PUBLISHED: 14:55 02 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:40 30 August 2017

Bring your own blooms for judging at the flower show at Boconnoc in Cornwall

Bring three flowers from your own garden to enter into the exciting new Bring a Bloom’ competition at the Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show which takes place at Boconnoc, near Lostwithiel, on 3 April.

The competition is designed to encourage anyone, of any age, who loves being in their garden admiring the spring flowers. In order to enter, visitors are invited to bring three camellia flowers, three rhododendrons or three daffodils when they come to the show, all tied together with a rubber band and clearly labelled with their name, address and telephone number. These will then be placed in a vase and judged between 3 and 5pm on the day by well-known Cornish horticulturalists Ron Scamp and John Lanyon.

“We’ve never done anything like this before but are really looking forward to seeing the entries,” said Show Director Martin Pallett. “There is very little effort required – just bring three of your most beautiful blooms with you to the show. The winner will receive their award at the show’s prize giving on Sunday 3 April.”

The theme for this year’s event is celebrating Cornish excellence’ with a line-up showcasing Cornish talent, Cornish gardens and Cornish produce.

Darren Hawkes - one of the county’s most distinguished garden designers and Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Gold Medal winner, 2015 - will perform the official opening and take part in the extremely popular Gardeners’ Questions panel alongside Jim Buttress of BBC TV’s Allotment Challenge.

Advance tickets for Cornwall Spring Flower Show cost just £6 each for non-CGS members and £3.50 for members via a stamped addressed envelope from the Show Director. For further details go to, or email You can also like the CGS Facebook page: and follow on Twitter @CwllGardenSoc

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