Garden Shows and Plant Fairs 2016

It is amazing at the calendar of events that make up a gardeners diary and here we are talking about flower and garden shows. We are a little lucky in the UK to have some well established events like Chelsea and Malvern, however the smaller plant fairs, many held in historic surroundings are also well worth a visit, especially for those in search of the rare and interesting offerings by specialist growers.

All garden shows are different so a little reading about what's on is a good idea. Many offer gardens to visit as an added attraction. Often held in the grounds of some historic properties.

The larger 'spectaculars' offer landscaping exhibits, while others offer a range of broader horticultural displays.
Clubs such as the Scottish Rock Garden Club and Alpine Garden Society put on displays that will make you want to learn a lot more. And of course the Plant Fairs, these are the place to buy that special plant as well as learn from the experts.

  • So read up on what's on and where.
  • Make a day of it, take a picnic and explore the surrounding area.
  • Look for talks and seminars, so much information to be gained.
  • Take a carry bag (or two) if you are thinking of buying plants.



Diary of Garden Shows - Flower Shows and Plant Fairs



20th February 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Dunblane Early Dwarf Bulb Display
Victoria Hall, Stirling Rd, Dunblane, Perthshire
Opposite the railway station.


12 March 2016
Ke ndal SRGC/AGS Show
Kirkbie Kendal School, Lound Road, Kendal, Cumbria.

19 March 2016
SRGC 'Stirling' Show (Kincardine)
Kincardine Community Centre Anderson Lane, Kincardine Fife.


1 - 2 April 2016
The RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza
Including the RHS London Orchid Show
RHS Lindley Hall - Elverton Street, Westminster.

15-17 April 2016
RHS Flower Show Cardiff
Bute Park, Cardiff Castle


14 May 2016
SRGC Aberdeen Show -
Duthie Park, Aberdeen

24-28 May 2016
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Royal Hospital, Royal Hospital Rd Chelsea, London


5-10 July 2016
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey

20-24 July 2016
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
Tatton Park, near Knutsford, Cheshire


24-25 September 2016
Malvern Autumn Show
The Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire

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