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Spring Flower Festivals in the UK

April 6th, 2017

Popular Spring Flower Festivals in the UK

For many, the arrival of spring is a time to celebrate. The doldrums of winter are past and you’re about to be greeted by a wondrous array of colors, lush growth and much-anticipated warmer weather every morning. With so much to look forward to, how can anyone resist celebrating the long-awaited change of season?

If you’re glad spring has finally arrived, you may be trying to think of ways to welcome the season. One popular way to celebrate spring is to attend a spring flower festival.

Even if you’re not a gardener, botanist or horticulturalist, attending a spring flower show in the U.K. is a rewarding way to usher in the new season. Every festival displays a never-ending sea of colors shown off by a wide array of plants that are just warming up to spring. Whether you’re an artist looking for inspiration, a tourist looking for a new experience or a parent trying to think of something to do with your children, a spring flower festival will satisfy all your senses.

Here are a few of the must-see flower festivals scheduled to take place in the U.K.


Orchid Festival

Every year, the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London, opens its doors to visitors who want to witness an amazing display of tropical color during the Orchid Festival. You can visit the Princess of Wales Conservatory to see thousands of exotic and wild orchids that combine to provide a visual delight you simply won’t see anywhere else. While not technically a spring flower festival, the Orchid Festival is still a colorful bridge between winter and spring that’s definitely worth attending.


RHS Malvern Spring Festival

The Malvern Spring Festival, which takes place at The Three Counties Showground in Worcestershire, is one of the Royal Horticultural Society’s earliest spring flower festivals. Attending the RHS Malvern Spring Festival is a great way to spend some quality time with family and friends because it has something for everyone. From show gardens to marquees made from breathtaking flowers to cooking demonstrations and shopping, this event has activities and displays that appeal to the masses. In fact, if you’re looking for some tips to make your own garden thrive this spring, you can get some advice from the various celebrity gardeners who frequent this fun-filled annual festival.


RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London is one of the U.K.’s best-known annual flower festivals. From horticultural and botanical leaders to fashion setters, just about everyone makes an appearance at this multiday, high-profile event. If you attend this festival in the heart of London, you’ll see stunning gardens, fantastic exhibits and flowers that will take your breath away.


National Gardens Scheme Festival Weekend

Unlike any other flower festival, the National Gardens Scheme Festival Weekend takes place throughout England. During this thrilling event, you’ll have the opportunity to visit more than 3,000 gardens that are mostly privately owned and generally not open to the public. If you’ve ever wanted to see a real English garden in an environment that is truly welcoming to onlookers, this event gives you that chance. You may even be invited to enjoy some homemade tea and cake at some the stops you make — a true English delight.

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