Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show 2017

The 105th Cornwall Spring Flower Show will take place on 1st and 2nd of April 2017 at the stunning Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel.

It is the first major flower show of the horticultural year in the UK and where committed gardeners and their families come for their first major horticultural spend of the year.

Over 6000 garden enthusiasts gather from across the whole South West, from north of the country and, next year, from Finland, for the successful two-day event.

Over 100 traders and exhibitors return each year because it is always a good and profitable show for them, whatever the weather.

Amongst others there are major competitive classes for daffodils, camelias, rhododrendrons and woodies. These are entered both by individuals and major gardens of Cornwall. One year when the International Camelia Society had their annual conference in Falmouth they visited the Show and said that it was the best show of camelias that they had ever seen.

There are some layout changes to the Show which will soon become apparent to regular visitors. The main marquee is larger and will be moved onto the lawn nearest Boconnoc House. The marquee in the Dorothy Garden will be dedicated to Childrens Competition and Activites and we are planning to make use of the Garden for more traders. The Seating marquee will have a drinks stand - even perhaps a bar. An important feature will be the use of the Garden Room in the Boconnoc House for lectures, Gardeners' Questions and prize giving.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Peter Gilmore. Show Director.

An Advance Group Booking Form is available now for download. Click here

Ticket prices:

On the day £9.50
Advance  £7.50 
CGS Members on the gate £7.50
CGS Members Advance £5.50
Children under 16 free


Advance tickets will be available from early January. Details will be on this web site.

For Trade enquiries please contact Sue Newton,

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Upcoming Events

  • Lecture by Julian Sutton

     ‘Adventures with Fancy Foliage’
    Alverton Hotel, Tregolls Road, Truro,  TR1 1ZQ


    Julian Sutton is a lifelong plantsman. Having started as an academic botanist. He and his wife Sarah caught the cultivated plant bug while working at Ness Gardens in the 80’s. They ran a mail order nursery, Desirable Plants, in Devon for over 20 years. In order to garden and propagate better, and to write more, they've shrunk to a domestic scale, but still sell a wide range of choice and interesting bulbs, woodlanders, ferns etc. A big supporter of our Spring Flower Show they have both exhibited and judged at it.


  • Lecture by Julian Sutton

     ‘The Botanical Gardener’
    Tregenna Castle, St Ives, TR26 2DE