RHS flower show to be hosted at Wentworth Woodhouse for the first time

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced that it will host one of its prestigious flower shows at Wentworth Woodhouse next year

The RHS Flower Show, previously held at Tatton Park, will be held in Rotherham for the first time next year. The flower show celebrates the best of UK horticulture, design and talent.

As part of a number of exciting changes being made to the RHS Show programme, the RHS Flower Show previously held at Tatton Park, which celebrates the best of UK horticulture, design and talent, will be heading to South Yorkshire for the very first time next year.

The show is poised to significantly enhance tourism in Rotherham, potentially rivaling the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in Cheshire, which attracts approximately 80,000 visitors each year..

Helena Pettit, RHS Director of Shows, Commercial and Innovation, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be introducing a new RHS Show at Wentworth Woodhouse next year. It’s a beautiful location with historic gardens but also part of an area that has big plans for regeneration that we’re proud to play a part in.”

“Working with Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council we’ll be able to reach out to local communities, schools, designers, nurseries and all the stakeholders that the RHS collaborates with and we’re excited about the opportunities these new partnerships will offer.”

“As with all RHS events we plan meticulously, including working closely with Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, local statutory groups, the emergency services and public consultations so that we can deliver a world-class horticultural show that is sensitive to its environment and its communities. We hope the Show will inspire and welcome more people than ever to experience the joy and benefits of gardening.”

This announcement comes after Wentworth Woodhouse became an RHS Partner Garden at the beginning of 2023 and won Historic Houses’ Garden of the Year in 2022.

Wentworth Woodhouse Events Manager, Helen Flower, commented: “We are thrilled to be partnering with the RHS and to be able to include a Flower Show in our 2025 events programme. The Gardens here at Wentworth Woodhouse are a special place and this Show will not only allow new visitors to enjoy them, but will also give our local community the opportunity to engage with something exciting and new!”

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