Lifestyle contributor Cherelle Mukoko gives her rundown of the best British flower shows to visit this summer.
A long-standing tradition of almost 200 years, Britain's flower shows are renowned for a reason. The chance to admire the wonders of nature and all things that bloom is a pleasure enjoyed by swathes of people every year. Visit one of these amazing flower shows in England this summer to get in the spirit.
Chelsea Flower Show
The world’s most iconic flower show is drawing near, and with an array of garden designs, epic floral displays and exclusive shopping, this event is a nature enthusiasts dream. An unmissable social occasion to welcome in the warmer months and kick off the summer season, the Chelsea Flower Show has existed since 1912 and is even attended by royals and celebrities alike.
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Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
Ran by the Royal Horticultural Society, The Hampton Court Garden Festival takes place in the beautiful landscape of Richmond upon Thames stretching among 34 acres. This event takes place in July right in the peak of summer and is a fabulous day out for the family, from show gardens, interactive activities, talks and demonstrations. Perhaps if you missed the star studded Royal Chelsea flower show this is a great alternative or why not do both.
Celebrating its 10th year, Blenheim Palace flower show is a celebration of not just gardening, but home and lifestyle. An exquisite location set within the heart of Oxfordshire, this event is perfect for an individual who’s decorating their home, or for the couple that wants a great day out. A range of tasty food and drink is also available, so clear your schedule and prep for a fun day out!
This two day event in July will take place within the estate of the Belvoir Castle. The grounds will be donned with flower demonstrations, sculpture artists, and opportunities to purchase goodies. New for 2023 is a cooking demonstration area, food, and live music.
Harrogate Flower Show is a fantastic event for the expert or occasional gardener, with jaw dropping floral displays and produce in abundance. Located within Newby Hall, there are a plethora of things to see and do, including the Rooms for Blooms, a wonderful indoor space dedicated to floral installations.
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