The RHS cancels Cardiff and Chatsworth Shows in 2021 to protect finances, with losses of up to £18m expected this year due to Coronavirus.
Although the charity is beginning to see a slow recovery, it is unsure what the future will look like and needs to reduce its financial liabilities for 2021.
In addition, the London Spring Show in April 2021 will move to RHS Garden Hyde Hall, where it will be enjoyed by more visitors and the RHS hopes to move the London Botanical Art & Photography Show, also in April, to another venue in London.
Sue Biggs, RHS Director General says: “With record online visits to our gardening advice pages and more people using our membership advice service than ever before, the RHS is finding alternative ways to achieve its core charitable remit to help people across the whole of the UK to garden and grow plants.
“However, cancelling Chelsea and Hampton and closing our gardens has had a significant impact on our finances and we must protect the RHS, a charity of national importance, to ensure we can survive and thrive in the future.”
All other RHS Shows, including Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton Park are planned to continue in 2021.