CGS Spring Flower Show
Described by The Telegraph as “the most highly regarded spring show in the country” and by Gardens Illustrated as “one of the best flower and garden shows in 2020,” this popular two-day event, sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, celebrates Cornwall’s early spring on an unprecedented scale.
“An abundance of dazzling daffodils, magnificent magnolias, captivating camellias and resplendent rhododendrons in the Competitive Classes, and more than 130 specialist nurseries and traders in the Plant Pavilion and Horticultural Heaven are just the thing to banish the dreary days of winter and herald the zing of spring,” says Show Director, Dickie Trant. “Building on our successful relocation to the county showground last year, there is even more to see and do for the whole family to enjoy, whether you have a window box, a flower border or a country estate.”
This year’s particular focus will be on protecting and enhancing the natural environment.
Show Gardens from The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Duchy College Rosewarne, The Eden Project, award-winning ecological gardener, Sid Hill, Gardens of Eden UK, gARTen and Bosence Community Farm will address themes of sustainability and re-wilding, encourage edible landscaping and stimulate the senses.
The Growing the Future marquee will help us make climate-conscious choices when planning, planting and maintaining our outdoor spaces, and inspire children to learn about nature and environmentally-friendly gardening. In the Junior Competitive Classes, creative displays of marine-salvaged plastic in boxes planted with flowers are encouraged to highlight the perils of ocean pollution.
“As a conservation charity, we are proud to be introducing new elements that will make a positive difference to the world we live in as well as nurture the gardeners of tomorrow,” adds Dickie Trant. “We hope you will gather your green-fingered family members and friends, and join us for what promises to be a wonderful weekend filled with flowers and fun.”
An Artisan Area for eclectic arts and crafts; floral art and photography exhibits; an impressive line-up of talks, demonstrations and a Gardeners’ Q&A hosted by Alasdair Moore, Head of Gardens and Estate at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and a Food from Cornwall marquee complete the line-up for this perfect day out.