Cornwall Garden Society Summer Flower Show 2021 –Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July - Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

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.

In light of recent events, our 2021 event will take place in July and will be held over three days to enable us to offer enhanced social distancing, manage show-goer flow-through and regulate daily attendance numbers in line with UK Government guidance and Cornwall Council’s advice.

Inevitably, this year’s show will be different – with one-way systems, dispersed catering across the site and hand-sanitising stations to name but three of our Covid-secure initiatives – but one thing is certain. It will be packed with gardening inspiration and provide us all with a much-needed boost when the time comes.

Join us at The Royal Cornwall Showground on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July.

Cornwall Garden Society 2021 Summer Flower Show and Covid-19

The Cornwall Garden Society and its show committee naturally take Covid-19, and the risk and complexities that the Coronavirus has brought to all large-scale events, very seriously. Show-goer flow-through and attendance numbers will be carefully managed. Social distancing will be our guiding principle and the safety of all participants our watchword. We will ensure that the 2021 show is planned and implemented in compliance with UK Government policy and guidance at the time of the Show’s delivery, and in line with localised advice from Cornwall Council who issue our event licence. For further information about the specific measures we will be taking to ensure the safety of Exhibitors, Traders, Volunteers and Visitors, please re-visit this section of the website nearer the time.

Please watch this space for further 2021 Summer Flower Show updates.


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Upcoming Events

  • Lecture - Juliet Sargeant – Modern Slavery Garden

    Juliet’s previous career in medicine informs her unique approach to designing gardens and communicating the importance of landscape to our wellbeing. She believes that access to good quality green space is a priority for healthy living and happy communities, especially in cities.

    In 2016, Juliet designed the Modern Slavery Garden for RHS Chelsea – its first social campaign garden – for which she was awarded a Gold Medal and the People’s Choice Prize.

    Fellowships of The Society of Garden Designers and The Landscape Institute followed in 2017 and 2020.

    Juliet has been celebrated as a role model in the BAME community at the GG2 Leadership Awards and presents on BBC Gardeners’ World and Channel 4’s Village of the Year.

    At her Sussex Garden School, she teaches design and planting to gardening enthusiasts.

    Join Juliet on Zoom on Tuesday 9th March at 7:30pm


  • Self-drive visit to Bonython, Helston and Cross Common Nursery, The Lizard

    At Moyclare, planting began in 1927 by Moira and Louis Reid. Meandering paths lead through woodland shrubberies, herbaceous borders and sunny corners. The pond and lawns are surrounded by camellias, rhododendrons, mature trees, shrubs and many rare treasures from the Southern Hemisphere.

    Penmilder is a 2.5-acre south-facing garden with delightful bluebell woods and an apple orchard, which is particularly pretty with primroses and daffodils in the spring. 

    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, 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.

    A booking form for this self-drive visit will be available in March 2021.