The first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017
The days leading up to the show saw heavy rain but the organisers did a tremendous job in getting the show open and welcoming visitors. All our visitors to Glendon during the week had come to enjoy the first show in Derbyshire.
When approaching Chatsworth, you could not miss the large replica glass dome by Paxton, who laid out the original gardens. It was fascinating to learn how many plant species, which we now think of native, were brought to our shores by some inventive and enquiring early botanists.
As well as the stunning show gardens, one of our favourite displays were the varied sculptures. It was fascinating to learn how the ‘metal flowers’ (our description really does not to them justice but hopefully the photograph does) by Fantasy Wire were made by father and daughter. And there was ‘Boy with a book’, part of the gold medal winning Belmond Enchanted Garden designed by Butter Wakefield. And a gorgeous sculpture by one of our favourite local artists – Juliet Forrest, who produced a stunning glass structure that would look stunning in any garden.
If you visited we hope you enjoyed it. If not, tickets for the 2018 show will be on sale from the 1st August. The provisional dates for 2018 are the 6th to 10th June. And if 2017 is anything to go by it will be a great show.