from the best man for the job, Joseph Paxton.
They’ve got a nice maze too,
and a rockery. Plus five miles of walks among rare and exotic trees etc etc.
An exciting new public show from a world leader in all things horticultural? Well, that’s what we are getting. From 7th to 11th June the RHS are launching a brand new show which should be a wonderful event and hopefully it will breathe new life into the somewhat tired formula we are used to at Chelsea. https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chatsworth-flower-show
Sponsored by Wedgwood, the theme of the show is ‘Design Revolutionaries’, which, we are promised, will celebrate creative people who, through their foresight and innovation, have changed the way we think about gardens and garden design.
There is an entirely new, (unjudged), category of gardens introduced which encourages freedom of expression and celebrates the connection between plants, sculpture, art and people.
And, in celebration of local rural crafts, there will be a range of demonstrations with ‘have-a- go’ elements. This will range from dry-stone walling, to willow weaving, basket making and lathe turning. Our future crafters will also demonstrate how these traditional crafts can be used to create modern less conventional pieces in keeping with the theme of the show ‘Design Revolutionaries’
Worth the trip I hope! Let me know what you think if you visit.