The Royal Horticultural Society has changed its policy regarding free entry to London shows for members. Members were previously allowed free entry to the London shows held at Vincent Square in Victoria but that’s due to change in 2017.
There will be fewer shows as in previous years and all visitors will pay an entrance fee. Members will be required to pay £5 per entry with non-members paying £6 in advance or £9 on the door (for certain London shows, see below). Previously the loss-making events were subsidised by the charity. Individual membership is currently £57 per year.
“We’re committed to continuing these very special shows. We think fewer, but bigger and letter London shows, will give our visitors a more wonderful experience.”
– Sue Biggs, RHS Director General
Change will continue into the following year with a new show. The RHS Summer Garden, Art & Photography event will launch in July 2018.
RHS London Shows with Entry Fee
February 14 & 15, 2017: Early Spring Plant Fair
March 29 & 30, 2017: Spring Plant and Orchid Show
October 25 & 26, 2017: Autumn Garden Show
RHS London Shows with Free Entry
February 24 & 25, 2017: Botanical Art Show
July 12 & 13, 2017: Summer Urban Garden Show
October 3 & 4, 2017: Harvest Festival Show