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Here’s what not to miss at RHS Flower Show Cardiff this weekend

The annually anticipated floral spectacular, RHS Flower Show Cardiff has finally arrived.

The RHS Flower Cardiff is on until Sunday 15th April and brings with it vibrant Show Gardens, floral displays, interactive activities and brand new Regeneration Gardens to the grounds of the Welsh capital’s stunning Bute Park.

Other interactive features include RSPB Cymru alongside Cardiff Council and Buglife who will be joining forces to recreate Cardiff Bay from a swift’s bird’s eye view; anticipating the birds’ May arrival and looking into the variety of coastal habitats.

The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales ‘rain feature’ will depict an urban garden with the ability to channel the natural flow of rain. And the ever-popular Wheelbarrow competition returns this year with adventures of the sea and its abundance of wildlife. From underwater creatures to life on the coast, the competition welcomes local pre-schools and primary schools to get creative with all things aquatic!

The Floral Marquee and Plant Village will be bursting with 60 top-quality nurseries for visitors to grab their seasonal plants.

There will be an abundance of take-home ideas to celebrate this spring, with new exhibitors including an unusual selection of epiphytic air plants from Andy’s Air Plants and Surreal Succulents who will display beautiful and easy-to-keep succulents.

Some of the highlights from day one…

The stunning floral displays

The beautiful gardens

The competitions

Showcasing local talent

The flying talent

The mouthwatering food

… and more food

Did we mention the FOOD?

The live music

Family activities

The craft stalls and trade stands

… and that’s just day one!