As well as the dazzling displays of daffodils, magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons in the Competitive Classes; floral art exhibits; more than 130 specialist nurseries and horticultural traders in the Plant Pavilion and Horticultural Heaven; an eclectic array of arts and crafts in the Artisan Area, and a Food from Cornwall marquee, there will be a number of enticing new features to attract even more visitors in 2020.
A dedicated Growing the Future space will focus on the ways in which we can all protect and enhance our natural environment. Participating organisations will offer a range of activities for children and families that will educate and inspire us all, with themes including wild nature and how we can make our domestic gardens more environmentally friendly.
Show gardens and botanical art will also make a welcome reappearance, and the photography exhibition will be reimagined. More information about our photographic themes and entry details will follow shortly.Our Schedule of Competitive Classes and the relevant entry forms can now be downloaded by clicking here.
We will be intruding a separate sheet listing all the classes that are eligible for novices to enter in the hope that more of you will be encouraged to compete so please join in!
Our operations manager, Claire Waldie (email@example.com | 07538 157089) would like to hear from willing volunteers to help with the set-up. If you can help, please do get in touch.
Discounted advance tickets for CGS members are now on sale at only £9 each and can be purchased by clicking here. Why not also snap up some early bird tickets for non-members at £10 each as Christmas gifts for friends and family?
If you are interested in exhibiting at the 2020 Spring Flower Show, please download the relevant forms below.
Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.
You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.
This five-day garden tour takes in the finest gardens of Kent and Sussex, and showcases late summer planting. One of the many highlights is an exclusive visit to Perch Hill where we will enjoy a talk by Sarah Raven, a guided tour of her gardens and lunch.
Other highlights include a guided tour of Christopher Lloyd’s and Fergus Garrett’s Great Dixter, and a visit to Vita Sackville- West’s Sissinghurst. This holiday will also include entry to the magnificent RHS Partner Gardens of Great Comp and Merriments, the award-winning Pashley Manor and West Dean Gardens.
Dinner, bed and breakfast will be provided at the Mercure Hotel at Tunbridge Wells and we will benefit from the services of a Brightwater Tour Manager.
If you would like to join us on this garden holiday, please click here to download a booking form.
Burrow Farm Gardens provide 13 acres of colour-themed planting and lawns that sweep past an ancient oak to the lake. The Anniversary Garden, created in 2010, with its ornamental grasses and perennials, is at its best at this time of year. Other areas include the Terrace Garden, Rose Garden, Millennium Garden, Woodland Garden and Wildflower Meadow which contains two wildlife ponds.
In contrast, the one-acre plantsman’s garden at Prospect House is hidden behind high walls with Axe valley views. Well- stocked borders of rare and tender shrubs mingle with late summer perennials including rudbeckia, helenium, echinacea, helianthus, crocosmia, grasses and 200 varieties of salvia.
To join us on this day trip, please click here to download our booking form.