Family Fun at the Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show

This year's Cornwall Garden Society’s Spring Flower Show is set to be another fun family event and we would love you to enter our junior competitive classes. 

There are categories for individuals up to 7 years and over 7 to 11 years, schools and community groups, and the Walk in My Shoes class for children with special educational needs. Judges will be looking for the best heritage daffodil exhibited in a vase; the best pea plant grown from seed, and the most creative display of marine-salvaged plastic in a box planted with flowers.

Shields will be presented to the winners and a trophy will be awarded to the school that best supports year-round junior horticulture at 2.30pm on Saturday 4th April.

To find out more about the Junior Horticultural Classes and how to enter, please click here and scroll to section J of our Schedule of Competitive Classes or email tampemberton@gmail.com at Perennial Harvest. 

The deadline for completed entry forms is Thursday 26th March. Entries are to be delivered to the Showground for judging on Friday 3rd April when parents/carers can collect one free ticket to gain entry to the Show on Saturday 4th April. 

The Cornwall Garden Society 2020 Spring Flower Show will feature a dedicated Growing the Future space with inspirational activities for children and families based on wild nature and how to make gardens more environmentally friendly.

Tickets for the Show are £10 in advance or £12 on the gate. To book your tickets, please click here. Under 16s are free. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

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Upcoming Events

  • Lecture: Graham Gough – The Icing on the Cake

    Following a short career in classical music as a gifted tenor, Graham was inspired to change profession as a result of a cathartic trip to Sissinghurst Castle in Kent where his eyes were opened to the creative process of gardening at its highest level.

    In 1998, he established his own nursery, Marchants Hardy Plants, at Laughton in Sussex.

    As a hands-on man and with the help of his staff, he loves to raise and select new varieties, and enjoys playing and painting with plants.

    Graham’s life as a nurseryman is further enriched by garden design, consultations, photography, talks, writing and travel to observe plants in their native habitats in countries such as Armenia, China, South Africa and Turkey. In spite of all this, he still finds time to warble the odd note.

    Join us on Tuesday 10th March at 7.30pm at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro.

  • Lecture: Graham Gough – A Miscellany of Plants

    Graham Gough will join us on Wednesday 11th March at 2.30pm at the Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth where he will share his lecture, ‘A Miscellany of Plants‘.