RHS London Shows


RHS Harvest Festival Show

Our family show, from 2–3 October 2018, was full of autumnal ideas for a productive garden

Couple look at vegetable stand at RHS Harvest Festival

We celebrated the arrival of autumn at the 2018 Harvest Festival Show. Free to attend, the show took place at the RHS Lindley Hall and showcased a host of seasonal talks, inspiring displays, thrilling competitions and more. 

Visitors saw competitors go head to head to grow the biggest pumpkin and heard specialist advice from the RHS Fruit Group and National Vegetable Society for growing favourite edibles. 

There was also apple tasting as well as displays from local schools involved with our RHS Campaign for School Gardening. Read on to find out what else was at our 2018 show.  
Giant pumpkin competition

Visitors became a piece of art

Pennard Plants interpreted the famous artwork ‘Cookmaid with Still Life of Vegetables and Fruit’ by Sir Nathanial Bacon as an interactive living artwork. In this unique display, visitors were encouraged to immerse themselves in a bit of history - visitors completed the picture by posing as the cookmaid!

Put yourself in a piece of art with Pennard Plants
During the show, artist Nneka Uzoigwe painted a still life inspired by the installation from Pennard Plants and was on hand to guide visitors through her own work. Visitors to the show saw an impressive take on Nneka's favourite interest - flora.  

Heaviest Apple competition

Visitors brought their apples to the show to enter the Heaviest Apple Competition. Open to all and free to enter, the weigh-in took place at the RHS Fruit Group Stand. 

See the full list of talks, workshops and exhibitors from the RHS London Harvest Festival 2018




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