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

  • Garden holiday to the Gardens of Kent and Sussex

    This five-day garden tour takes in the finest gardens of Kent and Sussex, and showcases late summer planting. One of the many highlights is an exclusive visit to Perch Hill where we will enjoy a talk by Sarah Raven, a guided tour of her gardens and lunch.

    Other highlights include a guided tour of Christopher Lloyd’s and Fergus Garrett’s Great Dixter, and a visit to Vita Sackville- West’s Sissinghurst. This holiday will also include entry to the magnificent RHS Partner Gardens of Great Comp and Merriments, the award-winning Pashley Manor and West Dean Gardens.

    Dinner, bed and breakfast will be provided at the Mercure Hotel at Tunbridge Wells and we will benefit from the services of a Brightwater Tour Manager.

    If you would like to join us on this garden holiday, please click here to download a booking form.

  • Day trip by coach to Burrow Farm Gardens and Prospect House, Axminster

    Burrow Farm Gardens provide 13 acres of colour-themed planting and lawns that sweep past an ancient oak to the lake. The Anniversary Garden, created in 2010, with its ornamental grasses and perennials, is at its best at this time of year. Other areas include the Terrace Garden, Rose Garden, Millennium Garden, Woodland Garden and Wildflower Meadow which contains two wildlife ponds.

    In contrast, the one-acre plantsman’s garden at Prospect House is hidden behind high walls with Axe valley views. Well- stocked borders of rare and tender shrubs mingle with late summer perennials including rudbeckia, helenium, echinacea, helianthus, crocosmia, grasses and 200 varieties of salvia.

    The booking form will be available in June 2020.