courtesy of Chatsworth House Trust

In excess of 85,000 visitors from across the UK are expected to descend on Derbyshire this month for the first Royal Horticultural Society Chatsworth Flower Show.

The over-arching theme for the show is Design Revolutionaries, inspired by the fact that through the ages Chatsworth has attracted revolutionary thinkers who have made their mark on its landscape – including William Talman, Joseph Paxton and Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

The show, covering 43 acres, has been planned over the past 19 months and there will be 350 exhibitors including an RHS Feature Garden, eight Show Gardens, eight Freeform Gardens, 186 trade and lifestyle stands, 88 floral marquee and plant village nurseries, six show features and 38 great taste exhibitors as well as community participants for the likes of bug hotels and well-dressing displays.

Three temporary bridges to span the river Derwent will be installed for the show.

You can read about just some of the people taking part in the next four posts on this website.