Shows

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Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd Feb    

Altamont Gardens, County Carlow, Ireland

Lectures by Catherine Erskine from Cambo and Ross Barbour and Helen Picton, from Old Court Nurseries, held at Mount Wolseley Hotel with garden tours with Paul Cutler and plant and bulb sale at Altamont a short drive away afterwards. A typical Irish welcome awaits.

Contact Hester Forde: hesterforde@gmail.com 


Saturday 1st Feb

The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum PL20 7LQ

Snowdrop sale in the garden from 11.00 to 15.00

Website  www.thegardenhouse.org.uk


Saturday 8th Feb   

Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival, Dorset

Talks by Dr Aaron Davis, Matt Bishop and Dr John Grimshaw  with a  snowdrop sale with several nurseries attending. Part of a well organised week long event.

Website: Shaftesbury


Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February

Museum in the Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire

A relatively new museum who will be concentrating on the rich local history of Snowdrops in the Cotswolds for this event. 

Website: Museum in the Park 


Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February 

Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival

In the Market Place 10am - 4pm  with specialist snowdrops for sale, snowdrop themed shop window displays and much more 

Website  http://www.sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk/


Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February

Kloster Knechtsteden (NE of Cologne, Germany)

10am to 4pm. Held in the fantastic surroundings of a 12th Century Monastery. 

Website www.schneegloeckchentage-knechtsteden.de


Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February

Gartneriet Spiren, Skælskør 4230, Denmark

On the plant nursery of Danish friends who concentrate mainly on Hellebores.

Website: Gartnerietspiren


Saturday 22nd February

Cottage Garden Society Snowdrop Group Study Day, Harrogate

Talks by Michael Myers and John Grimshaw held at Harrogate Grammar School. Visits are planned to Michael Myers garden and Anne Wright at Dryad Nursery,

Website CGS Snowdrop Group


Saturday 22rd and Sunday 23th February

Mannheim Spring Flower Show, Germany

In the remarkable Luisenpark held in a glasshouse-like hall, lectures and a variety of plant nurseries. Entry to Park €6.00.

Website: Luisenpark




Sunday 1st March

Forde Abbey Plant & Garden Fair

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

Website  Forde Abbey


Saturday 7th March

Sidmouth Daffodil Day, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG

Including a Plant Fair, Daffodil Talks, Daffodil Art and Guided walks to the Daffodil sites.

Website   Sidmouth Daffodil Day


Saturday 28rd 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.

Website   East Lambrook Manor


Saturday 28rd March

HPS AGM and Lectures, Wimborne

9.15am-4.20pm Allendale Centre

Talks by Keith Wiley (Wildside) and Mat Reese (Malverleys) along with plant sales as well. 

Website: HPS


Saturday 4th April

Great Dixter Spring Plant Fair, East Sussex TN31 6PH

A small but special Plant Fair, for plantsmen and plant-lovers

Website  Great Dixter


Sunday 19th April

Mapperton Gardens, Dorset

A great Plant fair with lots of plants in a lovely setting.

Website: Mapperton House


Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May

Toby's Garden Festival 

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

This event gets bigger and bigger. Nurseries from all over, come early to avoid the queues.

Website:  Toby's Garden Festival


Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th May

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

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

Website  RHS Malvern Spring Festival


Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st June

BBC Gardeners' World Live

9am to 6pm  NEC Birmingham B40 1NT

Website  BBC Gardeners' World Live


Tuesday 7th to Sunday 12th 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