Time to Take in a Flower Show | Love The Garden

Time to Take in a Flower Show

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By Geoff Hodge, Botanical Expert (BSc, MCIHort)

Visitors to an RHS flower show

If you’re short of inspiration, or lacking ideas on how to transform an area of your garden, or you’re looking for the latest in plant trends and some new plants to add interest to your garden – then you need to visit a flower show. Or maybe you just want a great day out with like-minded garden-aholics.

There are dozens of fabulous flower shows around the country – and you’re probably blessed with one local to you. But if you want the grand experience, then you need to visit one of the major national shows.

Here are some that are coming up during spring and summer to whet your appetite.

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

April 23-26
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Highlights include:

  • Show gardens
  • More than 100 nurseries
  • How2 – the 60-minute garden
  • Live cookery theatre
  • Kitchen Garden Live
  • Dig It Garden Theatre
  • Floral art

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

May 7-10
Three Counties Showground, Malvern

Highlights include:

  • Show gardens
  • Malvern Floral Marquee
  • Talks from top gardening experts
  • Gardener Workshops
  • Festival Theatre featuring local and international food and drink
  • Everhot Kitchen Garden Hub

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

May 19-23
Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London

  • Show gardens
  • Small gardens
  • RHS Great Pavilion


If you’re going – don’t forget to come and visit our Miracle-Gro’wers Learning Journey displays in the RHS Great Pavilion

BBC Gardeners’ World Live

June 11-14
NEC, Birmingham

  • Show gardens
  • RHS Floral Marquee
  • Gardeners’ Theatre
  • Gardeners’ Zone
  • Good Food Show


Show garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower ShowRHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

June 30 - July 5
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey

  • Show gardens
  • Small gardens
  • Rose Marquee
  • Plant Village
  • Scarecrow Competition
  • Feast Zone


RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

July 22-26
Tatton Park, Cheshire.

  • Show gardens
  • Back-To-Back gardens
  • Year of Light gardens
  • Great British Allotments
  • RHS Fruit & Vegetable Competition Pavilion
  • School Gardens
  • The Plant Village
  • Plant Heritage Marquee
  • Floral Marquee
  • World Skills Landscaping Competition
  • Great Taste Food Market



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