The Royal Horticultural Society, the UK’s Gardening Charity, has announced it is to cancel the Chatsworth Flower Show in 2021.
The RHS says it has suffered losses of millions of pounds due to the impact of the Coronavirus and, as a result, taken the the 'tough decision' to cancel both Chatsworth and Cardiff Flower Shows next year.
The organisation expects losses this year of up to £18 million and says it has had to look closely at its finances in order to safeguard its future.
The RHS acknowledges that Chatsworth and Cardiff, whilst 'wonderful shows' attracted less visitor numbers than Tatton and Hampton and are a significant cost to put on.
The Cardiff Show has been held since 2005 and the Chatsworth Show since 2017.
All other RHS Shows, including RHS Chelsea Flower Show, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park are planned to continue in 2021. The RHS is planning for all scenarios to open the events safely