In a reunion of two iconic British brands, we're delighted to announce our 3 year partnership with Wedgwood UK. As part of the partnership, Wedgwood will partner the RHS across three flower shows: Chatsworth, Chelsea and Tatton Park. You can find out more at

p.s. fun fact: we actually have a historical connection, as it was John Wedgwood who first came up with the idea of the RHS!
Make it a weekend to remember at RHS Gardens with a range of Mother's Day events, the Spring Plant Fair at RHS Garden Wisley and plenty of spring highlights wherever you turn! Plan your day out at [ Link ].
It’s National Water Saving Week this week - see our tips at

Last summer was warmer and drier in southern England, whereas northern areas were warmer and wetter. However you can never depend on the weather so it is always better to prepare and stock up on rainwater and prepare your garden for whatever the seasons can throw at it!

See the Met Office Summer 2016 Report at

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Magnificent magnolias - how stunning are they at the moment? We would love to see pictures of yours in full bloom :) here’s a selection of magnolias for small gardens if you want one for yourself!
Blossom makes everything better! This is Prunus 'Accolade' cherry blossom in the Wild Garden at RHS Garden Wisley - a wonderful sight to behold. Explore cherry trees suitable for small gardens at .
Please share, be aware! The top 10 pests and diseases in 2016 have been announced - each year we count our enquires to give a picture of what is affecting you. There are several movers and shakers in the list, including a new number 1 and lots of new entries. See all the details at .
- Becky, RHS Gardening Advice Team

RHS - Royal Horticultural Society
Give a gift of flowers to last all year with RHS Gift membership, the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or any special occasion! Plus if you buy RHS Gift membership before 26 March you'll get a free L’Occitane gift set worth £24 :)
In 10 days time we'll be getting ready to open the doors to the RHS London Spring Plant and Orchid Show Late event, with drinks, food, music and free activities on offer! The show then continues on 29-30 March - see to plan your visit.
Everybody needs a little cherry blossom in their life - you can even have your very own Hanami party ;) Hanami is Japanese for ‘flower viewing’, and this tradition is mainly used in connection with cherry blossom season! Here’s a selection of beauties for small gardens:
- Becky, RHS Gardening Advice Team
Spring has truly sprung at RHS Gardens, with magnolias, blossom, daffodils and more making them sparkle! Make the most of your weekend and see our gardens at their best - plan your great day out at
What’s flowering early in your garden? My Chionodoxa has never been out this early - this image from 2013 was taken on 8 April!
We'd love to see what's blooming early with you!
- Becky, RHS Gardening Advice Team
RHS Garden Harlow Carr's Alpine House is a treasure trove containing more than 2,000 different specimens spread out over 24m (80ft)! Flick through the pics to see some of our highlights, and find out more at .
So many Primulas, so little time...! What is your Primula of choice?
Is your head turned by a classic P. vulgaris or do you adore bright and sassy bedding colours? See some of our favourites below :)
- Becky, RHS Gardening Advice Team
The RHS members' seed scheme allows you to grow seeds in your garden that have been collected directly from RHS Gardens! You can see the seedlist and more details at , but be quick - deadline is 31 March.
Look familiar? ;) it's time to take on the grass with some spring lawn care! Shaping edges, seeding those patches and mowing it before it gets too long. To give your lawn a full MOT see
- Becky, RHS Gardening Advice Team
British Science Week (10-19 March) is upon us - find out what's happening near you at . A few schools are coming to meet our Science Teams for some hands on science - to find out more about our ongoing science projects see .
Celebrate all that spring has to offer at the RHS London Spring Plant and Orchid Show in the RHS Lindley and Lawrence Halls. Exhibits include an amazing selection of spring plants, must-have gardening sundries, a spectacular array of exotic, as well as hardy, orchids, plus a stunning floral installation by the RHS in-house florist Electric Daisy Flower Farm.


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RHS London Spring Plant and Orchid Show

It's National Apprenticeship Week, so there's no better time to consider a career in horticulture! Rebecca, a second-year apprentice at RHS Garden Wisley, describes her apprenticeship as 'a great opportunity to begin a career in horticulture and work in one of the most beautiful gardens'. Sound good? Visit for more info.
Who’s eating your plant? Lana Brace, RHS and Royal Holloway biology student, wants to find out which pests and diseases are most important in UK gardens. What do you think? Add your answers to her short survey at .
Congratulations to Justin Minns whose stunning photo has won the social media category for February in the RHS Photo Competition. The competition is now over, however stay tuned for news on next year's in the coming months!