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Gardens Illustrated Festival 2018 Gardens Illustrated Festival 2018
25th - 26th March 2018
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.
Entry 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.
Location: Westonbirt School, Tetbury GL8 8QG


RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2018 RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2018
13 - 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 this year.


Kevin McCloud - Grand Designs Live London 2018 Grand Designs Live London 2018
5th - 13th May 2018
Grand 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.
Malvern Spring Gardening Show 2018 RHS Malvern Spring Gardening Show 2018
10th - 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.
The 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 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018
22nd - 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.
The 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 Live 2018
14th - 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.
BBC 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 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Preview Evening
2nd July 2018
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.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018
3rd - 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. Combining inspiration, innovation, quality and creativity the show features a spectacular collection of show gardens, horticultural exhibitors and gardening accessories.
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.
New for 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.
Our 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.
Kent County Show 2018
6th - 8th July 2018
The Kent County Show is the region's showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life.
The 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 and goats.
The 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.
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018
18th - 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.
Gardeners have 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.
The RHS 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. 


Garstang and District Agricultural and Horticultural Show 2018 Garstang and District Agricultural and Horticultural Show 2018
4th August 2018
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 Shrewsbury Flower Show 2018
10th - 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.
The 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.
The 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 Southport Flower Show 2018
16th - 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.


Malvern Spring Gardening Show 2018 RHS Malvern Autumn Show 2018
29th - 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.
The 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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