Key UK Gardening Events 2016

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Key UK Gardening Events of 2016

Until March 13 -  Scottish Snowdrop Festival, multiple gardens open in Scotland (visitscotland.com).
Until April 20 - Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, Royal Academy, London. The role gardens played in art from the early 1860s through to the Twenties (020 7300 8090 - royalacademy.org.uk).

March

March 11-13 - Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live, Stoneleigh Park, Warwicks. Event dedicated to grow-your-own inspiration (0871 230 3451 - theediblegardenshow.co.uk).
March 20 - Plant Hunter’s Fair, 10am-4pm, Dearnford Lake, Shrops. The plant hunter’s year begins (01270 811443 - planthuntersfairs.co.uk).
March 19-20 - Falmouth Spring Flower Show, Cornwall. A local institution; rare and exotic flora (01326 313553 - falmouth.co.uk).
March 20 - Rare Plant Fair, 10am-4pm, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset. First Rare Plant Fair of the year (0845 468 1368 - rareplantfair.co.uk).
March 30-April 6 - The Children’s Potting Shed, National Memorial Arboretum, Staffs. Children’s activities (01283 245100 - thenma.org.uk).

April

April 2-3 - Spring Flower Show, Boconnoc House, Cornwall. The famous early showcase for Cornish talent, gardens and home grown produce (07734 366504 - cornwallgardensociety.org.uk).
April 15–17 - RHS Flower Show, Cardiff. Kick start your gardening year at this flower show extravaganza (0844 338 7502 - rhs.org.uk).
April 22-23 - Gardens Illustrated Festival, Tetbury, Glos. Programme of talks on a range of horticultural topics.
April 29-30 - Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival, 10am-5pm, Powderham Castle, Devon. Specialist nurseries and popular Devon growers. Live music, local food and top-quality garden (tobygardenfest.co.uk).

May

May 5-8 - RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Worcs. Spectacular show gardens, Floral Marquee food demonstrations (0844 338 7502 - rhs.org.uk).
May 21-June 12 - the Chelsea Fringe, London. Alternative garden festival celebrating community growing, outdoor performance, botanical art, walks, talks and events. Now open for submissions (chelseafringe.com).
May 24-28 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London. The pinnacle of horticultural excellence with innovative show gardens by the world’s leading designers and the finest displays of plants (0844 338 7502 - rhs.org.uk).

June

June 3-5 - Gardening Scotland, Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston. Show gardens, exhibitors, outdoor living festival and plant fair (0131 333 0965 - gardeningscotland.com).
June 5-6 - Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival, 10am-5pm, Bowood House, Wilts. Specialist nurseries, live music, local food and garden speakers (tobygardenfest.co.uk).
June 24-26 - Grow London, the contemporary garden fair, London. An inspiring day out bursting with ideas on how to transform urban spaces (020 8246 4846 - growlondon.com).