Flower Shows to visit this Summer
Want to know your carnations from your coneflowers? Wondering if it’s too late to plant your forget-me-nots? Well, don’t fear! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best flower shows to visit this summer. Whether you’re a clueless beginner or a seasoned pro, these flower festivals are the place to go if you’re itching to get to grips with your garden.
BBC Gardeners’ World Live
14th – 17th June 2018
Every year BBC Gardeners’ World Live presents an exciting collection of Show Gardens, delivering a masterclass in how creativity and imagination can transform any outdoor space. Go along to see one of the largest floral marquees in the UK, a glorious award-winning space filled with the amazing colours and scents of flowers of every kind. Not only a treat for the senses, BBC Gardeners’ World Live is the perfect destination for enthusiastic gardeners looking for inspiration, expert advice and a fantastic day out.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
3rd – 8th July 2018
Taking place this July, in the majestic grounds of Hampton Court Palace in London, is the highly anticipated RHS flower show. Arguably the world’s largest gardening show, this event is the perfect place to be inspired by spectacular flower displays, gardening accessories and some of the world’s best conceptual gardens. New for 2018, RHS are introducing an exciting new initiative, whereby they celebrate the most influential figures in horticulture. This year’s Horticultural Hero is Piet Oudolf, the internationally renowned Dutch garden designer. He’ll be creating a whimsical walk-through feature that you definitely won’t want to miss.
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
18th – 22nd July 2018
Set in the grounds of Tatton Park, this show is adored for its relaxed atmosphere, back-to-back small gardens and its celebration of all types of gardens, from traditional to contemporary. A show that welcomes novel ideas and innovation, it provides a platform for fresh creative talent and celebrates all the joy to be found in community gardening. No matter your taste, budget or ability, the Flower Show Tatton Park will satisfy all your gardening desires.
RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show
1st – 5th August 2018
The start of August welcomes a five-day extravaganza to the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Hyde Hall. As well as exploring the garden in full summer bloom, you can enjoy the wide range of specialist nurseries selling quality plants,, decorative items and garden furniture. New for 2018 is the British Flower Bus, where award-winning floral designer Jonathan Moseley will be educating people on British seasonal flowers. You can also enjoy live music and delicious food and drink stalls – a perfect family day out.
Southport Flower Show
16th – 19th August 2018
Whether you are a total newcomer, an enthused amateur or a professional, Southport Flower Show accommodates everyone. Having gained a reputation as one of the friendliest and most diverse shows in the country, this event constantly wows visitors and keeps them coming back. Held in 34 acres of the beautiful Victoria Park, set by a gorgeous seaside resort, this flower show boasts special guests, an extended food village and some of the finest flower displays the UK has to offer.