Free walks, talks and demonstrations at The Royal Parks’ Horticulture Show

The Royal Parks will be hosting its very first Horticulture Show this week, where you can ask the experts, join guided walks and learn what it takes to manage 5,000 acres of parkland. The show will open daily from 12pm – 6pm, during the midweek of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park (BST Hyde Park).  Along with the free walks and talks, visitors will have the chance to learn how to prepare a living wall and meet the teams behind the parks. There will also be a selection of special displays from Royal Parks partners and The Royal Parks Guild, including one illustrating the role of the Royal Parks during World War 1.

 

On July 5, local budding horticulturalists, photographers, jam makers and bakers will have their entries judged*, followed by two further days of talks and demonstrations.

On Wednesday and Thursday The Royal Parks will be hosting a ‘Royal Parks Question Time’. Panel members will be on hand to answer questions on tree management, wildlife and ecology, policing the parks and, of course horticulture.

 

As the show takes place during the midweek of BST Hyde Park, visitors will also be able to enjoy plenty of other free activities across site at ‘Open House’ which runs from July 4 to 7, including: free open air cinema, ping pong and badminton, a street food market and after school sports.

 

The Royal Parks Horticulture Show schedule:

 

Tuesday July 5, Main tent

2:00pm to 3:00pm       Talk: deer management in Richmond Park

3:00pm to 5:00pm       Activity: The Royal Parks Foundation family activities

4:00pm to 5:00pm       Demonstration: The Regent’s Park Allotment – growing food in containers

5:00pm to 6:00pm       Horticulture Show Awards – winner presentations

 

Wednesday July 6, Main tent

12:00pm to 1:00pm     Talk: all about bats – meet our very own batman!

1:00pm to 2:30pm       Walk: guided walk around Hyde Park – 1,000 years of history (please meet in the main tent)

2:00pm to 3:00pm       Talk: Royal Parks Question Time – come in and meet the faces behind the parks – your chance to ask the experts for advice and tips

3:00pm to 4:00pm       Talk: St James’s Park – trees, wildlife and horticulture

4:00pm to 5:00pm       Demonstration: plant propagation

 

Thursday July 7, Main tent

1:00pm to 2:30pm       Walk: guided walk around Hyde Park (meet in the main tent) – 1000 years of history

2:00pm to 3:00pm       Talk: Royal Parks Question Time – come in and meet the faces behind the parks – your chance to ask the experts for advice and tips

3:00pm to 4:00pm       Talk: Royal Parks projects – a story of death, pirates, plants, princesses and champions

4:00pm to 5:00pm       Talk: the role of the Royal Parks in World War 1

 

More details here …  bst-hydepark

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