Cornwall Spring Flower Show
What’s it all about?
The 106th edition of the Cornwall Spring Flower Show will be the south west’s first major horticultural showcase of the year. The two-day event takes place in the magnificent grounds of Boconnoc House, an 18th century mansion owned by the Fortescue family, and features show gardens, horticultural trade stands and competitive classes.
As well as the riot of colour afforded by the spectacular displays of camellias, magnolias, daffodils and rhododendrons in the competitive horticultural classes, the event also offers stunning show gardens; more than 100 horticultural trade stands; floral art and photography competitions with themes as diverse as All the Fun of the Fair and Urban Creatures; lectures and Gardeners’ Questions in Boconnoc House, and the best of Cornish food and drink. For children, the Reptile & Raptor Roadshow will provide animal encounters and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening, the Cornwall Red Squirrel Project and Perennial Harvest will contribute lots of fun things to do and make in a dedicated marquee.
The two day festival attracts around 8,000 visitors who come to see what Cornwall’s green fingers have on offer. A great place to pick up plants, marvel at the professional garden displays and ask the experts what would grow best in your garden. Easily accessible off the A390 Liskeard to St Austell road.
General tickets cost £7.50 in advance or £9.50 (cash only) on the gate. CGS member tickets cost £5.50 in advance or £7.50 (cash only) on the gate. Under 16s are free. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Did you know?
The Boconnoc estate is home to around 100 deer and the house and grounds have been used as a location for the BBC 'Poldark' series and scenes from the 1993 film 'The Three Musketeers'. It was also home to two former British Prime Ministers.