Cornwall Spring Flower Show
Named by The Sunday Telegraph as one of the best flower shows to visit in the UK, this celebration of Cornwall’s rich garden heritage, sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, is the south west’s first major horticultural showcase of the year and a popular day out for all the family. The two-day event takes place in the magnificent grounds of Boconnoc House, an 18th century stately home 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 dedicated marquees for artisan crafts and children’s activities; specialist nurseries, 120+ trade stands and inspiring show gardens; floral art and photography competitions; lectures and Gardeners’ Questions; a cornucopia of Cornish food and drink, and so much more.
For children, the Reptile & Raptor Roadshow provides animal encounters and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening, the Cornwall Bat Group and Perennial Harvest offer lots of fun things to do and make.
This annual celebration of Spring attracts around 8,000 visitors and is a great place to pick up top-quality 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. Follow the Spring Flower Show road signs on the A38 and A390, not SatNav.
Tickets cost £10 in advance or £11 on the gate (or £8/£9 for CGS members). Under 16s are free. Well-behaved 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.