Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show (6-7 April)
The Royal Cornwall Showground is the new location for this year’s Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show, which makes a great family day out, with plenty of child-friendly activities designed to nurture an interest in gardening, wildlife and the natural world. Alongside stunning displays of spring flowers and shrubs, floral art and photographic displays, expect live music, delicious food, an artisan market and over 60 prestigious nurseries selling plants and bulbs. Tickets from £11 per person.
Harrogate Spring Flower Show (25-28 April)
© Harrogate Flower Shows
Voted Britain’s favourite flower show according to a survey by Which?, 2019’s Harrogate Spring Flower Show will feature a new exhibition, #kerbcouture, which will challenge designers to come up with concepts for small vertical spaces, incorporating graffiti art with innovative urban planting ideas. Discover new ways to highlight every inch of your garden at the Square Yards mini show, and explore cooking demonstrations, expert talks and over 150 individual works of floral art. Advance tickets from £17 per person.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21-25 May)
Among the flawless show gardens at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show will be the RHS Back to Nature Garden, co-designed by The Duchess of Cambridge, featuring a spectacular treehouse centrepiece, and Gardening Will Save the World, a collaboration between British Designer Tom Dixon and IKEA, exploring the contrast between the natural and technological to consider the future of gardening. At Jardin Blanc with Raymond Blanc, expect fantastic food, exciting cocktails and inspirational gardens. Tickets from £38 per person.
Blenheim Palace Flower Show (21-23 June)
© Blenheim Palace 2019
Due to be opened by architect and television personality George Clarke, this year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show will feature a showstopping Floral Carousel designed by celebrity florist Mig Kimpton, alongside an array of new and inspiring show gardens. The Floral Art Competition by the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) will have a circus theme, and the new Plant a Border competition will allow budding designers to plant their own border; both will be judged by a panel of horticultural experts. Advance tickets from £15 per person.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (2-7 July)
This year’s Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival will explore the positive effects that plants can have on our health, with interactive spaces for guests to harness the power of plants to boost their mental wellbeing. Alongside tips and tricks from experts and hands-on workshops, new for 2019 are the Global Impact Gardens, which will explore topical themes using innovative planting and design ideas to highlight social, economic and environmental issues. Tickets from £22.50 per person.
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (17-21 July)
Among the many inspirational gardens at Tatton Park, expect to find entries by the nominees of the RHS Young Designer of the Year competition, and choose your favourite before one of the hopefuls is crowned the winner. Elsewhere, get expert advice on growing vegetables at home in the Discover & Grow Marquee and pick up a new skill, discover unique recipes and learn to grow prize-winning vegetables at an array of demonstrations and workshops. Advance tickets from £28 per person.
Pride of Britain Hotels will be exhibiting at three shows organised by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2019:
Hampton Court Palace https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-hampton-court-palace-garden-festival
The Malvern Show https://www.rhsmalvern.co.uk/