Once again it’s time to look forward to a new year, and we’ve found plenty of festivals, shows and exhibitions to get you excited. So without further ado, dive into our gardening events 2019 calendar and find your favourite.
26-28 – Big Garden Birdwatch – Get set for a weekend of spying the fabulous winged wildlife in your own back garden.
9 Feb-10 March – Kew Orchid Festival – Columbia is the theme for this year’s show, so expect vibrant displays and a ‘carnival of animals’.
3 – Forde Abbey Plant & Gardening Fair – Take in over 30 plant stalls offering stock and expertise, plus explore the abbey’s award-winning gardens.
12-14 – RHS Flower Show Cardiff – Alongside expert talks and shopping, expect to see inspirational gardens from recent graduates and the new Blooming Borders competition.
25-28 – Harrogate Spring Flower Show – See the biggest floristry exhibition in the country as well as fabulous show gardens.
30 Apr-6 May – National Gardening Week – Across the country, gardeners will be sharing their love of all things outdoors – get involved!
9-12 – RHS Malvern Spring Festival – The focus this year is on encouraging health and wellbeing, celebrating garden photography, and introducing indoor greenery.
21-25 – RHS Chelsea Flower Show – The most famous gardening event on the calendar, Chelsea is packed with global flower displays, fine dining with Raymond Blanc and the world’s most ambitious show gardens.
25 May-2 Jun – National Children’s Gardening Week – Make gardening fun for the younger generation while supporting the charity Greenfingers.
31st May-2 Jun – Gardening Scotland – The 20th anniversary of Edinburgh’s biggest garden celebration, packed with plants and fun for kids.
5-9 – RHS Chatsworth Flower Show – Ask floral experts your questions, shop outdoor living goodies and indulge in some afternoon tea, all in the grounds of the Chatsworth estate.
13-16 – Gardeners’ World Live – Your favourite magazine comes to life with talks from experts like Alan Titchmarsh and Monty Don, alongside show gardens and shopping.
22-23 – Woburn Abbey Garden Show – Go to see private gardens, free tours, Q&As, live music and more at Woburn Abbey.
2-7 – RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival – Explore the new Global Impact Gardens, learn about garden wellbeing, take part in workshops and pick up some great gifts.
17-21 – RHS Flower Show Tatton Park – Be inspired by the Young Designer of the Year competition and discover vegetable growing expertise.
10-11 – The Great Comp Summer Show – Enjoy the 17th edition of this annual spectacular with some local jazz and Pimm’s on the lawn.
15-18 – Southport Flower Show – Visit the UK’s largest independent flower show, where the theme this year is ‘The Garden Party’.
13-15 – Harrogate Autumn Flower Show – Plan your garden with nursery displays, demonstrations, shopping and of course the giant vegetable competition!
28-29 – RHS Malvern Autumn Show – Close out the season with some retail therapy, gardening demos and plants at Malvern.
We hope this calendar has whet your appetite for the coming year. If so, get the dates in your diary and start booking tickets!
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