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7 home and garden shows you should visit this spring

Diaries at the ready...

Diaries at the ready! From Grand Designs Live to the Chelsea Flower Show, there are lots of spring home and garden shows coming up in 2022 that will provide you with interiors inspiration, shopping ideas and tips and tricks from the experts.

Not sure which ones to attend? Take a look at the best shows to visit this spring...

1. Ideal Home Show

Itching to turn your house into your dream home? The Ideal Home Show in partnership with Natwest will return this month, bringing together over 600 brands, free talks, health and wellbeing advice, the latest technology, food stalls, and fresh ideas from a team of interior experts. Whether you're on the hunt for decorating advice or want some summer gardening tips, you'll find everything you need under one roof.

Some famous faces making an appearance this year include Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Phil Spencer, Martin Lewis, Rosemary Shrager, and Lisa Faulkner. Don't forget to visit the Future Living Home installation or pop to the champagne bar on your way out.

Dates: Friday 11th March — Friday 27th March 2022
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX
You can buy tickets at idealhome.seetickets.com.

Ideal Home Show

2. London Design Week

Running from Monday 14th to Friday 18th March, London Design Week 2022 will provide visitors with inspiration, knowledge, specialist expertise, and a stellar line-up of renowned speakers in the world of interior design.

There's a brilliant, jam-packed schedule on throughout the week. Guests can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how collections are made, preview exciting new ranges from illustrious and new brands, and get hands on with a block printing class at Morris & Co., or a fabric know-how session with Chelsea Harbour's personal shopper Gabrielle Grubanovich. Plus you can gain expert interiors knowledge such as how to create a moodboard with ABI Interiors and how to upholster a cushion with BBC's Interior Design Masters' upholster, Micaela Sharp.

Other speakers and sessions include legendary fashion and textile designer Zandra Rhodes, Minnie Kemp from the Kit Kemp Design Studio, Hollywood interior designer Jake Arnold, and Mind The Gap's founder Stefan Ormenisan in conversation with stylist Marianne Cotterill.

Dates: Monday 14th — Friday 18th March 2022
Chelsea Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, London, SW10 0XE
Register for your free ticket at dcch.co.uk

London Design Week

3. National Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Revamping your home? Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show has everything renovators and self-builders need to know. Some highlights visitors can look forward to include exploring thousands of cutting-edge products and services, viewing practical demonstrations from over 400 exhibitors, and the chance to ask highly skilled construction workers any burning questions.

'Whether you're building or renovating your home, extending up into the loft, down into the cellar or out into the garden, having the right knowledge, skill and equipment is essential,' say the organisers. 'From expert advice to practical tips, inspiring ideas to the latest products and so much more, we've got it all under one roof at the NEC.'

Dates: Thursday 24th — Sunday 27th March 2022
NEC, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT
: You can purchase your tickets from homebuildingnational.seetickets.com

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4. Grand Designs Live

Hosted by TV presenter and design guru Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs Live offers inspirational tips about the world of interiors, home design, and self and custom build. If you're a fan of the Channel 4 programme, then you'll love this jam-packed programme of events.

Making its debut at ExCeL London in 2022 is the Green Living Live — a show dedicated to showcasing eco-friendly products and services from companies that put sustainability at the heart of their business.

'There are always things that I'm looking forward to at Grand Designs Live,' Kevin tells House Beautiful UK. 'Typically, we always have four shows within the show — Build, Kitchens and Bathrooms, and Gardens. Our fifth area for 2022 is Green Living. While all exhibitors are required to sort their materials sustainably, we thought it would be great to put them all together and have one destination for the best of the best in one area. I'm really looking forward to that.'

Dates: Saturday 30th April – Sunday 8th May 2022 (London dates). Wednesday 5th — Sunday 9th October 2022 (Birmingham dates).
London location: ExCeL London, 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL
Birmingham location:
NEC, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Tickets: For tickets, please visit granddesignslive.com


5. RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show

Get your diary at the ready because the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show is coming to Chelsea this April — and there's lots to look forward to. From beautiful images of plants that have grown on the sites of the Great East Japan Tsunami to pictures of native British trees, expect to see a diverse range of subjects presented at the show.

The RHS say: 'We are delighted to partner with the Saatchi Gallery for the return of the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show. The show features some of the best botanical artwork and garden photography from global artists, vying for an RHS Medal.'

Dates: Monday 9th – Sunday 29th April 2022
Location: Ground Floor, Saatchi Gallery, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY
Tickets are free to RHS and Saatchi Gallery members. To book yours, head to tickets.saatchigallery.com

Still Life with Flowers by Emma TS Robinson. RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2022
Emma TS Robinson

6. RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Step into spring at the RHS Malvern Festival, returning this year to the Three Counties Showground in Worcestershire after a two-year break due to the pandemic. Highlights to look forward to include the Shipping Container Gardens (perfect if you're after some small space inspiration), the festival theatre, and the Floral Marquee — filled with displays from the finest specialist nurseries from across the country.

Dates: Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th May 2022
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcester, WR13 6NW
You can purchase your tickets for Malvern over at theticketfactory.com

RHS / Neil Hepworth

7. RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Looking for some gardening inspiration? The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will return to the Royal Hospital in Chelsea this May over five days. Following 2021's first-ever autumn show, the prestigious gardening event is back in its usual spring slot – and we can't wait.

There's lots to look forward to at the world-famous gardening show, including Show Gardens from Sarah Eberle, Chris Beardshaw, Andy Sturgeon and Juliet Sargeant, who is returning to Chelsea after winning a gold medal in 2016.

Helena Pettit, RHS Director of Gardens & Shows, says: 'We can't wait to see the return of a spring RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2022 and welcome our visitors back after a two-year wait. The show is jam-packed with stunning gardens and inspirational displays and with an abundance of wildlife-friendly planting, we won't be the only ones buzzing!'

Dates: Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th May 2022
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR
Public and members' tickets are now on sale for Chelsea Flower Show 2022

RHS/Sarah Cuttle

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