Beyond our Area – 2020


In the light of the global coronavirus crisis please refer to individual websites for information about any of the following events.

Please see New Floral Horizons with ECT Travel for updates on travel opportunities with European Connoisseurs Travel.


‘Influenced by Nature’:  Wessex and Jersey Area Show: 20-21 June 2020  – Please check their website for latest information

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyn’s Lane, Ampfield, SO51 0Q
Sat 20th June: 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
Sun 21st June: 10am-3.30pm (last entry 3pm)
For  more information see 2020 Wessex and Jersey Show Schedule or to book tickets download 2020 Wessex and Jersey Show ticket application


Diamond Anniversary Festival of Flowers:  London and Overseas: 31 July -2 August 2020 – Cancelled

Ingatestone Hall, Hall Lane, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 9NR
Open daily: 10.30am-5pm
Tickets £10, Early bird tickets (before 14 July) £8. To book email L&O Area or phone 020 8501 2739
For more information see 2020 London and Overseas Festival of Flowers


‘Sense of Place’:  Sussex Area Show: 20-23 August 2020 – Please check their website for latest information

Lancing College Chapel,  BN15 0RW 10am-5pm each day.
Proceeds to The Friends of Lancing Chapel
Tickets £12.  Booking and Information: lancingcollege.co.uk/events

See the flier at Sense of Place – Sussex 2020


RHS Shows 2020

To continue trying to support British nurseries and bring some of the charity’s much loved gardening shows to its members and wider public this year, the RHS has decided to reschedule some of its shows as listed below.  The RHS will be in touch within 5 working days with all exhibitors, contractors, partners and stakeholders. Please bear with us while we gather the correct information for you.

Dates are limited in September to put on Flower Shows. Postponing Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival to September enables the RHS to support nurseries in the South of England who regularly attend both Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and the Wisley Show. There are already other Flower Shows taking place in the North of England in September, including the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, and the RHS has made the decision to not hold Tatton, so it doesn’t clash with them and impact on nurseries and trade exhibiting there.

Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, says; “The RHS is extremely sad to miss this important event and seeing so many friends at Tatton and we are currently considering a virtual show as a way to stay in touch with exhibitors and the community that love Tatton as much as we do”.

“We are also sorry to cancel our very special Wisley Flower Show, but with moving Hampton dates it does not make sense to hold two Flower Shows, in such close proximity, so close in time. We hope that the joy of returning to Wisley in summer will be reason enough for our much valued members and visitors to come and see us again.”

RHS London Spring Launch Show: 7-8 April 2020 – Cancelled
RHS Flower Show Cardiff: 17-19 April 2020 – Cancelled
RHS Malven Spring Show: 7-10 May 2020 – Cancelled
RHS Chelsea: 19-23 May 2020 – cancelled
RHS Chelsea (Virtual):  18 – 23 May 2020
RHS Chatsworth: 11-14 June 2020 – Cancelled
RHS Harlow Carr: 26-28 June 2020 – Cancelled
RHS Hampton Court: 7-12 July 2020 – Rescheduled to 10-15 September (preview on 9th)
RHS Tatton Park: 22-26 July 2020 – Cancelled
RHS Hyde Hall: 5-9 August 2020 – Rescheduled to 2-6 September
RHS Rosemoor: 14-16 August 2020- – Rescheduled to 18-20 September
RHS Wisley: 8-13 September 2020 – Cancelled
RHS Malvern Autumn Show: 27-29 September 2020 – Please check their website for latest information

County Shows 2020
Devon County Show: 21-23 May 2020 – Cancelled
Hertfordshire County Show: 23-24 May 2020 – Cancelled
Hertfordshire County Virtual Show:  23rd May 2020
Surrey County Show: 25 May 2020 – Cancelled
Royal Three Counties Show: 12-14 June 2020 – Cancelled
Royal Cheshire Show: 16-18 June 2020 – Cancelled and rescheduled for 22nd and 23rd June 2021
Royal Isle of Wight County Show: June 2020 – Cancelled and rescheduled for Sunday 30th August 2020
Kent County Show: 10-12 July 2020 – Cancelled
The Nantwich Show 17-18 July 2020 – Cancelled 
Shrewsbury Flower Show: 14-15 August 2020 – Cancelled and rescheduled for 13th and 14th August 2021
Bucks County Show: 27 August 2020 – Cancelled
Royal Windsor Rose Show: 18 July 2020 – Please check their website for latest information
Dorset County Show: 5th and 6th September 2020 – Cancelled
Royal Berkshire Show: 19-20 September 2020 – Cancelled