Saturday 3rd Feb    

Altamont Gardens, County Carlow, Ireland

Lectures from Graham Gough and Jim Almond, held at Ballykealey Manor with garden tours and plant sales at Altamont a short drive away afterwards.
Contact Hester Forde: 

Saturday 10th Feb   

Shaftesbury Snowdrop Gala, Dorset

Talks by Kevin Hughes from Heale House, Joe Sharman and Anna Pavord. Followed by plant sales and garden visits. Part of a well organised week long event. Website:

Monday 12th (evening), Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th February

RHS Early Spring Plant Fair

RHS Halls, Vincent Square, London SW1P 2QW

Always a busy event, especially on Tuesday, and everyone will be there, so a great place to catch up! 

Website: RHS Early Spring Plant Fair

Saturday 17th February 

Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival


Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February

Oirlich, near Nettetal, NW Germany

Busy early season plant fair, outdoors (!) in the grounds of a small village hotel. Refreshments and huge pieces of cake for sale!  Slightly mad, weather dependant but usually great fun.

Website: Oirlich Snowdrops

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February 

Gartneriet Spiren, Skælskør 4230, Denmark 

On the plant nursery of Danish friends who concentrate mainly on Hellebores , a few other sellers.  


Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February

Mannheim Spring Flower Show, Germany

In the remarkable Luisenpark held in a glasshouse-like hall, lectures and a variety of plant nurseries.


Website: Mannheim Snowdrops

Saturday 3rd March

Sidmouth Daffodil Day

Kennaway House, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG

Plant Fair, Art & Photographic Exhibition, Talks ans Walks to the Daffodil sites

Website: Sidmouth Daffodil Day

Sunday 4th March

Forde Abbey Plant & Garden Fair

Held to coincide with the start of their Crocus Week - over 30 stalls selling plants and garden sundries.

Details: Forde Abbey

Saturday 24th March

Hardy Plant Society - Early Spring Plant Fair

10am-4pm East Lambrook Manor, East Lambrook TA13 5HH

A very busy event with a wide range of stalls in an iconic cottage garden setting.


Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April

Ascot Spring Garden Show Show

10am to 6.00pm (5.30pm Sunday) Ascot Racecourse

Website: Ascot Spring Garden Show

Friday 27th April and Saturday 28th April

Toby's Garden Festival 

10am to 5pm  Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ

Website: Toby's Garden Festival

Thursday 10th May to Sunday 13th May

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

9am to 6pm The Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW  

Website RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Saturday 2nd June

Buckfast Abbey Millennium Garden Fayre

10am - 5pm  Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0EE

Website   Millenium Fayre

Thursday 14th June to Sunday 17th June

BBC Gardeners' World Live

9am to 6pm  NEC Birmingham B40 1NT

Website BBC Gardeners' World Live

Tuesday 3rd July to Sunday 8th July

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

10am to 7.30pm  (5.30pm  Sun) Hampton Court Palace KT8 9AU

Website Hampton Court Palace Flower Show