RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016

The RHS Wisley Flower Show was opened by actress Dame Penelope Keith, on Tuesday 6th September 2016.  This lovely flower show runs until Sunday 11th September 2016, so you still have time to plan your visit.

There’s free entry to the RHS Wisley Flower Show for RHS Members, who can also bring a family member to the show without charge.  If you’re not a member of the RHS, this is a great time to join.

The National Dahlia Society's Annual Show is held in the National Dahlia Society Tent, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show. Don't forget to enter the People's Dahlia Competition on the Saturday and Sunday of the Show!
The National Dahlia Society’s Annual Show is held in the National Dahlia Society Tent, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show. Don’t forget to enter the People’s Dahlia Competition on the Saturday and Sunday of the Show!

There is so much to see at the RHS Wisley Flower Show: from the National Dahlia Society Annual Show, to the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display, which this year has embraced the theme of ‘Not Quite Strictly’.

Graham King and Cheryl Caswell were awarded 3rd Prize in the Bollywood Section, for their stunning floral exhibit. Graham King and Cheryl Caswell are members of Godalming Flower Club.
Graham King and Cheryl Caswell were awarded 3rd Prize in the Bollywood Section, for their stunning floral exhibit. Graham King and Cheryl Caswell are members of Godalming Flower Club.

Congratulations to Graham King and Cheryl Caswell for their beautiful, Bollywood themed, floral arrangement.  These talented flower arrangers are both members of Godalming Flower Club; this friendly and welcoming flowering arranging club is celebrating its anniversary on the 20th September.

Beautiful floral shoes fit for a flower fairy, a princess or cinderella. Pictured in the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display Tent, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
Beautiful floral shoes fit for a flower fairy, a princess or cinderella. Pictured in the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display Tent, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
This beautiful green shoe has been specially made from natural materials, for the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016. I love this shoe, it looks as if it was designed for a fairy princess.
This beautiful green shoe has been specially made from natural materials, for the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016. I love this shoe, it looks as if it was designed for a fairy princess.
This beautiful shoe was created by Jean Rivett, for the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016. Jean was awarded First Prize for this stunning shoe, by the NAFAS judge, in the category 'Stepping Out'.
This beautiful shoe was created by Jean Rivett, for the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016. Jean was awarded First Prize for this stunning shoe, by the NAFAS judge, in the category ‘Stepping Out’.
These beautiful shoes have been exquisitely decorated with honesty seed cases. This special shoe is part of a competition class called 'Stepping Out' at the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
These beautiful shoes have been exquisitely decorated with honesty seed cases. This special shoe is part of a competition class called ‘Stepping Out’ at the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
These intricately decorated shoes were much admired in the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display Tent, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
These intricately decorated shoes were much admired in the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display Tent, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
I love these shoes, made using soft Stachys leaves. Pictured in the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display area, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
I love these shoes, made using soft Stachys leaves. Pictured in the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display area, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
These intricately decorated shoes can be seen in the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display Tent, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
These intricately decorated shoes can be seen in the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display Tent, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.

At the RHS Wisley Flower Show you’ll find 55 nurseries, selling an array of shrubs, grasses, citrus, alpines ferns, hostas, perennials, herbs, succulents, air plants, orchids, bulbs, corms clematis, and much more!  There are also 21 trade stands, where you can purchase composts, plant labels, tools, cold frames, mini greenhouses, and garden sundries.

You'll find a diverse range of independent nurseries at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, selling a wide variety of plants, from air plants, orchids, alpine plants and succulents, to late summer flowering perennials and spring flowering bulbs. There are 55 nurseries at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, which is held from Tuesday 6th September 2016 to Sunday 11th September 2016.
You’ll find a diverse range of independent nurseries at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, selling a wide variety of plants, from air plants, orchids, alpine plants and succulents, to late summer flowering perennials and spring flowering bulbs. There are 55 nurseries at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, which is held from Tuesday 6th September 2016 to Sunday 11th September 2016.

The RHS Advisory team are offering advice to show visitors, and there’s a plant creche where you can leave your purchases, to enjoy the late summer colour of the gardens.

The RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016 is bigger and better than ever! Featuring 55 nurseries and 21 tradestands, as well as the National Dahlia Society Annual Show and the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display, there's lots to see and do at this lovely show.
The RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016 is bigger and better than ever! Featuring 55 nurseries and 21 tradestands, as well as the National Dahlia Society Annual Show and the Surrey NAFAS Floral Display, there’s lots to see and do at this lovely show.

The RHS People’s Dahlia Competition

On Saturday 10th September 2016 and Sunday 11th September 2016, visitors to the RHS Wisley Flower Show are invited to enter the RHS People’s Dahlia Competition. Entering this Dahlia Competition couldn’t be easier, simply arrive at the National Dahlia Society Tent by 11am, on either Saturday or Sunday, with a single stem of one of your own home-grown Dahlias.  Entry to the competition is free (normal garden entry costs apply) and a display vase will be provided for your bloom.

Any type of Dahlia can be entered, just ensure you’re at the National Dahlia Society tent to enter your Dahlia before 11am, when entries close.  The judging for the People’s Dahlia Competition will take place at 12 noon; the judges will be awarding first, second and third prizes.  The Prize Giving for the People’s Dahlia Competition will be held at 3pm, on both days.  There are some lovely prizes for the winners, if you’re entering – good luck!

The National Dahlia Society's Annual Show is held in the National Dahlia Society Tent, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show. Don't forget to enter the People's Dahlia Competition on the Saturday and Sunday of the Show!
The National Dahlia Society’s Annual Show is held in the National Dahlia Society Tent, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show. Don’t forget to enter the People’s Dahlia Competition on the Saturday and Sunday of the Show!

The RHS Wisley Flower Show runs from Tuesday 6th September 2016 until Sunday 11th September 2016.  You can find more details about the RHS Wisley Flower Show here.
Information for disabled visitors to the RHS Wisley Flower Show can be found here.

Aldo from Aldo Air Plants, with his beautiful air plants and orchids.
Aldo from Aldo Air Plants, with his beautiful air plants and orchids.
These beautifully coloured air plants are available to purchase from Aldo Air Plants, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, from 6th September 2016 to 11th September 2016.
These beautifully coloured air plants are available to purchase from Aldo Air Plants, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, from 6th September 2016 to 11th September 2016.
Jacques Amand International have a super stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, where they are selling a huge variety of top quality bulbs. Now is the ideal time to plant many spring flowering bulbs, for beautiful flowers, colour, and fragrance next spring.
Jacques Amand International have a super stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, where they are selling a huge variety of top quality bulbs. Now is the ideal time to plant many spring flowering bulbs, for beautiful flowers, colour, and fragrance next spring.

Jacques Amand International are an award winning, family run nursery, specialising in top sized, quality bulbs.  Jacques Amand International offer an incredibly diverse range of bulbs, from the rare and unusual, to established favourites.  If you’re looking for Alliums, Anemones, Corydalis, Crocus, Cyclamen, Hyacinths, Hippeastrums, Daffodils, Iris, Lilies, Ranunculus, Tulips, or Trilliums, you’ll find them all, and a vast number of other beautiful plants grown from bulbs at Jacques Amand International.

The amazing, fleshy roots of Eremurus robustus, also known as the foxtail lily. This is a super plant to grow for bees and butterflies, it produces wonderful flower spikes that can reach up to 3m in height. If you'd like to grow Eremurus robustus, you'll find it at the Jacques Amand International stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016, or alternatively purchase from Jacques Amand International's website.
The amazing, fleshy roots of Eremurus robustus, also known as the foxtail lily. This is a super plant to grow for bees and butterflies, it produces wonderful flower spikes that can reach up to 3m in height. If you’d like to grow Eremurus robustus, you’ll find it at the Jacques Amand International stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016, or alternatively purchase from Jacques Amand International’s website.
Sunray Plants are a specialist nursery selling Sempervivums and Restios. You can find Sunray Plants at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016. Here are some of their super Sempervivums, pictured at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
Sunray Plants are a specialist nursery selling Sempervivums and Restios. You can find Sunray Plants at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016. Here are some of their super Sempervivums, pictured at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
A hat adorned with Sempervivums! This pretty hat, was just part of the display created by Sunray Plants for the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
A hat adorned with Sempervivums! This pretty hat, was just part of the display created by Sunray Plants for the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
W & S Lockyer are a lovely family run nursery from Purley. W & S Lockyer don't have a website, but you can find this super nursery at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, from the 6th September 2016 to the 11th September 2016.
W & S Lockyer are a lovely family run nursery from Purley. W & S Lockyer don’t have a website, but you can find this super nursery at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, from the 6th September 2016 to the 11th September 2016.
Mark Roberts from Stafford Lake Nurseries, a specialist Hosta Nursery based in Knaphill, in Woking. Mark is pictured with his stand that features lots of beautiful Hostas, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
Mark Roberts from Stafford Lake Nurseries, a specialist Hosta Nursery based in Knaphill, in Woking. Mark is pictured with his stand that features lots of beautiful Hostas, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.

