Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society marks its 130th anniversary with an invitation to reconnect with the good life

Taking place on Saturday 11th June, from 10am to 6pm, the Royal Windsor Flower Show brings to the fore the finest in florals, food and crafting.  The one-day boutique show’s new home is the York Club, situated in the heart of the beautiful and historic Windsor Great Park.

This year marks 130 years of the Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society and sees the show return to its former name of the Royal Windsor Flower Show.  This change seeks to emphasise the Show’s connection to horticulture and the art of growing, which we celebrate alongside cooking and traditional crafts.

Show Director Alex Denman said: “We couldn’t be happier to be celebrating the 130th anniversary of the Society.  Building on the Royal Windsor Flower Show’s rich heritage, our aim is to inspire people to spend more time connecting with nature and away from our addictive glowing screens.  It is more important than ever to educate ourselves about plants, wildlife, gardening, growing produce, traditional crafts and eating well. We have something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s creating a bouquet fit for the Queen’s table, whipping up a Jubilee trifle or crafting a lovely quilt that will last for generations.  We want to create a day out that feeds the soul and encourages us to be happier and healthier as individuals, as a family and as a community.  Entry into our Competition Classes opens on Wednesday 2 March and I urge everyone to get involved, it will be the perfect summer’s day out.”

There are plenty of new features to discover including demonstrations from expert designers, horticulturists, chefs, makers and artists, all sharing their wealth of knowledge and handy hints.

Alan Titchmarsh, recently appointed Honorary President of The Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society, commented: “It’s an honour to be invited to become the Honorary President for the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society, especially as this year marks the Society’s 130th anniversary. It’s more important than ever that we educate ourselves about all things gardening, growing and eating well and this show will help people of all ages do exactly that. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or a newbie to planting, there’s a whole host of activities and competitions to get stuck into. It’s the perfect family day out and I can’t wait for people to see what we’ve got planned!”

Designed to engage a broad, multigenerational audience, the Royal Windsor Flower Show will be part of the week-long Platinum Jubilee Celebrations for the Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society’s Patron, Her Majesty The Queen.

For those wanting to get involved, the Competition Schedule is now online and also available as a physical copy.  Entries close on 6 June.

Classes of note include:

The Master Gardener Cup sponsored by Villaggio Verde : Wishing to recognise the horticultural legacy and the importance of Britain’s large country estates and the work of their exceptionally talented gardeners, this class is open exclusively for Estates and Royal Households.

A Floral Gift  : The winning arrangement from this class will be presented to our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen and be displayed on her breakfast table on Sunday 12th June.

Michael Lewis-Anderson Cup : Inspired by the Fortnum & Mason call to create a Platinum Pudding, this class is to create a trifle, open to interpretation. It can be a traditional family recipe or something with a modern twist.

Growing Little Green Fingers : The incredibly talented and inspirational team at Busy Buttons CORE Charity is back bringing their unique style and energy to the Children’s Marquee.  Paying homage to the Queen’s seven decades of service, the marquee will have a special emphasis on her love for nature and animals, with classes covering gardening, cookery and art and crafts.  There will be fun interactive activities promising to engage families while learning some fascinating facts about Her Majesty’s extraordinary life.

For more details about the Show, please visit: www.rwrhs.com.
Tickets are available https://rwrhs.com/shop/. 
  • Early bird tickets are available from Monday 7th March at a discounted price:   Adults £8, Family £20, Child (5-17 years) £3, Free entry for children under 5 years old.
  • General release ticket prices after 4 April until 11 June are as follows: Adult £15, Family £38, Child (5-17 years) £5, Free entry for children under 5 years old.
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