From 6th to 10th June RHS Chatsworth Flower Show will return to the 1,000-acre Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire with new content including a river of 12,000 Cosmos flowers.

Highlights of the show will also include a Virtual Reality experience for visitors, an array of orchid displays and a new Living Laboratory exploring the roles of plants in the city.

What to expect at the show

Housed within a bespoke representation of Joseph Paxton’s Great Conservatory, one of this year’s displays will feature more than 100 varieties of Phalaenopsis orchid, creating an immersive floral extravaganza. 

The exotic blooms, in a palette of lilacs, purple, pale and cerise pink through to whites will create a central waterfall. Suspended from the ceiling will be a riot of sculptural branches with large chandeliers dripping with mosses and tropical bromeliads from which will showcase even more vibrant orchids. 

A Virtual Reality experience will immerse visitors further in the tropical display as they sit suspended amongst the flowers, experiencing the wonder of different orchids through the eyes of an insect. 

For the first time at an RHS Show, a mass planting of over 12,000 Cosmos will create a vision of pink in front of the iconic Chatsworth House for visitors to walk amongst and enjoy the sweet scent and appearance of this summer flower. 

The important role plants play within the city will also be explored in the new Living Laboratory, showcasing some of the great ways plants can help both now and in the future, as urban living intensifies.

Plants and technology will be on display highlighting how different varieties can help address a number of urban challenges including pollution, flooding and food scarcity. 

Other show highlights include Show Gardens inspired by the local landscapes including ‘The Great Outdoors Garden’ by Sheffield based designer Phil Hirst and a celebration of ‘Hay Time in Yorkshire’ by Chris Myers. 

Group bookings are available and organisers can call 0844 412 4650 for more details.

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