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Cornwall Spring Flower Show

What’s it all about?

Flower power is something you can’t miss in Cornwall with gardens crammed with a profusion of colourful plants. Even in winter the climate is so mild that buds start to appear in the hedgerows in January so by the time spring comes that passion for gardening has awakened into a spate of flower festivals. This is one of the first held in the country. The two-day event takes place in the magnificent grounds of Boconnoc House, an 18th c. mansion owned by the Fortescue family, and features show gardens, horticultural trade stands and competitive classes.

What happens?

A fragrant celebration of Cornish garden mania that welcomes spring with exuberant displays in the competitive classes with camellias, daffodils, rhododendrons and ornamental shrubs and trees guaranteeing a brilliantly colourful spectacle. Gardeners’ question time, live music, plenty of local food on offer and there’s even a plant crèche that will look after your purchases while you enjoy the rest of the show.

How can you take part?

The two day festival attracts around 8,000 visitors who come to see what Cornwall’s green fingers have on offer. A great place to pick up plants, marvel at the professional garden displays and ask the experts what would grow best in your garden. Easily accessible off the A390 Liskeard to St Austell road.

Did you know?

The Boconnoc estate is home to around 100 deer and the house and grounds have been used as a location for the BBC 'Poldark' series and scenes from the 1993 film 'The Three Musketeers'.  It was also home to two former British Prime Ministers.



Boconnoc House
Lostwithiel Cornwall PL22 0RQ

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