Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show 2017. The largest Show ever

We are now on count down to our largest Show ever with over 120 Trade stands.

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 south west 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, and from north of the country  for the successful two-day event.

Over 120 traders and exhibitors return each year because it is always a good and profitable show for them, whatever the weather. This year we have extended the stands into the Dorothy Garden. The majority of our traders are from Cornwall bringing high quality and wide variety  to the Show. Some  come from further afield such as Crug Farm Plants from north Wales and West Country Nurseries from north Devon.

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, will be floodlit and moved onto the lawn nearest Boconnoc House. The marquee in the Dorothy Garden will be dedicated to children's Competition and activities. 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 hosted by Tim Hubbard.

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

  • Day trip by coach

    The Toby Buckland Garden Festival

    Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter. EX6 8JQ

    For our first coach trip of 2017, we are visiting the fourth Toby Buckland Garden Festival held in the beautiful setting of Powderham Castle. This is a diverse and quality show both in terms of exhibitors and entertainment. 2016 saw a total of 187 exhibitors displaying a wide range of plants, garden sundries, crafts and more. There will be specialist talks by well-known gardening personalities on all manner of horticultural topics and we can look forward to a superb range of local foods to satisfy all tastes. Do wear comfortable shoes!

    The booking form will be included in our March 2017 mailing.

  • Self-drive visit

    National Trust Trengwainton  

    Madron, Penzance TR20 8RZ 
    We are invited to view our Lord Lieutenant’s private garden. At this time of year, its magnificent Primula, spring shrubs and Magnolia will be a delight. After a short talk about the Bolitho family and its history, we will enjoy a private visit to Trengwainton itself, which will be closed to the public, for a ‘behind the scenes’ tour with the Head Gardener. This will be a rare treat and provide us with an opportunity to see the glass houses and learn about the rejuvenation programme that has been put in place following recent storm damage. The booking form will be included in our March 2017 mailing.