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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.

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

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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
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
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

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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
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
© Jean Pierre Delagarde

19-23 May RHS Chelsea Flower Show, UK
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
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
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.