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Great Yorkshire Show

The GYS will go ahead at Harrogate from 13 to 15 July 2021 – on the assumption that national guidelines allow in line with step 4 of the Government’s roadmap.  Last year’s show was cancelled in full for the first time since the Foot and Mouth...

RHS Judges

The RHS are looking to recruit new floral and or horticultural judges for shows. If you wish to apply for training please email affiliated@rhs.org.uk with your details.


Chelsea flower show, 21-26 September 2021.  Additional tickets have just been released for September’s show.21 and 22 are members only, with tickets from £94.75, and tickets for the remaining days start from £66.75. rhs.org.uk

ECT Travel

ECT travel have added a series of blog posts to their website – primarily about gardening, floristry, and crafts – eg quilting.  All are free to view, www.ecttravel.co.uk, some are listed below, and you can also view their floral themed holiday offers on...

Weardale Motor Services

WMS have the following garden related trips planned for 2021.  Further details from weardale-travel.co.uk 15th April – Heighlegate and Boundary Mill 24th April – Harrogate Spring Flower Show 14th July – Great Yorkshire Show 21st August –...


The RHS is cancelling the Malvern Spring Festival, planned for May 2021.  It is still hoped the Autumn show will go ahead.


The NGS has launched a series of live on-line talks and garden visits for February and March – ngs.org.uk.  Prices range from £10 to £25.

Botanic Garden, Durham

Like ourselves, the Friends of the Botanic Garden Committee, have been struggling to plan their 2021 programme.  They have decided to postpone all speakers from January to July incl., and are also looking to organise virtual talks on line.  2021 Day trips have also...

Chelsea moved to September

The 2021 Chelsea Flower Show, which would have taken place between 18 and 23 May, has now been moved to September 21-26. It is hoped that in September millions more people will have been vaccinated so mass outdoor events will be able to go ahead safely, with 140,000...