The second Gardens Illustrated Festival, taking place at the magnificent Westonbirt School in the heart of the
Cotswolds. Enjoy a fascinating programme of talks from leading experts, self-guided garden tours, garden plant and design clinics and a shopping marquee full of gorgeous garden wares.
to the Festival is free, you are welcome to join us to
browse the shopping marquee, visit the cafe, and enjoy the
design clinic without purchasing a ticket. Tickets only need
to be purchased for the lectures and these will be available
on the day from the information stand for £15.
Westonbirt School, Tetbury GL8 8QG
Cardiff Flower Show
- 15th April 2018
In the grey of January thoughts turn to the colours of spring, and where better to find them than the RHS Show Cardiff April
13th to the 15th. Tickets are now on sale for this first Royal Horticultural Society show of the season set in the splendid parklands of Cardiff Castle at the heart of the Welsh capital, where last year record crowds turned out to enjoy the best of the spring blooms and to seek inspiration for the gardening season ahead.
The RHS Flower Show Cardiff offers beautiful show gardens providing visitors with novel ideas for their own gardens. The floral marquees are full of impressive displays created by the UK's leading nurseries, and RHS Advisory specialists are on hand to answer gardening queries. With all this and more, the 2018 show hopes to be the best yet.
The show, held at Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, has brought to life Cardiff City centre each spring with its yellow daffodils and will do so again
Designs Live London 2018
- 13th May 2018
Designs Live London is based on the successful
Channel 4 show hosted by Kevin McCloud, it is the
UK’s no1 consumer event for home, build, interiors
designs and leading cutting edge technology and
building advancements, the perfect place for any
home build or renovation projects.
Perfect for anyone who has an interest in interiors, build, kitchens,
bathrooms, gardens, shopping, food, village and technology. The show will provide you with plenty of amazing ideas to turn your dream home into a reality. If you're self-building, renovating or simply re-decorating you’ll find everything you need for your very own grand design. With yearly exhibitions taking place in London and Birmingham, visitors will be able to buy, build and furnish a house, all under one roof.
Spring Gardening Show 2018
- 13th May 2018
Based at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire and framed by the picturesque Malvern Hills, the RHS Malvern Spring Festival is the perfect opportunity to prepare for the upcoming gardening season. Enjoy a walk around the show gardens, gather inspiration from exhibitors in the Floral Marquee and get hints and tips from a range of talks and demonstrations at this fantastic early season show.
Visit the Plant Pavilions and watch your plant list grow before your eyes! Once stocked up find all the latest gardening gadgets and essentials in the vast array of
tradestands, all helping bring your garden and imagination to life.
This colourful and blossoming show certainly deserves the strap line ‘the plants and people show’ bringing together inspirational ideas, practical tips and a fantastic day out for real gardeners.
Three Counties Showground is located approximately eight
miles from the M5 and M50 motorways and is easily
accessible. Follow the brown road signs for The Three
Counties Showground from all the main routes. Once in close
proximity to the showground, follow the yellow AA signs. Postcode: WR13 6NW
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
- 26th May 2018
The Chelsea Flower Show showcases the very best in horticulture, created by the world’s leading garden designers. It is the place to see the latest gardening trends and features the newest and most desirable gardening products.
Nothing compares to the show gardens,
each one created with attention to detail by some of the world’s
leading garden designers. Their stunning ideas will provide you with
lasting memories and endless inspiration whatever your budget. The smaller Chic, City, Courtyard
and Sun Flower Street gardens will show you exactly what can be
achieved in modest plots.
Visit the show and see the latest and greatest in
gardening ideas and experience the wonder of the world’s most
famous flower show from the RHS.
Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the
Chelsea Hospital every year since 1913, apart from gaps
during the two World Wars. It used to be Britain’s largest
flower show (it has now been overtaken by Hampton Court),
but is still the most prestigious. It is the flower show
most associated with the royal family, who attend the
opening day every year.
BBC Gardeners’ World
- 17th June 2018
BBC Gardeners’ World Live is the number one destination for hands-on gardeners looking for inspiration, education, expert advice and a great day out.
Every year BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the RHS bring an exciting collection of Show Gardens to life in a celebration of how imagination and creativity can transform any type of outdoor space.
A central focus of the show, these gardens reflect current trends and design ideas covering a diverse range of themes. Displaying excellence in horticulture and design, Show Gardens provide theatre and inspiration and are always a firm visitor favourite.
Gardeners' World Live is proud to host one of the largest
floral marquees in the country. A haven of colour
and scent, the RHS Floral Marquee is the ultimate
destination for all gardeners and plant lovers. From orchids
to lilies, dianthus to alliums, it is a spectacular sight
packed with award winning nurseries and displays.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Preview Evening
Fun, Flowers and Fireworks - an exclusive special event
Be the first to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the world’s largest annual flower show. With inspiring gardens and beautiful floral displays, the Preview Evening is the perfect opportunity to beat the crowds in a relaxed garden party atmosphere. As the sun goes down, listen to live music with friends and family and settle down to al fresco dining. A spectacular fireworks display set against the stunning Palace backdrop provides a wonderful finish to this magical evening.
Tickets start at £55 for RHS members (£65 for non-members) and include entry, show catalogue (per couple) and car parking. There a number of pre-bookable dining options ranging from a sit down meal in one of the restaurants, the summer feast with reserved seating by the long water.
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018
- 8th July 2018
Set against the majestic backdrop of Hampton Court Palace, this
flower show is the perfect day out for all the family looking to soak up the great outdoors.
inspiration, innovation, quality and creativity
the show features a spectacular collection of show
gardens, horticultural exhibitors and gardening
The world’s largest annual gardening show is renowned for providing a taste of the good life, with more “grow your own” inspiration than any other UK event and an abundance of green initiatives and topical features. In recent years it has gained a reputation for providing some of the world’s best conceptual gardens.
