There's nothing like wondering around a beautiful best flower shows that Britain has to offer, with all the bright colours and strong fragrances surrounding you. Plus, if you're lucky you may see one or two famous faces from the gardening world too.
Flower shows are not only fun for gardening enthusiasts, but they're also a lovely reminder of just how beautiful nature and plants can be in the UK, plus you will be able to pick up plenty of tips and garden inspiration for your own outdoor space.
If you're keen to visit some flower shows this year, we've rounded up some of the best UK flower shows for you to visit. There are plenty of options all over the country, so take a look below to find the ones that are near you.
The best flower shows 2023/2024
RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show
When: 5 – 10 September 2023
Where: RHS Garden Wisley, Woking
Tickets: From £14.95 for non RHS members or free for RHS members. Tickets are available to purchase here.
What's on? There's plenty of eye-catching floral displays to see at Wisley as well as a range of expert talks, delicious food and drink and a number of market stands for shopping. There's also a very special display from the National Dahlia Society this year where they're showcasing over 100 competition classes of this popular plant.
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
When: 15th – 17th September 2023
Where: Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Tickets: From £28 and available to purchase here.
What's on? Don't be fooled into thinking flower shows are just for the summer. Autumn brings out all sorts of bold colours and arguably is the most beautiful season for nature lovers. At this two-day show, you'll be able to see all the autumnal flowers on display, admire all the large veggies that have been harvested, get to shop your favourite flowers and homewares, visit the floral art exhibit and learn how to grow your own food.
RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show
When: 16 - 18 August 2024
Where: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, Devon
Tickets: From £12.15 for non RHS members or free for RHS members. Tickets are available to purchase here.
What's on? With talks and demonstrations, food drink and live music as well as a huge range of different plants, garden displays and adventures to explore, there is plenty to do at this flower show. You'll also get the opportunity to speak to a range of knowledgable experts to learn what could work best in your garden.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
When: Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May 2024
Where: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London
Tickets: RHS members from £66.75 and non RHS members from £83.75
What's on? Perhaps the most famous RHS show of them all is the Chelsea Flower Show and it's a definite must-see for garden lovers. After being pushed back to the later date of September due to the pandemic, the flower show will be returning with all the impressive garden and flower displays as well as endless food, drink and shopping opportunities. Don't miss out on checking out everyone's stylish Chelsea Flower Show fashion too!
Lorna White is a Senior Digital Writer at Yours.co.uk and MotherandBaby.com. She was previously a writer at Yours Magazine writing features and news stories before joining the digital team. Lorna loves the great British countryside and likes to spend her spare time out and about in her home of Nottinghamshire walking her dog, Pippin.