A reconstruction of Joseph Paxton’s Great Conservatory is just one of the features that will greet visitors at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) latest flower show, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.
Nick Mattingley, RHS director of shows, told Stand Out that Chatsworth’s Great Conservatory, which was demolished in 1920, will be marked by a bespoke build structure that is to be created by Inflate and Unusual Rigging.
Measuring 40m x 40m x 14m, the structure will be utilised as a semi-tropical space and will be one of the show’s main attractions. Two conventional floral marquees, each 2,400 square metres, will form wings on either side of the conservatory and contain 76 displays by nurseries and growers.
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show will take place from June 7-11 and is the first new show from the RHS for 13 years.
The RHS withdrew its presence from BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC in 2015 because it specifically had “a view to creating something of our own”, Mattingley explained.
The flower show will be situated directly in front of Chatsworth House, will take place over a 30-acre space and hopes to attract 20,000 visitors per day.
Neptunus has also been contracted to supply temporary structures to the event.
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