2018, we're introducing an initiative to celebrate
internationally renowned and amazing people in horticulture,
and we’re honoured that one of the greatest garden
designers and nurserymen in the world is joining us at
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
first Horticultural Hero is Piet Oudolf, the influential
Dutch garden designer and a leading figure of the New
Perennial type of planting which uses bold drifts of
herbaceous perennials and grasses for colourful, year-round
interest. Piet will be creating a whimsical walk-through
feature for your delight and enjoyment.
County Show 2018
- 8th July 2018
Kent County Show is the region's showcase event for farming,
countryside and rural life.
three day show brings together the very best of Kent with
animals, food, fun and excitement giving a true feel of what
’The Garden of England’ has to offer. Experience the
Flower Show, Food Tent, Creative Crafts Show, Canine area,
show jumping, vintage vehicles and hundreds of cattle, sheep
Agricultural area of the Show boasts large displays of
cattle, sheep and goats as well as a large Poultry and Egg
show. Livestock competitions, sheep shearing demonstrations
and modern machinery displays take place throughout the day.
A visit to the Wool Tent will educate visitors on the
different types of wool, allowing them to feel each of the
fleeces on display. The impressive display from Kent Young
Farmers Clubs can also be found in this area, showcasing all
the animals from their farms. These dedicated students take
part in animal judging classes and fun classes such as fancy
dress and It’s a Knockout.
Flower Show Tatton Park 2018
- 22nd July 2018
Set in the grounds of Tatton Park, this show is brimming with ideas and incorporates quality craftsmanship with horticultural prowess. It is a vibrant stage for fresh creative talent and celebrates the very best in community gardening.
grown to love this flower show for its relaxed ambience,
original back-to-back small gardens and exciting show
gardens that indulge a wide cross-section of tastes,
budgets and planting preferences. Whether you're a
traditionalist at heart, or express a love of contemporary
garden design, there is something for everyone to enjoy at
Tatton, and all the means at your disposal to achieve your
gardening desires at home.
Flower Show Tatton Park was first held in 1999 and has
welcomed thousands of visitors through the gates for the
past 15 years. Renowned for its friendly atmosphere many of
the original features of the show such as the RHS National
Flower Bed Competition, Show Gardens and Floral Marquee
still remain today. Over the years the RHS have introduced
different garden categories and features such as the RHS
National Young Designer Competition in 2009, a themed
category that changes annually which has included Orchestra
Gardens and Galaxy Gardens and a Ladies’ Day in 2011.
These additions have made Tatton Park a show that relishes
fresh ideas and innovation.
and District Agricultural and Horticultural Show
The Garstang Show will be held on 4th August 2018. Open from 8.30am until 6pm, the show promises to be a brilliant family day out, packed full of entertainment. There will be agricultural and horticultural displays, a farmers market, craft stalls, childrens entertainment, a variety of trade stands, music, local food and beer.
Our main ring act this year is the absolutely amazing Atkinson Action Horses, we can't wait for you to see them! We'll also update you with further acts soon.
For those who may not have been to Garstang Show before, it's a great event showcasing the very best in farming, horticulture and rural life. The society began back in 1809 and we have had over 202 sucessful shows since that date.
The show holds many competitions for a great variety of farm animals including, Cattle, Sheep, Horses and Pygmy Goats but there is also an opportunity for you to enter your pets, perhaps in the rabbit section or in poultry. The Horticulture section also has some great competitions for bakers and crafters, as well as the hugely popular children's sections.
Shrewsbury Flower Show 2018
- 11th August 2018
Visit the “The Worlds
Longest Running Horticultural Show” - The Shrewsbury
Flower Show, established in 1875. The show attracts
the best floral exhibitors from all over the World
and visitors flock in their thousands to see the
show each year. The reputation of the show also
ensures that it attracts the most expert and
horticultural judges in the UK.
popularity of the Outside Show Gardens grows each year with
considerable interest having been shown 2014. The theme
for 2014 was ‘A vintage garden’. Judging of both the
Quarry Marquee and the Show Gardens took place on Thursday
and was completed in time the evening drinks party provided
for Members of the Society.
main Quarry Marquee, which is non-competitive, is host to
some of the top horticulturalists in the country. With more
than 50 exhibitors vying for the top awards the standards
are very high.
Southport Flower Show 2018
- 19th August 2018
Southport Flower Show
has a reputation as one of the largest, most diverse
and friendliest shows in the country. Whether you
are a gifted amateur, professional or just starting
out, there is something of interest for everyone. It
provides a horticultural hotbed of activity for the
beautiful seaside resort and held in 34 acres of
beautiful Victoria Park is transformed into a haven
for those wanting a memorable day out.
With stunning show gardens, the finest flower displays, an extended food village, special guests and a reputation for friendliness, the show constantly surprises and brings visitors back year after year.
Autumn Show 2018
- 30th September 2018
Set in Malvern in the beautiful county of
Worcestershire the Malvern Autumn Show brings together everything we know and love about nature at its finest. After a long year there is nothing better than enjoying the fruits of the harvest.
A show for food and gardening lovers, the event hosts a range of cookery demonstrations, gardening talks, vegetable displays, vintage tractors, crafts and more. Families and Friends can enjoy a day out in Worcestershire to remember.
Malvern Autumn Show is a true celebration of food, the
countryside, gardening and nostalgia. After a long year
there's nothing better than enjoying the fruits of the
wonderful season. A show for food and gardening lovers, the
event hosts a range of cookery demonstrations, gardening
talks, vegetable displays, vintage tractors, crafts and
more. Families and Friends can enjoy a day out to remember.
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