Its spring time and spring looks incomplete when you don’t plan to visit flower festivals and tantalize your senses with the breathtaking sight, fragrance and soft feel of these delicate beauties. Read on to know about the mesmerizing flower festivals happening in UK to welcome the sunny afternoons of spring 2011.
RHS Show Cardiff
The 2011 RHS Show Cardiff unleashing its enchanting collection of spring flowers from 8 – 10 April 2011 at Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff. Tickets are available now on sale. Go grab them to amuse your senses with the freshness of spring.
Woodland/Shade Loving Plants Special Days
Here you can meet garden specialists to give you advice on what plants to grow in shady areas. Besides, a wide range of rare and unusual shade and woodland plants will be available for purchase, including Epimediums, Polygonatums and Woodland Anemones. From Friday 8th April to Sunday 10th April, 2011 at Harveys Garden Plants, Great Green, Thurston, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3SJ.
Bodenham Arboretum Plant Hunter’s Fair
The arboretum is a garden of trees and shrubs with over 300 species from all over the world. Come to this lovely heaven of peace and tranquility on Saturday 9th April, 2011 at Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5SY to refresh your senses with the rustic pleasure of life.
Bramall Hall Plant Hunter’s Fair
This plant fair will relish you with top quality specialist nurseries and growers unleashing an array of rare flowers and plants in the 70 acres of parkland in Bramall Hall on 10th April, 2011 only at £1.
Rare Plant Fair
The Old Rectory will unveil a tranquil organic garden on the banks of a mill race and the River Coln brimming with myriads of herbaceous borders, mature trees and a large vegetable garden at The Old Rector, Quenington, Cirencester, Glos GL7 5BN on Sunday 10th April, 2011.
The Harrogate Spring Flower Show
Mesmerize yourself with the beauty of spring flowers at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PW. The show will host some exciting new show gardens, plenty of live demonstrations, the stunning flower halls, cookery theatre, floral art, ‘Gardening with Nature’ and The Garden Roadshow.
Newark Garden Show
Whether you have an established garden, small balcony or shady courtyard in need of a little something extra, this show will offer lots of new ideas to ensure you create the perfect sanctuary at Nweark Garden Show at Newark County Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th, April, 2011.
Specialist Plant Fair
Decorate your garden for spring 2011 with a wide variety of spring flowers and rare plants available at Specialist Plant Fair at Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcester, WR5 1RS on 17th April, 2011.
Rare Plant Fair
Within the 200 acres of parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown from the 1750s to 1770s, there are 40 acres of gardens and an ornamental lake. These gardens are renowned for their extensive collection of 200 species of rare trees, that will be unleashed on Sunday 24th April, 2011 at Syon House, Brentford, London, TW8 6AZ.
The Dorothy Clive Garden Festival
A pure natural event to take you to the nature’s garden of beauty and fantasy on 24th and 25th of April at Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU. Nurseries will be bring fresh stock on each day, so there is plenty of opportunity to purchase their wonderful plants on either day.
One of the highlights of the early season at Pashley Manor Garden is the Tulip Festival in its seventeenth year. Each area of the garden holds stunning displays; some 100 varieties are shown from the vibrant red and hot orange coloured tulips in the herbaceous borders to the cream, white, pale golden yellow and apricot tulips in the Elizabethan Garden and the pink and white tulips along the Terrace. Come and mesmerize yourself with the sheer volume of color and variety of the massed tulips from Wednesday 27th April to Sunday 8th May.
Milton Keynes Garden Show
From 30th April to 2nd May, 2011, Exhibitors from all over the country displaying and offering their specialist garden products for sale at The Milton Keynes National Bowl, MK5 8AA.
Raby Castle Orchid Show
The annual Orchid Show, in its 11th year will feature a ravishing display of beautiful orchids including exotic hybrid species from Sunday 30th April to Monday 2nd May at Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3AH. Come and grab the opportunity to talk to experts for advice and on how to make the most of precious beauty of orchids.