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UK Garden Shows and Events during 2014
Below is a list of forthcoming Garden Shows and Events in the UK and the Republic of Ireland during 2014.
If you would like to publicise your society's event (it's FREE) please submit the details here.
All dates and times are to the best of our knowledge correct at the time of compiling this page. Always check with organisers before attending.
- British Red Cross Open Gardens - Open Gardens offers a rare opportunity to explore the secrets of hidden and private gardens not usually open to the public.
Daily during August 2014
from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Exhibition of garden sculpture at Doolin Garden
Parking: To be advised.
There will be about twenty five pieces of sculpture by various artists placed around the garden.
Wednesday 13th, Saturday 16th &
Sunday 17th August 2014
Helenium National Collection Garden Open
Yew Tree House & Special Perennials Nursery,
Tel: 01270 811443.
Parking: Free Parking on Hankelow village green.
The collection is planted throughout our small plantsmanís garden (open for the NGS as well), providing visitors with ideas and inspiration for using these wonderful bee and butterfly attractors in their own gardens. Plants for sale. Garden open from 2.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m. Park at village green, follow Hall Lane left along rear of green. The garden is on the right before the junction with A529. Pub serving food in Hankelow, nearest public WC at nearby Audlem (1m). More details at www.specialperennials.com or www.plantheritage.org.uk.
Saturday 16th &
Sunday 17th August 2014
from 9.00 a.m.
The Elvaston Castle Garden Show
Parking: Free if attending garden show.
Admission: £5.00 including free parking.
Many exhibitors, landscaping to tree surgery. Demonstration carvings. High class refreshments and catering.
Sunday 24th August &
Monday 25th August 2014
Plant Hunters' Fair at The Dorothy Clive Garden
The Dorothy Clive Garden,
Tel: 01630 647237.
Admission: £3.00 for Plant Fair & Gardens.
One of the best loved garden events in the area with a winning line up of the best nurseries around, a most charming and beautiful garden and a truly relaxing and inviting atmosphere. The 12 acre Dorothy Clive Garden features a superb woodland garden, alpine scree, gravel garden, a damp garden, with stunning and colourful late summer flower borders. Explore the gardens, sit and relax in the many seating areas, and enjoy the tearoom's home-baking on the terrace lawn, whilst enjoying the lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Great nurseries with a really great mix of plants and specialities to delight plant lovers of every level of experience. The garden offers a great special event price on these days of just £3.00 for garden and plant fair entry. The plant fair runs from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. both days. More details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Saturday 30th August 2014
Plant Hunters' Fair at Bodenham Arboretum
Tel: 01562 852444.
Free Entry to this popular Plant Fair featuring many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, herbs , rare species and old heritage varieties. With expert advice from enthusiastic nursery men, simply something for every plant lover. Beautiful 156 acre arboretum with over 3000 types of trees and shrubs. Excellent lakeside restaurant. Plant fair runs from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Free entry to plant fair and restaurant. Entry to Arboretum optional at normal prices. More details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Saturday 21th September 2014
Newton Le Willows Flower & Vegetable Show
Admission: Free to visit. 20p per entry to exhibit.
Competitive classes for flowers, pot plants, vegetables, fruit, art, photography, baking, jam, chutney, flower arranging and also classes for children to enter. There will also be stalls selling plants, spring bulbs, a tombola and a raffle. The Show will end at approximately 4.15 p.m., with the presentation to the winners and an auction of the produce.
Sunday 21st September 2014
Plant Huntersí Fair at Sugnall Walled Kitchen Garden
Sugnall Walled Kitchen Garden,
Tel: 01785 850820.
Admission: £1.00 entry to Gardens & Plant Fair.
Plant Fair at this 2 acre walled kitchen garden, features many highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. The Walled Kitchen Garden at Sugnall Hall near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, dates from 1738 and has been restored as a working kitchen garden, producing fruit and vegetables to serve in the tearoom and for homemade jams and chutneys on sale at the garden. The garden has a large collection of heritage apples and a seasonal tasting will also be on offer to visitors. Visitors can explore the walled garden and there will also be guided tours (separate charge) taking in the garden and kitchen wing of the hall and the grounds. Great value entry price £1.00 Plant Fair and Walled Garden. More details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk.
Saturday 4th &
Sunday 5th October 2014
Great Dixter Plant Fair
Tel: 01797 254048.
Admission: Adults £8.00. Includes entry in the gardens.
A small, plantsmanís event, just 22 plant stalls, with an international flavour including Peter Korn from Sweden and Anja Maubach of the famous German Arends nursery. De Hessenhof from Netherlands, Ghyselen from Belgium and Dino Pellizzaro from the south of France will be there; as well as Binny Plants from Scotland and Tom Mitchell of Evolution Plants. Informal talks by some of the nurserymen at their stalls are held at half hourly intervals throughout the weekend heralded by the ringing of the nursery hand bell.
Sunday 12th October 2014
at 10.00 a.m.
Tel: 01638 721416.
Admission: Adults £5.00, Children Free.
See spectacular autumn colours in over 40 acres of formal gardens and 30 acres of parkland trees. Rare and unusual trees. For late borders and autumn colours this is a wonderful time of year to see the gardens. Tearooms open all day.
Sunday 24th October 2014
at 2.00 p.m.
Gardeners Symposim - Stowe's Sleeping Beauty
Tel: 0844249 1895.
Admission: £12.50 per person. Free for National Trust members or £2.00 per day
Learn about the restoration, horticulture and gardens maintenance of the SleepingWood with our Head Gardener Barry Smith and his team. Topics will include restoration, horticulture and maintenance. Welcome drink included. The event will begin at the New Inn within the Bennett Room, if the weather is fine Barry and his team will lead you to the Sleeping Wood for further conversation. For more information click here.
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