Side Street Style: Flowers in Bloom at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show

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14/04/2017

Flowers in Bloom at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show


colourful flowers



I love this time of the year, when the earth appears to wake up again after the long winter sleep to a colourful and beautiful world as flowers start to blooms. Last year was the first time I attended the RHS Flower show and loved it so I was equally excited to go again this year with my friend and local blogger Laura from Cardboard Cities. For the second year in a row the sun shone for the whole weekend meaning making it the perfect day out for all ages and this year seemed to have even more features for children than the last with a hungry caterpillar to climb and lots of wicker sculptures to spot as well as the very popular floral wheel (Ferris wheel).



RHS Cardiff

RHS Cardiff


As you enter through the gates you are immediately faced with a giant willow bee sculpture towering over everyone at 16ft high. Also one of my favourite displays is the creative wheelbarrow gardens designed  and planted by different local schools, each one different and unique. We then made our way through the first of the floral Marquees filled with an abundance of different flowers, all the incredible Tulips and Peonies really caught my eye. You see colours and varieties you never knew existed. 


RHS Cardiff

roses


Then we headed outside to take a look at all the show gardens with my personal favourites being Bridgend Collages enter - The Life of a Hermit and Castle of Dreams with it's smokey dragon and strong Welsh heritage feel. Last year I picked up a Venus flytrap for my eldest this year this little rosebush caught my eye, I have to admit I am not a huge fan of roses but I bought this for my son to look after as he loves little gardening projects over the summer.


flower show

RHS Cardiff


Having a small vegetable patch in our garden I naturally had a keen interest in the vegetables on display with so many different varieties and bunches of the most beautiful organic carrots and onions. There is something very fulfilling about successfully growing something good enough to eat. What I really like about the RHS Flower Show in Cardiff is even though The RHS is a national organisation there is very much focus on local produce and businesses making it a really homegrown affair.


carnival

Flower show
Me outside the RHS tour camper van 


There is so much to see and do as well as pick up some really special and unique flowers for your garden and home. Also kids can have a go at making seed bombs, throwing a pot or even tree climbing and there are plenty of informative and inspiring talks happening throughout the day. Near the back of the venue is an array of craft stalls and homemade goods as well as some fantastic food options from the healthy to the indulgent. I would highly recommend visiting next year and I know I will be going again. It's best to book early with tickets as it's more expensive on the door with children under 16 going free. Can't wait until next year


RHS Cardiff


I was kindly invited to attend the RHS Cardiff Flower show and genuinely thought it was a fantastic day out 

10 comments:

  1. Oh wow what a colourful day out! I've never been to an RHS show but I think I'll have to add it to my "things to check out" list :)

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    1. it really is such a lovely day out, highly recommend you go

      Laura x

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  2. This sounds like a great day out. Love flowers and veg, so this is ideal. Love the pics of the flowers too!

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    1. It's a wonderful day out and so colourful, perfect springtime day trip

      Laura x

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  3. Looks like a great day out. I've never been to this event

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    1. You should really go next year, it's a great day out

      Laura x

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  4. Oh I'm so gutted we missed it, it looks wonderful. Also a lovely day with the weather, will have to try it out next year as I so need some inspiration for my garden!

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    1. Yes it's great for the inspiration and also a perfect family day out in Cardiff
      Laura x

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  5. Beautiful photos of the flowers! It really does sound like a nice day out :)

    Hope you are having a lovely Easter and enjoying the long weekend.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  6. Visited there last weekend with a group of friends, and had all the fun we could handle. I really like the ambiance at Venues in NYC. There's a decent draft beer selection at a reasonable price and the bartenders are good at what they do.

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