The Chelsea Flower Show has become the latest event to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
The flower show is usually held in May, with the best of spring horticulture on display.
Instead, for the first time in its 108-year history, the event will be in September and showcase the beauty of autumn.
The Royal Horticultural Society had drawn up plans to have the show remain in May with additional safety measures, an extra day, and a daily cap on numbers.
But it said it had a responsibility to visitors and staff to delay the event until a time when levels of coronavirus infection would be substantially reduced and millions more people could be vaccinated against the disease.
When the show goes ahead on 21-26 September it will be with 140,000 people across six days instead of the 168,500 over five days seen in 2019.
Ticket holders will be contacted and exhibitors will be given the chance to be in the new show.
Last year the flower show went online after the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown forced its cancellation for the first time…