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DIARY OF GARDEN EVENTS IN THE UK - 2016

All dates and times are to the best of our knowledge correct at the time of compiling this calendar of garden events. Always check with organisers before attending.

2016 Events
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DATE EVENT VENUE

JANUARY 2016
30th January
11.30am - 2.30pm
A Celebration of Snowdrops Harveys Garden Plants, Great Green, Thurston,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3SJ
30th & 31st January
1pm - 4.30pm
Colesbourne Snowdrop Days Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Nr.Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP

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FEBRUARY 2016
3rd February - 6th March
10am - 4pm
Magic Lantern Festival Chiswick House & Garden, Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London, W4 2RP
6th & 7th February
1pm - 4.30pm
Colesbourne Snowdrop Days Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Nr.Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP
6th - 28th February
11am - 4pm
Snowdrop Days Evenley Wood Garden, Evenley, Northamptonshire, NN13 5SH
6th February
- 6th March
Orchid Festival Princess of Wales Conservatory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey Telephone 020 8332 5655
10th February - 6th March
12am - 4pm
Snowdrops Benington Lordship Gardens, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS
11th February - 13th March Camellia Show Chiswick House & Garden, Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London, W4 2RP
13th February
10am - 4pm
Snowdrop Day Goldsborough Hall, Church Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8NR
13th & 14th February
1pm - 4.30pm
Colesbourne Snowdrop Days Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Nr.Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP
13th - 21st February
11am - 4pm
Snowdrop Week Easton Walled Gardens, Easton, Grantham, Lincolnshire,
NG33 5AP
16th & 17th February RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair RHS Lawrence Hall, Greycoat Street, London SW1P 2QD
20th & 21st February
1pm - 4.30pm
Colesbourne Snowdrop Days Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Nr.Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP
21st February
11am - 5pm
Snowdrop Sensation with Joe Sharman Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS
21st February
10am - 4pm
Snowdrop Day Goldsborough Hall, Church Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8NR
26th & 27th February RHS London Botanical Art Show RHS Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London,
SW1P 2QW
27th & 28th February
1pm - 4.30pm
Colesbourne Snowdrop Days Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Nr.Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP
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MARCH 2016
11th - 13th March The Edible Garden Show & Good Life Live Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ
(For SATNAV use CV8 2LG)
16th - 20th March Country Living Spring Fair Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London,
N1 0QH
20th March
11am - 5pm
NGS Open Day Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS
20th March
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Dearnford Lake, Tilstock Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire,
SY13 3JQ
20th March
10am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair The Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD
26th March
9.30am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Battlefield 1403, Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DB
27th & 28th March
12am - 4pm
Easter Opening Benington Lordship Gardens, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS
27th & 28th March
10am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Fair The Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU
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APRIL 2016
1st & 2nd April RHS London Spring Plant & Orchid Show RHS Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street and Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE
2nd April
10am - 4.30pm
Plant Hunters' Fair National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR
2nd & 3rd April Cornwall Garden Society's
Spring Flower Show
Boconnoc House, Middle Taphouse,
nr. Lostwithiel
3rd April
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Ness Botanic Gardens, Ness, Neston, South Wirral, Cheshire, CH64 4AY
3rd April
11am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair Evenley Wood Garden, Evenley, Brackley,
Northamptonshire NN13 5SH
9th April
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST
10th April
11am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH
10th April
11am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair The Old Rectory, Quenington, Cirencester, Glos
GL7 5BN
10th April
11am - 5pm
Spring Fling Plant Fair Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS
10th April Goldsborough Hall open for National Garden Scheme Goldsborough Hall, Church Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8NR
15th - 17th April RHS Flower Show Cardiff Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
16th April
11am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverley, Kidderminster,
Worcestershire, DY11 5SY
17th April
10am - 4pm
Spring Plant Fair Arley Hall and Gardens, Arley, nr. Northwich, Cheshire,
CW9 6NA Telephone 01565 777353
17th April
10am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Consall Hall Landscape Gardens, Consall, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, ST9 0AG
17th April
11am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair Birtley House, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0LB
21st - 24th April North of England Horticultural Society
Harrogate Spring Flower Show
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PW
22nd - 24th April The Garden Show in Spring Firle Place, West Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6NS.
23rd April
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Sugnall Hall Walled Kitchen Garden, Sugnall Hall,
Sugnall, Stafford, ST21 6NF
23rd & 24th April Bluebell Walks
12pm & 2pm
Arley Hall and Gardens, Arley, nr. Northwich, Cheshire,
CW9 6NA Telephone 01565 777353
24th April
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Tudor Road,
Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1SX
24th April
10am
Spring Plant Fair Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcester, WR5 1RS
30th April - 2nd May
10am - 5pm
Hertfordshire Garden Show Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6PY
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MAY 2016
1st & 2nd May
11am - 5pm
Orchid Show Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham,
DL2 3AH
1st & 2nd May
10am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal,
Shropshire, TF11 8LE
5th - 8th May RHS Malvern Spring Festival The Malvern Showground, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
7th May
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Donington Le Heath Manor House, Donington Le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW
8th May
10.30am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Adlington Hall, Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF
8th May
10am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair Kilver Court, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5NF
8th May Spring Plant Fair Newby Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE
