Visit London Blog » royal horticultural halls http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:26:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 RHS London Harvest Festival Show 2012 http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/10/rhs-london-harvest-festival-show-2012/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/10/rhs-london-harvest-festival-show-2012/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:20:50 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=29498 Harvest baskets RHS members and visitors enjoying the show Fresh food being prepared Lemons An impressive collection of onions The winning pumpkin Amour potatoes Packing up a customer's plants A talk on foraging

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.

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Join in Wicked Day this Halloween Weekend http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/10/join-in-wicked-day-this-halloween-weekend/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/10/join-in-wicked-day-this-halloween-weekend/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2009 19:04:03 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=3451 Wicked DayWicked Day is an international celebration of the hit West End musical Wicked, and a chance for you to have fun and raise money for a great cause.

Pop down to the Lawrence Gall at the Royal Horticultural Halls on Sunday 1 November between 12noon and 6pm, and join in the fun! There’ll be Wicked- and Halloween-themed free events, including competitions, performances from the Wicked cast, face-painting, fancy dress, workshops and more.

All proceed from Wicked Day go to a project between Wicked and Magic 105.4′s charity Cash For Kids to build a community garden in a deprived area of London. Wicked and Cash for Kids are working together to raise money to build the garden over the next 12 months; Wicked Day is the launch of this joint charity project.

Visit www.WickedDay.co.uk to find out more.

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