Despite the earlier cold weather the 2013 Cornwall Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc was once again a spectacular display of the best of Cornish springtime horticultural beauty. The renowned broadcaster and garden expert, Roy Lancaster welcomed visitors on Saturday morning praising the exhibitors for producing an amazing display of entries in the competitive classes including ornamental trees and shrubs, magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons. There was a record number of entries in the daffodil section. For full details of the winners click here
In excess of 8000 people visited the event in the grounds of the historic Boconnoc Estate over the two days and traders reported brisk business as gardeners enjoyed the rare sight of sunshine and thoughts turned to Spring plantings Click here for details of trade stands at the show
In the Main Marquee Show sponsors Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management handed out thousands of goody bags containing free seeds and Duchy College Rosewarne were awarded the accolade of Best Show Garden. BBC Cornwall broadcast live from the show and their experts were on hand to give advice not only on gardening topics but also on antiques, pets and how to save money.
On Sunday young children were the focus in the Activity Tent sponsored by Roselyon School with face painting, seed sowing and environmental activities provided by Nature Workshops.
The winners of the competitive classes were honoured at the prize giving on Sunday afternoon. Following a welcome from Society President, Michael Galsworth,the ceremony was hosted by Tim Hubbard with Daphne Skinnard DL presenting the prizes. The final event of the day was the announcement of the winner of the Cornwall Today 'Garden of the Year' Award with the trophy being presented by CT Editor Kirstie Newton to the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Thanks to all those who supported the show by volunteering, sponsoring or visiting - we look forward to meeting you all again next year at Boconnoc on 5th & 6th April 2014.
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