Cornwall Garden Society Announces 2022 Spring Flower Show

Described by The Telegraph as the "Chelsea of the West," our annual Spring Flower Show, sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, is a major highlight of the horticultural year, never more so than in 2022.

Taking place over two days at The Royal Cornwall Showground near Wadebridge - on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April - there will also be a special ticketed preview evening for CGS members on the preceding Friday evening, the details of which will be confirmed in the near future.

As ever, the Show will be packed with gardening inspiration and provide us all with a much-needed boost after the Coronavirus-related cancellations of the past two years. The event will be Covid-secure and managed in line with the UK Government guidance and Cornwall Council advice that prevail at the time.

The Schedule of Competitive Classes has been refined for 2022 and is available as a digital download here. As you will see, it includes a separate section for Novice Classes to encourage more first-time exhibitors to participate so we hope you will all throw your horticultural hats into the ring and wow the judges with your best blooms.

Early bird tickets for £13.50 will be available soon, so why not purchase some for friends and family, and join us for our best ever celebration of Cornwall's early spring?

Tickets on the gate will cost £15. Admission is free for children under 16 years of age. Well-behaved canine companions on leads are most welcome.

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Upcoming Events

  • Day Trip by Coach to Kia-Ora Farm and Gardens, Cullompton and National Trust Killerton, Broadclyst

    Kia-Ora Farm’s peaceful ten-acre garden encompasses lawns, lakes and ponds, which, together with extensively-planted borders, a bog garden and mature trees, provide an environment in which nature thrives.

    Famous for its rare trees and shrubs, the garden at National Trust Killerton provides year-round interest. Beside the house, The Admiral’s Lawn is bordered by tender perennials whilst the Terrace Garden includes herbaceous flowering beds and obelisks for annual climbers. In the formal garden, a memorial to Sir Thomas Acland marks his favourite spot overlooking the Devonshire countryside.

    The booking form is available to download here or in hard copy, upon request, from the organiser.

  • Self-drive Visit to Trebartha, near Launceston

    We last enjoyed a visit to Trebartha in 2015 when many changes had taken place, such as the installation of a new hydro-electric plant and the large-scale removal of Rhododendron ponticum. Several years later and the area is gloriously settled. 

    Trebartha is located on the eastern side of Bodmin Moor and its gardens offer both natural and man-made features together with many fine views. Spanning 18 hectares, there is plenty to explore. This will be a full day visit so do bring a picnic lunch!

    Our group will divide into two for different guided walks in the morning and afternoon to view the ponds, cascades and terraces, and we shall stop to admire the beautifully-designed garden at Lemarne that is situated within the estate, en route. 

    The booking form is available to download here or in hard copy, upon request, from the organiser.