RHS Early Spring Plant Fair

It’s that time of year again – the gardening season has started and we can’t wait to get out and show-off some of our amazing plants!

From 13–14 February, our Horticultural Senior Supervisor Nigel Hopes is kick-starting the gardening season by exhibiting a number of Cyclamen species at this year’s RHS Early Spring Plant Fair.

He will be taking along our stunning Cyclamen species, all of which are from the National collection held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and will be presented in a landscaped display, as well as on their own, alongside information on growing and propagating this lovely genius.

The main focus of the display is going to be Cyclamen persicum, a beautiful specimen which is generally overlooked because it is not frost hardy. This species has been hybridised to give us the florist Cyclamen we know today, which tends to be the first cyclamen that many come across. The straight species is elegant with a powerful scent, perfect for a cool window ledge, frost free greenhouse or porch.

We will also be displaying the fabulous diversity of the well-known garden favourite Cyclamen hederifolium, proving it’s not just the flowers that are attractive – the leaves are magnificent in their own right.

Held at Lawrence and Lindley Halls, there’s plenty going on with free workshops, street food, and a free drink on entry, as well as a variety of exhibitors each showing off their early spring blooms.

There’s still time to get your tickets, simply follow the link for more information: rhs-early-spring-plant-fair