Cornwall Garden Society Announces 2022 Spring Flower Show

Described by The Telegraph as the "Chelsea of the West," our annual Spring Flower Show, sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, is a major highlight of the horticultural year, never more so than in 2022.

Taking place over two days at The Royal Cornwall Showground near Wadebridge - on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April - there will also be a special ticketed preview evening for CGS members on the preceding Friday evening, the details of which will be confirmed in the near future.

As ever, the Show will be packed with gardening inspiration and provide us all with a much-needed boost after the Coronavirus-related cancellations of the past two years. The event will be Covid-secure and managed in line with the UK Government guidance and Cornwall Council advice that prevail at the time.

The Schedule of Competitive Classes has been refined for 2022 and is available as a digital download here. As you will see, it includes a separate section for Novice Classes to encourage more first-time exhibitors to participate so we hope you will all throw your horticultural hats into the ring and wow the judges with your best blooms.

Early bird tickets for £13.50 will be available soon, so why not purchase some for friends and family, and join us for our best ever celebration of Cornwall's early spring?

Tickets on the gate will cost £15. Admission is free for children under 16 years of age. Well-behaved canine companions on leads are most welcome.

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Upcoming Events

  • Day Trip by Coach to National Trust Greenway, Galmpton with Ferry Trip on the River Dart

    Enjoy a scenic return boat trip between Dartmouth and Greenway, which Agatha Christie called “the loveliest place in the world” and is now in the care of the National Trust. 

    There will be ample time to explore this much-loved house and productive walled garden with its 120ft-long peach house, vinery, allotment and softly-planted borders, all of which thrive within its protective walls. 

    Pause to relax in the informal garden and enjoy glimpses of the river from its woodland walks.

    The booking form is available to download here or in hard copy, upon request, from the organiser.

  • Self-drive Visit to Minack Theatre Gardens, Porthcurno and Boscrowan, Penzance

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Minack Theatre Gardens with Jeff Rowe and Claire Batten, who have won multiple medals at RHS Chelsea for their specialist exotics, and discover what makes these sub-tropical gardens unique. Learn about the challenges of gardening on a cliff-edge and the species that flourish in unusual climatic conditions, benefitting from the warmth of Cornish granite yet being treated harshly by the strong salt winds off the Atlantic.

    In complete contrast, we then head to Boscrowan, in a sheltered valley near Penzance, for a delicious lunch and a gentle amble around the gardens where the pleasures of herbaceous borders against a wooded backdrop; a wildlife pond; an original revolving Victorian summerhouse; a growing sedum roof, a cutting garden and a bring-and-buy plant stall with proceeds to charity await you.

    The booking form is available to download here or in hard copy, upon request, from the organiser.