RHS London Harvest Festival Show 2012

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You don’t have to venture into the countryside to experience the delights of Autumn, as the Royal Horticultural Society has brought the best of the harvest to London for its Harvest Festival Show.

On today and tomorrow, the show is a great seasonal treat for both horticulture enthusiasts and newcomers alike. The main attraction is the display of prize-winning fruit and vegetables, which are all awe-inspiring examples of their type. Beautiful, flawless and intriguingly uniform, they are a moving testament to the hard work of the growers, many of whom are in attendance at the show. The produce ranges from rings of exquisite onions to a display of enormous pumpkins, the largest of which weights 327kg!

The show also contains a fascinating art installation, a display of innovative ways to grow crops and stalls offering both useful and tasty merchandise. A range of talks runs throughout the day, in which experts provide useful ideas about how you can get the most out of your own resources.

Don’t miss the special Harvest Festival Late this evening, which gives people the opportunity to enjoy drinks and live music alongside the show. From 5 to 9pm you can sample cider and vegetarian cocktails from the RHS bar, while listening to folk music and undoubtedly memorable performances from the London Vegetable Orchestra.


  1. craig melson says:

    yeah, it was so awesome, genuinely one of the best things ive ever been to.

  2. That’s so great to hear Craig! This was our first ever Harvest Festival Late and the response has been overwhelmingly positive so we’ll definitely be planning more fun stuff in the near future.
    All the fruit and veg from the competitions was collected by the FoodCycle team this evening to cook up a feast for Londoners affected by food poverty. Giant pumpkin soup anyone?