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Britain has been blooming with flower festivals and shows since the 19th century, visit now and you’ll find the nation packed with an abundance of floral delights. Often using striking designs and innovative events to highlight important issues such as well-being, sustainability and community through yearly themes, a trip to a British flower show is sure to leave you inspired, and more green-fingered than ever. No matter the season, head to a RHS garden for a floral adventure, and for a chance to get your creative juices flowing look out for artist and photography workshops that bring the gardens to life. 

So if you’re a budding florist, a keen gardener, or just looking to escape into stunning nature, here’s our round up of some of the fabulous shows all take place all over the country.

Lesser-known flower shows

Experience Britain in bloom at these smaller events.
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Celebrity guests

Shrewsbury Flower Show is a great opportunity to spot some famous gardeners as well as headlining acts for live music and entertainment.

Two children wearing face paint at the RHS Flower Show in Cardiff

Rare plants and species

The Rare Plant Fair at Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire, offers plenty of opportunity to discover new species of plant and learn from the experts.

Family-friendly flower shows

The Chorley Flower Show in Lancashire has plenty of entertainment to keep the kids amused, including their very own ‘Design a Garden’ competition.

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RHS Gardens

Over 156 acres of flourishing flowers and landscapes at RHS Bridgewater.

Get your tickets for RHS Garden Bridgewater
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RHS Garden Bridgewater
RHS Garden Wisley

Find your creative side with an artistic workshop at RHS Garden Hyde Hall.

Book now to discover blooming gardens at RHS Garden Hyde Hall
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RHS Garden Hyde Hall
RHS Garden Rosemoor
RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Over 156 acres of flourishing flowers and landscapes at RHS Bridgewater.

Get your tickets for RHS Garden Bridgewater
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RHS Garden Bridgewater
RHS Garden Wisley

Find your creative side with an artistic workshop at RHS Garden Hyde Hall.

Book now to discover blooming gardens at RHS Garden Hyde Hall
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RHS Garden Hyde Hall
RHS Garden Rosemoor
RHS Garden Harlow Carr