FRIDAY 15TH - SUNDAY 17TH MAY 2020

HYLANDS HOUSE, CHELMSFORD, CM2 8WQ

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Best Bits 2019

Wow! We had such an amazing show in 2019 and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined us – exhibitors, sponsors, florists, caterers, designers, the incredible staff at Hylands House and of course all of our wonderful visitors for coming out to see us.

Although the weather was a little wet on the Friday, the sun was shining for the rest of the weekend and it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits.

We’ve put together a collection of our favourite moments from our 2019 show below but right at the top of our list has to be when ITV joined us to film the show, broadcast the weather and interview our Show Directors LIVE at the show for ITV News. You can watch the video right here:

 

To view our Best Bits of 2018 click here.

Grand Opening

It was so wonderful to see so many of you join us for our Grand Opening with BBC Gardener Carol Klein on Friday 17th May 2019. To view our Facebook Live of the opening, click here.

Carol Klein

We loved having Carol Klein open the National Flower Show 2019. The TV Gardener also took part in two talks and Q&A sessions at the show as well as presented our Best in Show award in the Floral Pavilion.

Boycie

We were delighted to welcome John Challis (aka Boycie from Only Fools and Horses) to join us again at our 2019 event. John had such a great time meeting everyone at the show last year he wanted to come back for more in 2019 and gave visitors the chance to purchase signed copies of his books (as well as pose for a few selfies).

Around the World: A Floral Journey

In 2019 Hylands House was decorated throughout featuring fascinating floral designs inspired from journeys from around the world. Award winning floral designer, MIG KIMPTON, curated a wonderful explosion of floral designs filling the house with flowers, foliage and fragrance.

Gardening Talks Theatre

Although the weather wasn't on our side on Friday, the Gardening Talks Theatre was very popular across the three day show, especially for our Q&A sessions with the lovely Carol Klein.

Floral Pavilion

Our Floral Pavilion was packed with amazing plantsman and displays - some of these were truly stunning and the standard has been set for our 2020 show.

Floral Workshops

It was lovely to see so many of you taking part in our free floral workshops with celebrity floral designer Mig Kimpton across the three day show.

Craft & Gift Pavilion

There was such a variety of products inside our Craft and Gift Pavilion and it was great to see how popular it was with our visitors.

Fine Food & Drink Pavilion

Did you take a look inside our Fine Food & Drink Pavilion? It was impossible not to be tempted to buy some of the tasty products our exhibitors were selling inside.

Outdoor Shopping

It wouldn't be a flower show without the key ingredient - flowers! And we had an amazing range of plants, bulbs and garden accessories on sale at our 2019 show.

Plant Creche

After working with us in 2018, The National Garden Scheme returned to run our 2019 crèche and were delighted to mind your purchases when you needed to offload heavy bags/goods throughout the weekend. All donations went directly to the National Garden Scheme.

Customers

It made our whole weekend to see so many of you leaving with arms (and even trollies) full of bargains! We hope you all enjoyed your time with us and we'll see you again for our 2020 show!