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Flower Shows - UK

The month of May just sees the start of many of the Flower Shows that we will see springing up across the nation. I will try and cover most of the bigger shows. For now though, here is just a taster of the shows coming up:

The Chelsea Flower Show

One cannot talk about Flower Shows in the UK without mentioning possibly the most well-known of them all – the Chelsea Flower Show.

Running from 22-26 May, this is considered by many to be one of the most prestigious Flower Shows in the UK. Supported by the Royal Horticultural Society, you can gain a wealth of information about the event from it's website, including highlights from the 2006 show in this link.

The Bath & West Agricultural Show

Running from 30 May – 2 June, this is described on its webpage as being the show

“where all aspects of farming and rural life can be seen, from the best of British livestock to the latest business innovations in farming. The show offers the perfect day out for the whole family; the best for shopping, food, flowers, crafts, country pursuits, equestrian competitions and arena displays.”

That says it all really! I may add however that it seems to have a wide range of things going on – so would be a great choice if going with family who will inevitably have a variety of different tastes.

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Running from 3-8 July, this is another show supported for the Royal Horticultural Society.

As well as the: floral marquees, plant plots and festival of roses to marvel at, there are other attractions such as: competitions, floral art and an art gallery.

The RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park

This being one of the later shows, running from 18-22 July. The show at Tatton Park is also (as the title suggests) supported by the Royal Horticultural Society, you can gain a wealth of information from its website. Things you can enjoy at the park include the gardens: show gardens, show features and back to back gardens, as well as the “RHS/Ball Colegrave National Flower Bed Competition”

Please watch out for more coverage on the shows as the warmer months progress. And if you have been or are planning to go to any of the shows – let me know your thoughts – I would love to hear from you!

Prepared by Viki, posted by Bob.

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