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

  • Self-drive Visit to South Bosent and Penmilder, Liskeard

    Sisters, Adrienne and Trish, are developing South Bosent with wildlife in mind. It comprises several themed gardens, woodland plantings, large mixed borders and a four-acre meadow. Other features include a mini-lake, 25-metre canal pond, waterfall and rill on the terrace, and several plant collections, all designed to provide year-round interest. Along with thousands of planted bulbs throughout the garden, a bluebell wood runs alongside the stream pathway.

    The gently sloping south-facing 2.5-acre garden at Penmilder includes lawns with mature borders, a lily pond with abundant wildlife and natural wooded areas. The apple orchard is particularly pretty in spring with daffodils, bluebells and primroses, whilst numerous acers surround the lawns and terrace. 

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

  • Day Trip by Coach to National Trust Greenway, Galmpton with Ferry Trip on the River Dart

    Enjoy a scenic return boat trip between Dartmouth and Greenway, which Agatha Christie called “the loveliest place in the world” and is now in the care of the National Trust. 

    There will be ample time to explore this much-loved house and productive walled garden with its 120ft-long peach house, vinery, allotment and softly-planted borders, all of which thrive within its protective walls. 

    Pause to relax in the informal garden and enjoy glimpses of the river from its woodland walks.

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