With a bare, barren and frosty landscape, winter can sometimes cause us to daydream about the spring and the summer and the plethora of flowers, colour and fragrance that occupy the British Isles throughout the warmer months.
If such floral, fragrant and happy thoughts are occupying your mind, you may appreciate us telling you about the London flower shows in 2012.
Orchid & Botanical Art Show 16 -17 March, 2012
Although you don’t have to wait until the spring and summer it seems to experience some dazzling floral displays in the capital, as kick-starting the 2012 flower show events in London is the Orchid & Botanical Art Show. Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society, this prominent show is held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.
Amidst a maze of incredible flower and plant displays, the show will demonstrate to visitors how even the smallest and neglected of urban spaces can be transformed into a flourishing garden spectacle fit for royalty.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 24 -26 May, 2012
Arguably the most glamorous annual flower show to take place on London if not British soil, the Royal Horticultural Society welcomes the public to the Royal Hospital in Chelsea to experience a simply breath-taking assortment of flowers.
Not only do horticulture enthusiasts have the chance to witness some high-end gardening design, the most stunning floral arrangements consisting of species from all over the world, but the show is bountiful of rich and famous onlookers, also keen on satisfying floriated yearnings in the most quintessentially English of surroundings.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 3 – 8 July, 2012
Also organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the world’s largest annual flower show. Taking place in the vast and luxurious grounds of Hampton Court Palace, which is said to be Henry VIII’s favourite location to contemplate the world, this vibrant flower show never fails to attract a crowd of visitors also as diverse in their ethnicities, ages and tastes as the flowers and plants on display here.
This six-day event includes water gardens, floral marquees and numerous garden-related shows, and gives visitors the opportunity to just browse or buy some of the most stunning flowers, plants and garden accessories available.
During any of these London flower shows, why not stay at the fabulous Luxury hotel in London, The Wyndham Grand in Chelsea Harbour? You can book online or by calling +44 (0)20 7823 3000.