The two RHS halls in Victoria will be resplendent with autumn bounty on October 25-26, 10am-5pm.
Along with floral installations from the Electric Daisy Flower Farm, specially selected plants to buy and talks from Bill Oddie, Roy Lancaster, Anne Swithinbank and Nick Bailey, you can immerse yourself in a self-sustaining edible forest in which shrubs, trees and ‘edimentals’ work together to look after themselves.
Ugni molinae, Allium hookeri and Sium sisarum surround a mushroom dome in an installation by Jon Davies whose ‘London Glades’ garden won Gold at RHS Hampton Court show this year. It’s kitchen gardening, but definitely not as we know it.
The wild theme extends even to the catering where a pop up team from Chelsea restaurant Rabbit will be serving forage-themed food. You can also join a guided foraging tour of the local area with Wild in the City to find edibles nearby.
There will also be rare plants from The Botanic Nursery, Plantbase and Harperly Hall Farm Nurseries, an award bonsai collection and grow your own avocado tree workshops.
The first 200 to book online can get a sneak preview of the show the evening before (from 6-9pm) with free pumpkin carving workshops, live music and cocktails.
Tickets at the door cost £5 for RHS members and £9 for non-members (£6 in advance). Late event £5.
To book, visit rhs.org.uk.