Cityscapes aims to reinvent the RHS show model to appeal to younger demographic

Cityscapes has joined forces with the RHS to co-curate the new Urban Garden Show, taking place in the Lindley Hall, London, 11-13 November.

Darryl Moore
Darryl Moore

The show aims to portray how plants can be used indoors, or for small outdoor spaces such as balconies and courtyards. The show "will be addressing a younger audience than the traditional RHS demographic, engaging newcomers with plants in exciting ways, highlighting new ideas and trends in horticulture and technology, and providing inspiration for the public". 

The show design by Cityscapes will feature two installations in collaboration with Arnott & Mason and The Pot Company showcasing plants suited to growing indoors, one featuring tropical species and the other a xeriscape replete with a display of cacti and succulents, as well as stalls made from Enviromesh gabion cages.

Other installations will include creative living wall displays by Treebox and a multi-media environment by UAL Chelsea College of Art.

The show is the first all-vegan RHS event. Street food will be from SpiceBox, Vegan Sweet Tooth, Rupert's Street, and Young Vegans, with drinks from Make Coffee, The Inkspot Brewery, Seedlip and the The Gin Garden.

Among those involved are: Rose Ray & Caro Langton (The House of Plants), Matt Franks (The City Grower), rising celebrity blogger and ballet dancer Sakia Gregson-Williams (Naturally Sassy), and new stylish garden magazine Rake's Progress.

The show will be launched with a private view party on the evening of Friday 11 November featuring a choice of plant themed cocktails, workshops and a garden-world DJ soundclash between Cityscapes and Edible Bus Stop.

Workshops will be from Every Picture Tells a Story, Rebel Rebel, Naturally Sassy, Grace & Thorn, London Terraiums, Electric Daisy Flower Farm, Terraario and Blueleaf Plants.

Talks are from Growing Underground & Sky Farmers, Michael Perry & GardenTags, Rake's Progress & Dr Catherine Horwood, RHS & Cityscapes & Edible Bus Stop, Darryl Moore & TreeBox, Dr Laura Thomas and Matt Franks.

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