SPRING FLOWER SHOW 2017

PUBLISHED: 12:21 31 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:23 30 August 2017

Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc, Cornwall

Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc, Cornwall

The Promise of Spring: Cornwall Garden Society’s 2017 Spring Flower Show promises to be bigger, better – and dryer – than ever before...

The Cornwall Garden Society (CGS) is delighted to announce the details of its showcase Spring Flower Show, which will take place in the glorious grounds of Boconnoc House near Lostwithiel on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April 2017.

“This CGS Spring Flower Show 2017, sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, is the south west’s first major horticultural showcase of the year,” explains Peter Gilmore, who has taken over the reins as this year’s Show Director. “With a new layout, larger marquees with indoor seating areas, and much more to see, do and enjoy, this celebration of Cornwall’s rich garden heritage will be even more popular as a day out for all the family.”

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 stunning show gardens; more than 110 horticultural trade stands; floral art and photography competitions; lectures and Gardeners’ Questions in Boconnoc House, and the best of Cornish food and drink. For children, the Reptile & Raptor Roadshow will provide animal encounters and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening, the Cornwall Red Squirrel Project and Perennial Harvest will contribute lots of fun things to do and make in a dedicated marquee.

A new book entitled The Great Gardens of Cornwall: The People and Their Plants by award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Tim Hubbard will also be launched at the Show.

“We have invested in additional infrastructure this year to ensure that mud will be minimised if we find ourselves at the mercy of April showers,” adds Peter Gilmore. “With more to see, do, eat and drink under canvas, the sun will shine, whatever the weather is doing outside!”

For advance bookings, telephone the Cornish Riviera Box Office on 01726 879500, visit www.crbo.co.uk/CGSSpringShow or drop into your local Tourist Information Centre.

General tickets cost £7.50 in advance or £9.50 (cash only) on the gate. CGS member tickets cost £5.50 in advance or £7.50 (cash only) on the gate. Under 16s are free. Dogs on leads are welcome.

The CGS is a charity that exists to encourage and improve the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches; share knowledge about gardening and Cornwall’s rich garden heritage, and conserve the county’s natural environment. The Society is affiliated to The Royal Horticultural Society and its Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales.

For further information about the CGS, please visit www.cornwallgardensociety.org.uk, follow @CwllGardenSoc on Twitter or like www.facebook.com/cornwallgardensociety

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