Spring Garden & Craft Fayre Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire,
S35 7DB
14th May
11am & 2pm
Rhododendron Walks Arley Hall and Gardens, Arley, nr. Northwich, Cheshire,
CW9 6NA Telephone 01565 777353
15th May
10am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair Winterbourne House & Garden, University of Birmingham, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2RT
15th May
10am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Fair The British Ironworks Centre, Whitehall Aston, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4JH
20th - 22nd May
10am - 5pm
National Flower Show Hylands House and Estate, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ
21st & 22nd May
11am - 5pm
The World Garden Orchid Festival Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford, Kent DA4 0JA
22nd May
11am /TD>
Rhododendron Walk Arley Hall and Gardens, Arley, nr. Northwich, Cheshire,
CW9 6NA Telephone 01565 777353
22nd May
10am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Middleton Hall Trust, Middleton Hall, Middleton, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 2AE
24th - 28th May RHS Chelsea Flower Show Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL
28th May
10am - 4.30pm
Plant Hunters' Fair National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR
29th May
11am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair Kingston Bagpuize House, Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire
OX13 5AX
29th May
11am - 4pm
Flower Power Plant and Craft Fair Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham,
DL2 3AH
30th May
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST
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JUNE 2016
3rd - 4th June RHS London Rose Show RHS Lawrence Hall, Greycoat Street, London SW1P 2QD
3rd - 5th June Gardening Scotland 2015 The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland
4th & 5th June
10am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Hodnet Hall Gardens, Hodnet, Market Drayton, Shropshire,
TF9 3NN
5th June
11am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair High Glanau Manor, Lydart, Monmouth, NP25 4AD
10th - 12th June
10am - 5pm
The Garden Show Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire.
11th June
11am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Arley Arboretum & Gardens, Upper Arley, Near Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1SQ
16th - 19th June BBC Gardeners' World Live The NEC, Birmingham
17th - 19th June
10am - 5pm
Blenheim Palace Flower Show Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP
18th & 19th June Open Garden Squares Weekend London
19th June
11am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Southwell Minster Gardens, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD
25th & 26th June
10am - 5pm
Arley Garden Festival Arley Hall and Gardens, Arley, nr. Northwich, Cheshire,
CW9 6NA Telephone 01565 777353
26th June
10am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ
26th June
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Whittington Castle, Castle Street, Whittington, Shropshire, SY11 4DF
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JULY 2016
3rd July
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Sugnall Hall Walled Kitchen Garden, Sugnall Hall,
Sugnall, Stafford, ST21 6NF
5th - 10th July Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey
9th & 10th July Parham Garden Weekend Parham House & Gardens,Storrington, Nr. Pulborough,
West Sussex, RH20 4HS
16th & 17th July
10am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Henbury Hall Gardens, Henbury, Macclesfield, Cheshire,
SK11 9PJ
17th July
10am - 5pm
Plant & Garden Fair Chenies Manor, Chenies, Buckinghamshire, WD3 6ER
20th - 24th July RHS Show Tatton Park Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire
22nd - 24th July The Garden Show Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS
24th July Garden open for National Garden Scheme Goldsborough Hall, Church Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8NR
30th July
9.30am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Battlefield 1403, Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DB
31st July
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST
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AUGUST 2016
5th & 6th August Taunton Flower Show Vivary Park, in the centre of Taunton, Somerset,
TA1 3QG
5th - 7th August Chilli Fiesta West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Nr. Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 OQX
6th August
10am - 4.30pm
Plant Hunters' Fair National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR
7th August
11am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens Trust, Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, B36 9BT
7th August
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Donington Le Heath Manor House, Donington Le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW
12th & 13th August Shrewsbury Flower Show Quarry Park, Shrewsbury
13th & 14th August
11am - 5pm
Great Comp Summer Show Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS
18th - 21st August Southport Flower Show Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport, Merseyside,
PR8 2BZ
21st August
10am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Abbeywood Estate, Chester Road, Delamere, Cheshire, CW8 2HS
27th -29th August
10am - 5pm
Chilli Festival Benington Lordship Gardens, Stevenage, Hertfordshire,
SG2 7BS   Map
27th - 29th August
11am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Weekend Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford, Kent DA4 0JA
28th & 29th August
10am - 5pm
Plant Hunters' Fair The Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU
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SEPTEMBER 2016
3rd September
11am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverley, Kidderminster,
Worcestershire, DY11 5SY
4th September
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Ness Botanic Gardens, Ness, Neston, South Wirral, Cheshire, CH64 4AY
4th September
11am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair Adwell House, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 7DQL
10th & 11th September
11am - 5pm
Salvia Spectacular Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS
11th September
10am - 4pm
Plant Hunters' Fair Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal,
Shropshire, TF11 8LE
16th - 18th September North of England Horticultural Society
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PW
17th - 18th August
11am - 5pm
Special Plant Celebration Weekend Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford, Kent DA4 0JA
18th September
11am - 4pm
Rare Plant Fair Llanover House, Llanover, Nr. Abergavenny, NP7 9EF
24th & 25th September
9am - 6pm
Malvern Autumn Show The Malvern Showground, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
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OCTOBER 2016
9th October
11am & 2pm
Mushroom Walks Arley Hall and Gardens, Arley, nr. Northwich, Cheshire,
CW9 6NA Telephone 01565 777353
9th October
11am - 5pm
Autumn Extravaganza Great Comp Garden, Comp Lane, Platt, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS
28th & 29th October RHS London Shades of Autumn Show RHS Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street and Vincent Square, London SW1
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NOVEMBER 2016
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DECEMBER 2016
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