On Wednesday, July 27, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the opening of the 135th Sandringham Flower Show (SFS) at Sandringham Park in Norfolk, England.
According to a press release the SFS is considered to be:
“…one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England. Many of the region’s leading nurseries and horticultural specialists exhibit. In addition to these displays the show features display gardens by leading designers, around 200 trade stands (both horticultural and general), a craft marquee, main arena events, children’s entertainment and a military band.
The Royal marquees contain the competitions in vegetables, fruit, flowers and floral art, with the entries grown by local residents; there are also some open classes which anyone may enter. In the amateur’s marquee, local gardening and horticultural clubs enter a judged display competition, whilst the Horticultural Trades marquee features displays by leading nurseries.
The Gardeners’ Forum is the venue for gardening talks by top television gardeners Chris Beardshaw and Alan Mason, who are joined by Martyn Davey, Head of Horticulture & Design at Easton College, and radio gardener and allotment expert Terry Walton. Nick Hamilton from Barnsdale Gardens will also be present. The Gardeners’ Forum culminates in a Gardeners’ Questions event.
The profits from each show are donated to local charities and since 1977 the Show Committee have donated more than £500,000 to local charities.”