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Flower Shows To Visit in 2023

Floristry and gardening festivals for green-fingered enthusiasts

Flower shows offer aesthetic inspiration and expert advice on everything from garden design to biodiversity, and Britain’s are the best of the bunch. Often with live music and great food thrown in for good measure, here are the best flower shows to look forward to this season.

Your 2023 Flower Show Calendar

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  • AprilGlyndebourne Open Garden
  • MayRHS Chelsea Flower Show, Chelsea in Bloom, Belgravia in Bloom
  • June: Royal Windsor Flower Show, Blenheim Palace Flower Show
  • JulyRHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, Chorley Flower Show
  • SeptemberStrawberry Hill House (TBC)

Flower Shows To Visit In 2023

Glyndebourne Gardens that are open for the public this September, photographed by Vicky Skeet

Image courtesy of Glyndebourne. Photography by Vicky Skeet.

Glyndebourne Open Garden

Where? Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5UU

When? 22 April 2023

If you’ve ever been to Glyndebourne festival, you’ll know that luxuriating in the gardens with a picnic tends to be the star of the show. One of the world’s most famous opera houses, in its off-season, Glyndebourne sometimes opens up its gardens this year out of season, unveiling their stunning grounds to gawp at. glyndebourne.com

Chelsea Flower Show 2018

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth views the Peter Beales Roses exhibition at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 in London Monday, May 21, 2018..RHS / Luke MacGregor

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Where?Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4NE

When? 23–27 May 2023

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the most famous and prestigious event of its kind. It has taken place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea every year since 1913 – apart from gaps during the two World Wars, and in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2022, wild plants and naturalistic spaces took centre stage, with garden designers encouraged to use plants that promote biodiversity, including wildlife-friendly hawthorn, hazel and woodland trees such as crab apple and sweet chestnut. rhs.org.uk

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Chelsea In Bloom

Where? Across Chelsea, London

When? 22–27 May 2023

Running in tandem with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the annual sister showcase, Chelsea in Bloom. The 2023 Chelsea in Bloom theme is ‘Flowers on Film’, encouraging participants to draw inspiration for their displays from characters and storylines that have graced the big screen, as well as cinematic awards and the neighbourhood’s cinematic heritage. Read all about it in our 2023 guide.

Belgravia in Bloom 2022

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Belgravia In Bloom

Where? Across Belgravia, London

When? 22–29 May 2023

Another celebration of the RHS festival, but this time in pretty Belgravia, expect more incredible floral displays in Belgravia this spring. Belgravia in Bloom’s 2023 theme is ‘Into the Wild’, celebrating all creatures great and small, from majestic tigers to delicate butterflies, with an expected focus on Charles’ coronation. Read all about it in our 2023 guide.

Windsor Flower Show 2022

Royal Windsor Flower Show 2022

Royal Windsor Flower Show

Where? The York Club, Windsor SL4 2HT

When? 10 June 2023

The Royal Windsor Flower Show, the biggest annual event of the Royal Windsor Rose & Horticultural Society, returns on Saturday 10 June 2023, a one-day boutique event, set in the prestigious grounds of Windsor Great Park. A celebration of gardening, nature and traditional crafts, expect stunning showcase gardens, fabulous British plant nurseries, artisan producers, a dedicated children’s area, talks, craft demonstrations and traditional competition classes. With Alan Titchmarsh as the Honorary Chairman and host for the day and a special royal opening of the show, it’s not to be missed. There will also be a stunning central garden called The Kings Maze, designed and created using Chelsea Flower Show plants and trees by multi gold award winning Chelsea garden designers Mark Gregory and Alan Williams. rwrhs.com

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Where? Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

When? 23–25 June 2023

Blenheim Palace is a beautiful sight year-round, but even more so when hosting its annual flower show. Explore show gardens, browse the Outdoor Plant Village and get inspired on a stroll down Floral Street – plus horticultural experts will be on hand to answer all your burning gardening questions. blenheimflowershow.co.uk

RHS employee rows pots of flowers accross the Long Water at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Where? Hampton Court Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU

When? 4–9 July 2023

The world’s largest annual flower show takes place against the backdrop of one of London’s most historic royal palaces, Hampton Court. Also run by the RHS, the festival offers plenty of inspiration for both budding and experienced horticulturalists, with a new allotment area offering advice and tips on all things grow your own. rhs.org.uk

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Where?Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6SG

When? 19–23 July 2023

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park will return to Cheshire’s picturesque 1,000 acre deer park again this summer, with family fun, insightful talks, and gorgeous gardens galore. A popular feature of this show is the Flower School, which offers floral demonstrations from top gardeners like Jonathan Moseley alongside eye-catching displays. rhs.org.uk

Chorley Flower Show

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Chorley Flower Show

Where? Astley Park, Chorley PR7 1DP

When? 28–30 July 2023

A relatively new addition to the floristry events calendar, Chorley Flower Show will return to Astley Hall for its eighth edition in 2023. The centrepiece for 2021 was the Mayflower 400 garden, featuring indigenous British and American plants including an oak tree and a maple tree. A gardening theatre, meanwhile, hosts demonstrations from top gardeners – this year that included Jonathan Moseley and Martin Fish. Visitors can also enjoy food and drink from a range of traders, as well as live music and walkabout acts. chorleyflowershow.com

dried flowers decorate the library of Strawberry Hill House

Dried flowers decorate the library of Strawberry Hill House. Photograph: Emma Spowage

Strawberry Hill House

Where? 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST

When? 22–24 September 2023

Four it’s fourth iteration, Strawberry Hill House, famous as a feat of Gothic Revival architecture, played host to the very best of home grown British flowers, and we expect the same in the 2023 edition. Typically, for three days, dried blooms line the intricate, beautiful rooms of Strawberry Hill House. In 2022, the florals were curated by Leigh Chappell and Janne Ford, in association with Flowers From the Farm – and there was much more going on than just exploring the space, including guided tours and floral demonstrations. strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

Glyndebourne Garden. Photo: James Bellorini