Stafford Lake Nurseries have been running for over thirty years.  A family run business, Stafford Lake Nurseries are a specialist Hosta Nursery, they are also growers of hedging plants – their range includes some lovely and more unusual hedging options.  As well as Hostas and hedging, Stafford Lake Nurseries are growers of rare, genuinely dwarf conifers.  The bulk of Stafford Lake Nurseries’ plants are grown at their nursery in Knaphill, which is lovely.

Harts Nursery are a specialist Lily and bulb nursery. Here's their stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016, which featured these beautiful lilies.
Harts Nursery are a specialist Lily and bulb nursery. Here’s their stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016, which featured these beautiful lilies.

Harts Nursery are a specialist Lily and bulb nursery from Congleton in Cheshire.

The lovely team from Hortus Loci with their stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
The lovely team from Hortus Loci with their stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.

It was great to see the team from Hortus Loci at the RHS Wisley Flower Show with their beautiful late summer flowering plants.

Dalefoot Composts produce peat free composts made from natural ingredients including sheep's wool, which improves the compost's water retention.
Dalefoot Composts produce peat free composts made from natural ingredients including sheep’s wool, which improves the compost’s water retention.

I have been using Dalefoot Composts in many of my trials, I have been very impressed with these peat free composts, made from natural materials.  You can find Dalefoot Composts at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.

The Hoyland Plant Centre's stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show features lots of beautiful Agapanthus.
The Hoyland Plant Centre’s stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show features lots of beautiful Agapanthus.

The Hoyland Plant Centre are a small, family run nursery, specialising in Agapanthus and Tulbaghia.  The Hoyland Plant Centre are based in South Yorkshire, but you can see them at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, from the 6th September 2016, to the 11th September 2016.

Claire Batten from Penberth Plants, with her super plant stand, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
Claire Batten from Penberth Plants, with her super plant stand, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.

Penberth Plants are an independent nursery based in West Cornwall.  They specialise in growing Aeoniums, Restios, Cape Heaths and members of the Protea family.

Penberth Plants are from Cornwall, it's wonderful to be able to visit their plant stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show. Penberth Plants grow Aeoniums, Restios, Cape Heaths and members of the Protea family at their West Cornwall nursery.
Penberth Plants are from Cornwall, it’s wonderful to be able to visit their plant stand at the RHS Wisley Flower Show. Penberth Plants grow Aeoniums, Restios, Cape Heaths and members of the Protea family at their West Cornwall nursery.
Primrose Bank are a nursery specialising in growing hardy perennials. Pictured at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
Primrose Bank are a nursery specialising in growing hardy perennials. Pictured at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.

Primrose Bank are a nursery specialising in perennial plants, they are based in North Yorkshire.

This is the Signature Hydrangeas stand from Golden Hill Nurseries, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.
This is the Signature Hydrangeas stand from Golden Hill Nurseries, at the RHS Wisley Flower Show 2016.

Golden Hill Plants is a family run nursery from Kent.  Signature Hydrangeas, is a specialist division of Golden Hill Plants, offering a wide range of Hydrangeas.

A fantastic display of Gladioli and Dahlias from Pheasant Acre Plants.
A fantastic display of Gladioli and Dahlias from Pheasant Acre Plants.

Pheasant Acre Plants is a family run nursery, from Bridgend in South Wales, you can find them at the RHS Wisley Flower Show, from the 6th to the 11th September 2016.

Don't forget to visit the Wisley Glasshouse!
Don’t forget to visit the Wisley Glasshouse!

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