Cornwall Spring Flower Show is renowned for its wonderful displays – with a wide range of competitive classes that include ornamental trees and shrubs, magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons, daffodils, herbaceous plants, bulbs, pot plants, alpines, photography and floral art. There are also children’s classes and show gardens.
Held at the stunning Boconnoc estate, near Lostwithiel, the event was first staged in the late nineteenth century and has continued to run every year since – with occasional breaks for two world wars, petrol rationing and – in 1947 – severe snow. At one time focused mainly on daffodils, it now showcases a wealth of Cornish springtime shrubs and flowers.
The 2014 Cornwall Spring Flower Show, supported by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, will be opened by renown horticulturalist, TV and radio presenter, Chris Beardshaw and take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April and will be better than ever. Chris Beardshaw will also be taking part in our Gardener's Question Time event hosted again by Tim Hubbard and held on Saturday afternoon. The panel will also include George Kestell & Nutty Lim. There will be a lovely atmosphere with more live music around the Show.
On the Sunday, Toby Buckland recently main presenter of BBC Television's Gardener's World will be visiting the Show and welcoming visitors, too.
There will be four show gardens as well as a great range of trade stands with many of the usual traders as well as many new ones too.
The 2014 Show will be very much a family event with a wide range of childrens activities particularly focussed on the Sunday.These include face painting and a nature trail both days as well as on the Sunday, a potter with her wheel, birds and animals, nature based activities and stilt walkers.
Visitor advance ticket price has been reduced to cost just £6 (£8 on the day). Cornwall Garden Society members can buy advance ticket for £3.50 (£5.50 on the day). This is very good value when compared with other visitor attractions.
Thanks to all those who supported the show by volunteering, sponsoring or visiting in 2013 - we look forward to meeting you all again next year at Boconnoc on 5th & 6th April 2014. Make a note in your diary now!
For further information click on the appropriate heading below:
Enquiries for 2014 Show to Show Director Martin Pallett
2014 Advance ticket order form can be downloaded here