6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Surrey Life today click here

Chef Raymond Blanc to open 25th RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show in September

PUBLISHED: 13:19 04 September 2017

Chef Raymond Blanc to open 25th RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show in September

Chef Raymond Blanc to open 25th RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show in September

Archant

A restaurateur with a passion for gardening, French chef Raymond Blanc is set to jump out of the frying pan and into the perennials to open the 25th RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show.

Raymond is set to visit the RHS’ flagship garden near Woking on Tuesday September 5, 9am, to launch the spectacular six-day flower festival which carries on until Sunday September 10.

“I am delighted that Raymond Blanc has agreed to open our flower show for us in its 25th year, as he is a passionate ambassador for how kitchen gardens contribute to the very highest standards of gastronomic achievement,” says Matthew Pottage, curator of RHS Garden Wisley.

As well as being one of the UK’s most respected chefs, Raymond launched his own gardening school this summer to share the expertise of the team behind the two-acre kitchen garden, which supplies his two-Michelin-starred restaurant at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.

The RHS Wisley Flower Show will enable visitors to browse and purchase top-quality plants and get expert advice from more than 50 specialist nurseries – including many RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show medal winners.

Several will be selling edible plants, such as herbs from Pepperpot Nursery and The Culinary Herb Company, unusual edible plants from Edulis Nursery and Pennard Plants, chilli plants from Sea Spring Seeds and plants to make your own cocktails by Plants4Presents.

The National Dahlia Society Annual Show will take place at the anniversary event, showcasing the best in dahlia cultivation and colour.

RHS Garden Wisley’s Glasshouse will host an outstanding ‘Bego-lumbo’ display during the show featuring a combination of the garden’s large collection of begonias and aquatic Nelumbo flowers (sacred lotus).

• For more information about the RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show, including how to book tickets and travel advice, visit www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley

***

The big 5 gardens to visit in Surrey

25 of the best secret Surrey gardens to visit

Best summer pubs in Surrey 2017 – where to enjoy al fresco drinks and dining

Eating out in Surrey - best restaurants

Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards hall of fame

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Surrey visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Surrey staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Surrey account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Surrey Life

Yesterday, 15:06

Whether you're looking for fine dining, pub grub or exotic dishes, eating out in Surrey has something for everyone. Here's our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

Read more
Yesterday, 14:08

From riverside retreats to secret gardens, we’ve got your summer covered with this selection of Surrey pubs that are perfect to enjoy your favourite tipple and a bite to eat in the sunshine

Read more
Wed, 15:41

The Bike Project Surrey, which refurbishes donated bikes and sells them to the local community, has received funding from the Charles Russell Speechlys Community Fund

Read more
Wed, 14:47

We talked to chief audiologist at The Tinnitus Clinic, Mark Williams, who discussed causes, symptoms and treatments for tinnitus and hearing loss. Here’s what to do if you have ringing in your ears

Read more
Tue, 16:12

Reading, writing… and fire-lighting? More and more children across the UK are being taken out of the classroom to be taught in the great outdoors, writes Amy Noton

Read more
Tue, 10:51

Based in Ockley, Louise Dunckley finds artistic inspiration in her local surroundings. Her illustrations of Surrey’s villages, towns and landmarks capture beautifully the qualities of this fine county. Tinx Newton chatted with her about her work and being chosen to produce prints to commemorate the Surrey Hills AONB’s 60th anniversary

Read more

Famous for its park and royal connections, and recently named one of the best places in the UK to live, there’s plenty to uncover in this riverside town

Read more
Mon, 11:52

Great things to do in Surrey this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

Read more
Friday, May 18, 2018

This month we launch our annual photography competition, sponsored by Portmore Dental. The winners will be featured in our 2019 Beautiful Surrey calendar. Here are some inspirational shots submitted over the last month, alongside details of this year’s prizes and how to enter

Read more
Friday, May 18, 2018

We round up 10 of the most beautiful photos of Surrey shared on Instagram this week…

Read more
Thursday, May 17, 2018

This edition of Surrey Life features all the local ingredients to make this month special

Read more
Thursday, May 17, 2018

As well as viewing all the new and vibrant show content first, there’s plenty to do at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Preview Evening on Monday 2 July from 5pm to 10.30pm.

Read more
Thursday, May 17, 2018

We are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Fanfare and Fireworks with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at Hampton Court Palace

Read more
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Whilst watching the high (or ‘low’ depending upon your perspective) lights of yet another Donald Trump press conference, my mind skipped back to when I was around five or six years old and my favourite toy was Action Man.

Read more
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Surrey's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Property Search