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The best flower and garden shows in 2020

Whether in a small country garden or the grounds of a French château, flower and garden shows are great places to find gardening inspiration. Here’s our roundup of the UK and Europe’s top garden shows for the year ahead.

Due to the government guidelines around the coronavirus pandemic, several of these shows are being, or have been, cancelled. We will update this list as and when we hear the announcements. Always check a show’s website before you go. Read the full news story on the RHS’s cancellations here. 

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April

4-5 April Great Dixter Spring Plant Fair, UK
Seasonal plants and expert talks. 11am-4pm. Admission with garden entry, £11. Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH. Tel 01797 254048, greatdixter.co.uk

4-5 April Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show, UK
Plant fair. 10am-5pm. From £9. Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE. Tel 01749 813899, cornwallgardensociety.org.uk

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7-8 April RHS Spring Launch and Orchid Show, UK CANCELLED FOLLOWING CORONAVIRUS ADVICE
Orchids and early flowering plants. 10am-5pm. From £5. RHS Horticultural Halls, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2PB. Tel 0844 338 7501, rhs.org.uk

17-19 April RHS Cardiff Flower Show, UK CANCELLED FOLLOWING CORONAVIRUS ADVICE
Seasonal ideas and floral displays. 10am-5pm. £12.25. Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, CF10 1BJ. Tel 0844 338 7501, rhs.org.uk

23-26 April Harrogate Spring Flower Show, UK
Celebrating spring gardens. 9.30am-5.30pm. From £17.50. Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8NZ. Tel 01423 648212, flowershow.org.uk

24-26 April Fête des Plantes de Printemps, France
Europe’s top nurseries. 10am-6pm. From €11. Château de Saint-Jean de Beauregard, Rue de Château, 91940 Saint-Jean de Beauregard, France. Tel +33 (0)1 60 12 00 01, chateaudesaintjeandebeauregard.com

Gardening Scotland plant village
Gardening Scotland plant village
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May

1-2 May Toby’s Garden Festival, UK
Toby Buckland’s annual garden celebration. 10am-5pm. From £9. Powderham Castle, Kenton, nr Exeter, Devon EX6 8JQ. Tel 07561 261615, tobygardenfest.co.uk

7-10 May RHS Malvern Spring Flower Show, UK CANCELLED FOLLOWING CORONAVIRUS ADVICE
Flowers, food and crafts. 9am-6pm. From £20.75. Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW. Tel 0844 338 7501, rhs.org.uk

8-10 May Beervelde Garden Days, Belgium
Leading nurseries. 10am-6pm. From €14. Beervelde Parc, Beervelde-Dorp 75, 9080 Beervelde, Belgium. Tel +32 (0)9 356 81 82. parkvanbeervelde.be

15-17 May Les Journées des Plantes de Chantilly, France
France’s leading garden event. Also holds autumn event (16-18 October). Opening times and ticket prices, yet to be announced. Domaine de Chantilly, 7 Rue du Connétable, 60500 Chantilly, France. Tel +33 (0)3 44 27 31 80, domainedechantilly.com

Les Journées des Plantes de Chantilly
Les Journées des Plantes de Chantilly
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19-23 May RHS Chelsea Flower Show, UK CANCELLED FOLLOWING CORONAVIRUS ADVICE
The UK’s premier horticultural show. 8am-8pm Tuesday-Friday, 8am-5.30pm Saturday. From £31.75. London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4SR. Tel 0844 338 7501, rhs.org.uk

28 May – 1 June Bloom, Ireland
Show gardens from top designers. 9am-6pm. From €13. Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland. Tel +353 (0)1 295 8181, bloominthepark.com

29-31 May Gardening Scotland, UK
Garden inspiration. 9.45am-5pm. From £15. Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NB. Tel 0131 333 0965, gardeningscotland.com

Les Journées des Plantes de Chantilly
Les Journées des Plantes de Chantilly
© Jean Pierre Delagarde

June

11-14 June RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, UK CANCELLED FOLLOWING CORONAVIRUS ADVICE
Show gardens and floral displays. 10am-5pm. From £28.25. Bakewell, DerbyshireDE45 1PP. Tel 0844 338 7501, rhs.org.uk

12-14 June Hex Garden Festival, Belgium
Floral displays and talks. Also holds an autumn event (12-13 September). 10am-6pm. €11. Kasteel Hex, Hoogstraat, 3870 Heers, Belguim. Tel +32 (0)12 74 73 41, hex.be

19-21 June Bingerden International Specialist Nursery Days, the Netherlands
Tours, lectures, workshops and top European nurseries. 10am-6pm. From €13. Huis Bingerden, Bingerdenseweg 21, 6986 CE Angerlo, the Netherlands. Tel +31 (0)313 48 42 38, bingerden.com

26-28 June Blenheim Palace Flower Show, UK
Inspirational talks, flowers and plants. 10am-5pm. From £14. Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP. Tel 01993 810530, blenheimflowershow.co.uk

26-28 June RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show, UK CANCELLED/POSTPONED FOLLOWING CORONAVIRUS ADVICE
Specialist nurseries. 10am-5pm. Admission with garden entry, £10.90. RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG31 1QB. Tel 01423 565418, rhs.org.uk

27-28 June Woburn Abbey Garden Show, UK
Nursery displays, garden talks and tours. 10am-5pm. From £16.25. Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9WA. Tel 01525 290333, woburnabbey.co.uk

Blenheim Palace Flower Show
Blenheim Palace Flower Show

July

7-12 July (Preview Evening 6 July) RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, UK
Floral displays. 10am-7pm Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. From £23.75. Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU. Tel 0844 338 7501, rhs.org.uk

18-19 July Belvoir Castle Flower & Garden Show, UK
Show gardens, growers and talks. 9.45am-4.30pm. £15. Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 1PE. Tel 07949 845346, visitbelvoir.co.uk

22-26 July RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, UK
Plants and show gardens. 10am-5pm. From £24.75. Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN. Tel 0844 338 7501, rhs.org.uk

August

5-9 August RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show, UK
Top-quality plants. 10am-5pm. Admission with garden entry, £12.98. RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8RA. Tel 01245 400256, rhs.org.uk

14-16 August RHS Rosemoor Flower Show, UK
Displays and nurseries. 10am-5pm. Admission with garden entry, £11.80. RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX28 8PH. Tel 01805 624067, rhs.org.uk

September

8-13 September RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show, UK
Includes National Dahlia Society Show. 9am-6pm Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday. Admission with garden entry ticket, £14.50. RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB. Tel 01483 224234, rhs.org.uk

26-27 September Malvern Autumn Show, UK
Autumnal veg and floral displays. 9am-6pm. From £19. Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW. Tel 0844 811 0050, malvernautumn.co.uk

27-29 September Fête des Plantes d’Automne, France
Europe’s top nurseries. 10am-6pm. From €11. Château de Saint-Jean de Beauregard, Rue de Château, 91940 Saint-Jean de Beauregard, France. Tel +33 (0)1 60 12 00 01, chateaudesaintjeandebeauregard.com

October

2-4 October Orticolario, Italy
Creative garden designs. 9am-7pm. €18. Villa Erba Gardens, Largo Luchino Visconti 4, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy. Tel +39 031 3347503, orticolario.it

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3-4 October Great Dixter Autumn Fair, UK Specialist nurseries from around Europe. 11am-4pm. Admission with garden entry, £11. Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH. Tel 01797 254048, greatdixter.co.uk

This is just a selection of shows for 2020. Don’t forget to check our monthly round up of garden events and things to do.