Struggling to decide which gardening events you’re going to attend this year? Well you’re in luck because VR Gardens has you covered with our top picks for the best gardening events in 2018.
Chiswick House Camellia Show
22nd February 2018 – 25th March 2018
Visit Chiswick House and Gardens to discover 33 varieties of pink, red, white and striped camellias, some of which are descended from the original planting in 1828!
24th March 2018
March 2018 is the bicentenary of the death of Humphry Repton, Celebrate the work of one of the great landscape designers of the eighteenth century.
Hampton Court Palace
25th March – 27th October
Visit the amazing gardens of Hampton Court Palace or get lost in the Magic Garden and Maze.
Ascot Spring Garden Show
13th – 15th April
Take in amazing creations from Britain’s finest established and emerging horticultural talent. Visitors can explore show gardens from established designers and talented horticultural students and attend free garden talks and receive personal gardening advice from professional horticulturalists.
Cardiff Flower Show
13th – 15th April
With plenty of gardening and horticultural exhibits and entertaining talks and demos for green fingered enthusiasts, the RHS’s first gardening show of the year is set to impress.
Harrogate Spring Flower Show
26th – 29th April
Kew Gardens Temperate House
Reopens on 5th May
The largest Victorian glasshouse in the world is set to reopen to the public after restoration. Inside you will find collections of international of rare and exotic temperate zone plants.
Malvern Flower Show
10th – 13th May
Chantilly Flower Show
18th – 20th May
Europe’s main gardening events in 2018, the Chantilly Flower Show will bring together 200 exhibitors including nursery growers, collectors, landscapers, and horticultural associations. Judges will also be awarding prizes to the finest floral exhibits and nurseries.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
22nd – 26th May
The gardening and horticultural community’s most prestigious flower show will feature health and wellbeing gardens, advice on garden design for small spaces, a carefully selected line-up of the best nurseries in the world, music and entertainment and lots lots more.
26th – 28th May
Not only will you be able to purchase gardening pieces from numerous nurseries, and exhibitors selling garden furniture, water features, garden sheds and buildings, and much more, visitors will receive expert advice from Q&A sessions with Jacqueline Aviolet and get the chance to meet author Jim Buttress. With gardening events, music and kids entertainment the Kent Garden Show has something for everyone in the family.
31st May – 4th June
Bloom is definitely one of our favourite gardening events in 2018. Ireland’s largest garden festival is back with is wide range of gardening and horticulture demos, life entertainment, fashion, food and family fun.
1st – 3rd June
Scotland’s largest plant fair offers gardeners the chance to take quality plants that are hard to source anywhere else. Visitors will see top designers show off the latest trends in garden style, schools and amateur gardening clubs will learn about making the most of their green spaces, and environmental organisations will teach you how to live in harmony with bugs, birds, butterflies and bees.
Chatsworth Flower Show
6th – 10th June
The Chatsworth Flower Show breaks boundaries and blends tradition with new and innovative design.
Blenheim Palace Flower Show
22nd – 24th June
This events celebrates everything from gardening to food and lifestyle. Visitors can attend exhibits showcasing the UK’s finest nurseries and plants businesses, do some garden shopping at the Shopping Village, enjoy a wide range of tasty treats at the Food and Drink Pavilion and visits the Home and Country Living Pavilion to purchase original handmade giftware, jewellery and luxury gifts.
Rural Life Weekend: Historic Gardens
30th June – 1st July
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
18th – 22 July
This event is great for a fun family day out enjoying the sun and getting to see the work of young and talented garden designers.
West Dean Gardens Chilli Fiesta
10th – 12th August
Join in on the UK’s biggest chilli festival with Latin music and dancing, cookery and gardening demonstrations and fiery hot chilli dishes.
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
14th -16th September
Not only will you find expert advice and amazing garden and floral exhibits you can also amaze yourself at the famous giant vegetable competition including colossal carrots, monster marrows and podgy parsnips.
RHS London Urban Garden Show
27th –28th October
At the RHS London Urban Garden Show visitors enter a plant-filled experience full of inspirational design ideas for urban gardens, containers or interior spaces.
There you go! This is our top picks of what gardening events in 2018 you should definitely have on your calendar. Will you be going to any of them this year?
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