Saturday 4th Feb    

Altamont Gardens, County Carlow, Ireland

Lectures from Julian Sutton and Kevin Hughes at Ballykealey Manor with garden tours and plant sales at Altamont a short drive away afterwards. 

Contact Hester Forde :

Saturday 4th Feb   

AGS Snowdrop Conference

Ford Hall, Lilleshall National Conferencing Centre, Newport, Shropshire TF10 9AT

Lectures by John Grimshaw, Joe Sharman and Vojtech Holubec. Several snowdrop nurseries attending. 

Bookings through the AGS: 01386 554790

Website: AGS Snowdrop Conference

Saturday 11th Feb   

Shaftesbury Snowdrop Gala, Dorset

Talks by Tom Mitchell, Alan Street, and Lord Heseltine.  Followed by plant sales and garden visits. Part of a well organised week long event . 


Monday 13th (evening), Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th 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! 


Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th 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 18th and Sunday 19th February 

Gartneriet Spiren, Skælskør 4230, Denmark 

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


Saturday 18th February

Cottage Garden Society Snowdrop Event 

Godolphin School, Salisbury. SP1 2RA 

Speakers : Jennifer Harmer and Chris Horsfall followed by garden visits.

Booking contact : Pamela Lucas 01235 555536

Website: CGS Snowdrop Event

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th 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 Euro


Website: Mannheim Snowdrops

Saturday 25th 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. 


Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March

Gardens Illustrated Festival

Westonbirt School, Tetbury  GL8 8QG

A great line up of speakers and lectures, a vintage shopping marquee and a lovely venue.


Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd April

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

9.30am to 5.30pm (4.30pm Sunday) Great Yorkshire Showground HG2 8NZ

Website: Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Friday 28th April and Saturday 29th April

Toby's Garden Festival 

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

Website: Toby's Garden Festival

Thursday 11th May to Sunday 14th May

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

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

Website RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Tuesday 23rd May to Saturday 27th May 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

8am to 8pm (5.30pm Sat) Royal Hospital Chelsea London SW3 4SL

Website Chelsea Flower Show

Thursday 15th June to Sunday 18th June

BBC Gardeners' World Live

9am to 6pm  NEC Birmingham B40 1NT

Website BBC Gardeners' World Live

Tuesday 4th July to Sunday 9th 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