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Gardening events and shows for 2022

Published: March 14, 2022 at 3:16 pm

All the big names in one place. Here's our guide to the gardening calendar's biggest and best gardening events for the year ahead

From the glamour and excitement of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to the laid-back charm of the Great Comp Summer Show, our round up of this year’s best flower shows and festivals. 

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So let's make some plans and make the most of what's going on. Here's what you've got to look forward to for 2022:

Gardens Illustrated events and show guide 2022

12 March – 8 January 2023: Robert Indiana: Sculpture 1958-2018

Discover the work of the late American pop artist Robert Indiana as Yorkshire Sculpture Park hosts the first UK exhibition of his sculptures. Spanning six decades of his work, it includes his iconic Love sculpture series, including LOVE (Red Blue Green), shown above right. 12 March – 8 January 2023, 10am-5pm. £6. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4LG. Tel 01924 832631, ysp.org.uk

Robert Indiana, LOVE (Red Blue Green), 1966-1993, conceived 1966 executed 1993
Robert Indiana, LOVE (Red Blue Green), 1966-1993, conceived 1966 executed 1993 Photo: © Jonty Wilde, courtesy of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Artwork: © 2022 Morgan Art Foundation Ltd./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London

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MAY

5-8 May: RHS Malvern Spring Festival

UK gardens, flowers, food and crafts.

Open 9am-6pm
Tickets From £19.85
Location Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW
Tel 0344 338 5400
Web rhsmalvern.co.uk

5-8 May: Living Crafts

Shopping and workshops from hundreds of British designer-makers.

Open 10am-5pm
Tickets From £9
Location Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB
Tel 023 92863871
Web livingcrafts.co.uk

6-8 May: Beervelde Garden Days

Featuring renowned Belgian nurseries.

Open 10am-6pm
Tickets Ticket prices to be confirmed
Location Beervelde Parc, Beervelde-Dorp 75, 9080 Beervelde, Belgium
Tel +32(0)9 356 81 82
Web parkvanbeervelde.be

7-15 May: Temps de Flors

Spectacular displays around the historic centre of Girona, Spain.

Open Opening times vary
Tickets To be confirmed
Location Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Tel +34 (0) 972 419 010
Web tempsdeflors.girona.cat

13-15 May: Les Journées des Plantes de Chantilly

France’s leading garden event. Also in autumn (dates currently to be confirmed).

Open To be confirmed
Tickets To be confirmed
Location Domaine de Chantilly, 7 Rue du Connétable, 60500, Chantilly, France
Tel +33 (0) 3 44 27 31 80
Web journees-des-plantes.chateaudechantilly.fr

13-15 May: Gardeners' Gardening Show 

Brand new gardening show for 2022.

Open 10am-4pm
Tickets £18
Location Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, BN27 1RN
Tel 01424 572 606
Web gardenersshow.co.uk

20-22 May: The National Flower Show

UK annual flower show celebrating the best of gardening.

Open 10am-5pm
Tickets From £13
Location Hylands House & Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ
Tel 0333 242 7912
Web nationalflowershow.co.uk

21-22 May: Coastal Garden Festival 

Stalls from local nurseries and craftspeople in rural Devon. 

Open 10am-5pm
Tickets From £5
Location Mullacott Riding Centre, Honeycleave Farm, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 8NA
Web coastalgardenfestival.org

24-28 May: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The UK’s premier horticultural show.

Open Tuesday to Friday, 8am-8pm; Saturday 8am-5.30pm
Tickets From £35.85
Location London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4SR
Tel 0844 338 7501
Web rhs.org.uk

25-29 May: Dorset Garden Festival

UK stalls with plants, tools, garden furniture and more

Open 10am-5pm
Tickets To be confirmed
Location Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorset DT2 8QU
Tel 07720 637808
Web sculpturebythelakes.co.uk

JUNE

2-6 June: Bloom

Irish show gardens from top designers.  

Open To be confirmed
Tickets To be confirmed
Location Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Tel +353 (0)1 295 8181
Web bloominthepark.com

3-5 June: Hex Garden Festival

Belgian floral displays and talks. Also in autumn (10-11 September).

Open 10am-6pm
Tickets €11
Location Kasteel Hex, Hoogstraat, 3870 Heers, Belgium
Tel +32 (0)12 74 73 41
Web hex.be

11 June: Royal Windsor Flower Show

Featuring displays, talks and classes.

