This year the new Horticulture Show at the Royal Norfolk Show is to be transformed into a unique and interactive community hub and set to be bigger than ever before. The new space will be cover a wide variety of horticultural styles to suit the ever-growing industry and be an exciting change for visitors this year.
Designed in the shape of a tree, to reflect the feeling of wellbeing trees provide and wellbeing as one of the three themes of this year’s show, the new area will feature live entertainment, cookery demonstrations and plenty of opportunities for visitors to chat to experts shop for new additions to their very own gardens. Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank is generously supporting the following areas:
Community hub and plot to plate demonstrations
With the help of the Royal Horticultural Society there will be an allotment space run by community and charity groups with a demonstration area for talks suited to growing fruit and vegetables. Visitors will be able to chat with volunteers on the plot about growing food at home or starting a new allotment themselves.
We are delighted to have a talented team of garden designers to show off their skills with an area dedicated to show gardens which will all incorporate one of the three main themes of the show this year – Wellbeing, Field to Fork and our Coast.
School show gardens
Schools are invited to design their own fun and colourful show gardens in raised beds along the main pathway to the marquees, again following one or all of the main themes of the show and judged by industry experts. This is a chance to encourage young people into gardening and this will provide them with a superb opportunity to get their hands dirty and enjoy having fun with plants.
Indoor and urban marquee
Indoor and urban gardening, is not only a current trend but also a necessity for our wellbeing. This area will show just how fascinating, accessible and easy it can be to incorporate plants into our everyday life. From living walls to air plants and even how transforming a small front garden can make a huge difference to our urban areas.
Created by the Norfolk Bee Keepers Society who will be back with their bees. This will show how we need bees for our food chain and how that process works directly with our own gardens and allotments.
Norfolk and Norwich Horticultural Society
Sponsored by Today Magazines (Suffolk & Norfolk Life) a fantastic floral marquee full of show flowers, fruit and vegetables along with other dazzling displays which has always been a popular place to visit at the show.
The demonstration marquee will be all about entertainment with a full programme for both learning and relaxing. From cookery demonstrations to gardening, live entertainment and lots more to keep you entertained whatever your interest…there will of course be food and drink available as well.
Norfolk-based horticultural producers will also be able to exhibit at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show at a discounted rate thanks to a new collaboration between the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) and Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank. If you’re interested in exhibiting and applying for a discounted rate click here.