Mary Berry opens RHS Wisley Flower Show

Mary Berry opened the RHS Wisley Flower Show on Tuesday 8 September with a slice of giant floral cake.

RHS Ambassador Mary Berry took a large slice from a giant Victoria sponge cake made of flowers to celebrate the opening of the show, the most important event on the RHS Garden Wisley calendar.

The 80cm wide x 60cm high cake was made from late-summer flowers including around 1000 carnations, a ?cream topping? of white hydrangeas and a ?jam filling? of Naomi Roses. The floral cake was made by Simon Lycett, floral decorator to royalty and celebrities.

The RHS Wisley Flower Show is a six-day flower festival held at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey, offering a selection of blooms to buy and admire over the 8-13 September.

Visitors are able to witness a profusion of plants and flowers, seek the best gardening advice and explore the garden in its late-summer glory.

Leading the show are 50 nurseries, including 28 RHS Chelsea Flower Show medal winners.

Matthew Pottage, Acting Curator at RHS Garden Wisley, said: ?Mary Berry has set the scene for a wonderful show ? it is looking fantastic this year, with all the nurseries and floral displays adding an extra riot of colour and scent to the garden at its late-summer peak. There has been a steady flow of visitors all morning and we hope to welcome many more in the week ahead.?

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