Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show 2017

The 106th 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, this 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, camellias, rhododendrons 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 camellias 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 children's activities and we are planning to make use of the garden for more traders. The Seating marquee will have a drinks stand and a bar. An important feature will be the use of the Garden Room in 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 gate £9.50
Advance  £7.50 
CGS Members On the gate £7.50
CGS Members Advance £5.50
Children under 16 free


Advance tickets are available from or 01726 879 500  and your local TIC.

For Competitive Class entry forms click here:

For Trade enquiries, please contact Sue Newton,

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Upcoming Events

  • Lecture

    7.30pm - The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ

    Nick Morgan - 'The New Greenhouse at Wisley' 

    With a 45-year career in professional horticulture including a key role within the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as superintendent of its glass and propagation departments, from which he has only recently retired, Nick Morgan is well placed to lecture on differing aspects of glass house culture. 

  • Lecture

     2.30pm - Trethorne Leisure Park, Kennards House, Launceston PL15 8QE -  

    Nick Morgan - 'How to Make the Best and Most Productive Use of a Small Greenhouse'

    Nick is a Member of the RHS Tender Ornamental Plant Committee, who is trained by the independent standards organisation for the pesticide, fertiliser and allied industries, BASIS, as an advisor for amenity horticulture. An occasional contributor to RHS magazine, The Garden, He is also an engaging lecturer on the national and international circuit.