Whether you’re looking for the perfect day out with Mum this summer or you’re wanting to fuel your posy obsession, a day out at one of the UK’s flower shows couldn’t be more appropriate.

Stay closer to home and visit the notorious Chelsea Flower Show, venture to the royal’s Norfolk estate for Sandringham’s Flower Festival or fall in love with Blenheim Palace’s marvellous gardens. Read on to find our the seven best to book…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

If there’s some flower festival to go to at least once in your life, it’s Chelsea Flower Show. Renowned for its jaw-dropping floral displays, the flower show is a royal favourite and will be returning this May for another season. 

There’s so much to see and explore, from wandering in awe around the show gardens, highlighting cutting edge trends and innovative landscaping, to making your way through the retailers and food and drink offerings too. 

This year sees Jardin Blanc with Raymond Blanc show off their expertise set against a backdrop of stunning horticulture and art, as well as English classics at The Ranelagh Restaurant and seafood delights at the on-site Champagne & Seafood Restaurant.

When: 24.05.2022 – 28.05.2022 

Where: London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Chelsea, SW3 4SR

Website: www.rhs.org.uk

Sandringham Flower Show

Expect to spot a royal face or two at the Sandringham Flower Show. Held at the royal’s Norfolk estate, this year’s show will be the 139th of its kind, highlighting some of the best horticulture, landscaping and floral displays in the world. 

Don’t miss your chance to explore the grounds, as well as venture around the craft marquee perusing the local and further afield sellers and stopping by the display gardens. No theme is set for the gardens so it’s really a chance to see some of the best up-and-coming names in the business, as well as established gardeners and see how they tackle the challenge of creating a nature oasis in a plot of 8 metres by 8 metres. 

When: 27.07.2022

Where: Sandringham, Norfolk, Pe35 6EN

Website: www.sandringhamflowershow.org.uk

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Add a pop of colour to your ‘gram this summer and book tickets for RHS Hampton Court Palace’s Garden Festival. Taking place from Monday 4th – Saturday 9th July, the five day festival is the world’s largest flower show celebration. 

Taking over the ground’s of the Palace, the festival will once again be packed out with beautiful blooms, inspiring gardeners and designs, a floral marquee filled with nursery exhibits and hundreds of traders to pursue and shop throughout the day. As well as talks, demonstrations and workshops with some of the biggest names in the business and celebrities.

 

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When: 04.07.2022 – 09.07.2022 

Where: Hampton Court Way, Molesey, East Molesey, KT8 9AU

Website: www.rhs.org.uk

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

From family-friendly activities to gardening expertise to inspire your next garden makeover, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is back with another instalment this July. Connect with nature through the stunning surroundings, learn from the best with expert demonstration and talks, ponder through the florals in the Floral Marquee and Plant Village, and get ideas on how to transform your small city balcony into a nature haven. 

You’ll also have the chance to see designs by young gardeners and designers who are hoping to be crowned ‘Young Designer of the Year 2022’.

When: 20.07.2022 – 24.07.2022 

Where: Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6SG

Website: www.rhs.org.uk

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

This June sees Blenheim Palace’s glorious Flower Show return with an even bigger and better offering than previous years. 

The Grand Floral Pavilion will take centre stage, home to displays from nurseries across the country, each competing for the ‘Best in Show’ award, as well as experts on tap to give you tips on how to turn your garden into a natural oasis.

Expect an array of inspirational demonstrations and workshops from the likes of Jackie Page, Lorraine Saunders, Stephanie Cornell, Coral Bennett and Anna Stevens. Plus, there’s an opportunity to explore the show gardens too.

A visit to Blenheim Palace is always wonderful but coupled with garden gazebos, greenhouses and endless florals, greens and gardening inspiration, it’s a weekend any home gardener can’t miss.

When: 24.06.2022 – 26.06.2022 

Where: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP 

Website: www.blenheimflowershow.co.uk

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Returning this April, Harrogate Spring Flower Show is the perfect spring event to get you ready for the flower show season. The show, held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, will have an exciting roster of entertainment and gardens to explore, from talks and demos spread across four theatres to plant nurseries from across the country showing off their talent.

From talks and demos spread across four theatres to plant nurseries from across the country showing off their talent...

When: 21.04.2022 – 24.04.2022 

Where: 6 The Stables, Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE 

Website: www.flowershow.org.uk

Chorley Flower Show

Chorley’s three day Flower Show returns in the height of the summer, with an exciting roster of events and exhibitors.  

Taking over Astley Park from 29th – 31st July, the festival will see professional gardens giving live demonstrations, food and drink traders boasting a selection of hearty favourites, traders from across the country on hand to give you outdoorsy advice and even a children’s Design a Garden Competition to keep the little ones entertained.

When: 29.07.2022 – 31.07.2022 

Where: Astley Park, Chorley, PR7 1DP 

Website: www.chorleyflowershow.com


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