Open 11am-5pm
Tickets £10
Location York Club, Rangers Gate, Windsor Great Park, Surrey, SL4 2HT
Tel 01753 449449
Web rwrhs.com

16-19 June: BBC Gardeners’ World Live

UK show gardens, plant village and more.

Open Thursday-Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 9am-5pm
Tickets From £26
Location The NEC, Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT
Tel 020 7150 5154
Web bbcgardenersworldlive.com

17-19 June: Bingerden International Specialist Nursery Days

The Netherlands' top European nurseries.

Open 10am-6pm
Tickets €14
Location Huis Bingerden, Bingerdenseweg 21, 6986 CE Angerlo, the Netherlands
Tel +31 (0)313 48 42 38
Web bingerden.com

17-19 June: Capel Manor's Flower and Gardens Festival 

Picturesque gardens and plant-related and craft stalls.

Open 10am-5pm
Tickets £10
Location Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 4RQ
Web ticketsource.co.uk

24-26 June: Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Presenting very best of gardening.

Open 10am-5pm
Tickets To be confirmed
Location Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL
Tel 01993 810530
Web blenheimflowershow.co.uk

JULY

4-9 July: RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival UK

The world’s largest flower show.

Open Monday to Friday, 10am-6.30pm; Saturday, 10am-5.30pm
Tickets From £23.85
Location Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
Tel 0844 338 7501
Web rhs.org.uk

14-17 July: Festival of the Garden

A UK garden celebration with talks, tours and demonstrations at Charleston Farmhouse.

Open To be confirmed
Tickets From £10
Location Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL
Tel 01323 811626
Web charleston.org.uk

16-17 July: Belvoir Castle Flower & Garden Show

UK show gardens and talks.

Open 9.45am-4.30pm.
Tickets From £12.50
Location Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 1PE
Tel 07949 845346
Web belvoircastleflowerandgardenshow.co.uk

20-24 July: RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

UK plants and show gardens.

Open 10am-5pm
Tickets £22.85
Location Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN
Tel 0844 338 7501
Web rhs.org.uk

AUGUST

3-7 August: RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show

UK flower displays and specialist plant nurseries.

Open 10am-5pm
Tickets £12.15
Location RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8RA
Tel 01245 402013
Web rhs.org.uk

12-14 August: Shrewsbury Flower Show

Filled with the top exhibitors. 

Open To be confirmed
Tickets To be confirmed
Location The Quarry, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1RN
Tel 01743 234050
Web shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk

13-14 August: The Great Comp Summer Show

UK plant specialists gathering.

Open To be confirmed
Tickets To be confirmed
Location Comp Lane, Platt, nr Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 8QS
Tel 01732 885094
Web greatcompgarden.co.uk

19-21 August: RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show

UK displays and expert advice

Open Friday to Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
Tickets £12.15
Location RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX28 8PH
Tel 01805 624067
Web rhs.org.uk

SEPTEMBER

4 September: Autumn Plant Fair

UK specialist nurseries.

Open 12-5pm
Tickets £10
Location Sussex Prairie Garden, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, nr Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT
Tel 01273 495902
Web sussexprairies.co.uk

6-11 September: RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show

UK specialist nurseries.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 8.30am-6pm; Sunday, 8.30am-5pm
Tickets £14.95
Location RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB
Tel 01483 224234
Web rhs.org.uk

16-18 September: Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

UK plants and displays.

Open To be confirmed
Tickets £20.50
Location Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AE
Tel 01423 648212
Web flowershow.org.uk

23-25 September: Malvern Autumn Show

UK autumnal veg and floral displays.

Open 9am-6pm
Tickets £17
Location Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW
Tel 0344 338 5400
Web malvernautumn.co.uk

23-25 September: Fête des Plantes d’Automne

France France’s largest plant festival. See also Fête des Plantes d’Automne 1-3 April. 

Open 10am-6pm
Tickets €14
Location Château de Saint-Jean de Beauregard, Rue de Château, 91940 Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard, France
Tel +33 (0)1 60 12 00 01
Web chateaudesaintjeandebeauregard.com

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Dates and prices correct at time of publication. Please check details for each show prior to travelling.

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