Another year, another roster of fabulous events to pack out you calendar. We’ve gathered up the best exhibitions, flower shows and festivals coming down the track, so you can start booking your tickets and grab the best deals for gardening events in 2018. We’re excited already!
2018 Gardening Events
27-29 Jan – Big Garden Birdwatch – Do your bit to help keep track of what’s flying around our back gardens by joining in this nationwide event.
10 Feb-11 Mar – Kew’s Orchid Festival – Thailand is the star of this annual celebration of the vibrant world of orchids.
13-14 Feb – RHS Early Spring Plant Fair – The first tinges of spring are in the air at this show to inspire your new year’s gardening.
16 Mar – National Collection of Magnolias – Hear from the owner of Caehays Castle’s magnolias in a lecture and tour of the gardens.
6-7 Apr – RHS Orchid Show & Plant Fair – You won’t want to miss the spectacular spring plants on display at Lindley and Lawrence Halls.
13-15 Apr – RHS Flower Show Cardiff – The first major plant show of the year brings the joy and inspiration of gardening to Wales.
22-22 Apr – RHS Spring Plant Fair – Visit Hyde Hall to stock up on plants for the season ahead, with a range of specialist growers.
26-29 Apr – Harrogate Spring Flower Show – Show gardens, floral art and plants for any type of garden are all waiting for you at Harrogate.
30-6 May – National Gardening Week – Host your own event or take part in a local activity to share in this celebration of all things garden.
10-13 May – RHS Malvern Spring Festival – Join in with this proper family event, full of shopping, flowers and food.
22-26 May – RHS Chelsea Flower Show – The ultimate flower show that is always unmissable for any lovers of plants and garden design.
26 May-3 Jun – National Children’s Gardening Week – Get the kids into gardening with fun events and activities to do.
1-3 Jun – Gardening Scotland – Celebrate the joy of everything garden in Edinburgh, from inspirational designs to accessories and plants.
6-10 Jun – RHS Chatsworth Flower Show – Talks, floral displays, advice and shopping round out this unique garden show.
14-17 Jun – Gardeners’ World Live – The nation’s favourite gardening programme comes to life with talks and exhibits for you to soak up.
23-24 Jun – Woburn Abbey Garden Show – Experience the 9th annual show at Woburn Abbey for talks, advice and lots of fun.
2-8 Jul – RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – Take in a historic royal landmark alongside its gorgeous gardens and plant shows.
18-22 Jul – RHS Flower Show Tatton Park – Experience the work of up and coming garden designers in this summer exhibition.
16-19 Aug – Southport Flower Show – The theme is ‘Once Upon a Time’ for the country’s largest independent flower show.
29-30 Sep – RHS Malvern Autumn Show – the second annual Malvern show packs in autumn plants and cookery workshops.
27-28 Oct – RHS Urban Garden Show – City growing and houseplants are order of the day at this inspiration exhibition.
24 Nov-2 Dec – National Tree Week – Celebrate the start of the winter tree planting season by joining in with a local project.
So there’s our gardening events 2018 calendar. Hopefully you’re now feeling inspired for the year ahead – and please do let us know if you have any more suggestions!
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