What’s on for GARDENERS

The Royal Windsor Flower Show is now in its 115th year and is committed to celebrating horticulture and gardening in the beautiful setting of Windsor Great Park.

With The Queen as the Society’s Patron, we are delighted to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee throughout the show with show gardens, wheelbarrow planters and floral arrangements. This show is for gardeners of all levels and ages – from novices to professionals.

Alan Titchmarsh, gardener, presenter, broadcaster, novelist will be opening the show, sharing his knowledge and presenting the prizes.

Plant Hub hosted by Chris Collins
We have created a vibrant and dynamic Plant Hub for visitors to buy and engage with 6 brilliant British Plant Nurseries: Harkness Roses, Pheasant Acre, Tynings Climbers, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, Hoyland Plants, Kitchen Garden Plant Centre and the Savill Garden.

The area will be hosted by Chris Collins, Head of Organic Horticulture at Garden Organic and former BBC Blue Peter gardener. Chris will be having hourly chats with the growers themselves, demonstrations on how to take cuttings, sow seeds, recognising pest and diseases and tastings of delicious herbs. It’s an area to keep on coming back to as the day unfolds.

Classes will last around 15-20mins and run hourly starting at 10:30am throughout the day until the last event at 4:30pm. 

Around the Show Ground
Whilst at the Show you can walk through the specially commissioned Platinum Jubilee garden, designed by Alan Williams of multi-award winning Landform Consultants. You will be able to enjoy Question Time for Gardeners, listen to gardening and horticultural talks through the day, see live nursery and floristry demonstrations and plenty more. Budding young gardeners will also be able to join Little Muddy Boots in the Children’s Marquee to take part in some planting, which they can take home.

Master Gardeners Competition
We are delighted to welcome six outstanding professional gardeners who have been specially selected to compete in the Master Gardeners Competition kindly supported by Villaggio Verde. It is an opportunity for the Flower Show and Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society to recognise the horticultural legacy and importance of Britain’s large country estates and the work of their exceptionally talented gardeners. These six Master Gardeners will compete to showcase their gardening and horticultural skills by designing a display for a vintage plantsman’s trolley. The winner will receive the much coveted ‘Master Gardener’ Cup.

Competition Classes
We would love for you to enter our competition classes, which are a wonderful part of our Show’s history and open to everyone. There are many classes to enter from roses to sweet peas, cut flowers, floral arrangements and pot plants as well as fruit and vegetable classes. Small cash prizes, rosettes and cups can all be won. Click here to download the Schedule of Competition Classes and Rules.

Competition classes are also open to the younger generation, where children are encouraged to grow marigolds, present a jar of garden flowers, make a vegetable animal and even design a miniature garden fit for a Queen.

Local schools will also be entering competitions and we can’t wait to see the children’s wheelbarrows and see which school has grown the most potatoes in the lead up to the show. Make sure you purchase your show tickets today and we look forward to welcoming you to the Show on 11 June 2022.

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