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.
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.
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.
|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