2024 Calendar of Houseplant Fairs, Houseplant Swaps, & Houseplant Sales

2024 Calendar of Houseplant Fairs, Houseplant Swaps, & Houseplant Sales

Here’s my calendar featuring the dates and details of plant sales, plant festivals, and other super opportunities to buy wonderful, locally grown plants!  Great quality, rare, hard to find, unusual, choice plants and old favourites can all be found at the specialist houseplant fairs and other events that I have listed for you below.

This calendar is dynamic and will update as I add new events; don’t forget to check back for new events as I add them.

The events are grouped by geographical area, so you can use the filter hierarchy below to select and events near you – e.g., just click ‘Surrey’ to limit the page to only display events in the county of Surrey or alternatively click on ‘South East’ to see Surrey events and events in neighbouring counties.

This 2024 calendar includes large-scale houseplant fairs as well as much smaller, local events, and everything in between!  A large number of the events listed below benefit plant societies, local organisations, and charities, and have been arranged by volunteers.  Many of the small organisations that run these events are dependent on others growing and delivering plants on the day – nothing is guaranteed!  If you have any plants or seeds to donate, I am sure the charitable organisations listed below would be most grateful for your support.

NB: Tickets to some of these events need to be booked in advance.

Please note: to make it easier for you to find events, I have created a page divider, which you’ll find below.  Click on the red text for the particular month you wish to see events for.

When you’ve finished looking through the calendar, you’ll find an upwards facing arrow on the right hand side of the page.  Clicking on this arrow will deliver you safely back up to the top of the page, saving you time scrolling!

NB: Please don’t print this calendar out – I will be adding more dates and events in the coming weeks and months!

If I have missed your event where plants, seeds, bulbs, corms, tubers, or rhizomes, will be sold, swapped or given, contact me with the full details, and I will add your event to my calendar.

So, without further ado, here are the dates and details for your diaries….

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March 2024

 Wednesday 6 March 2024: Burnham Nurseries’ Orchid Clinic


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Orchid Clinic - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, to give advice, help with any orchid problems and re-pot orchids.  For all the details, please click here.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Friday 8 March 2024: Lea Valley Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show


Lea Valley Orchid Society are holding their Spring Orchid Show at 1pm on Friday 8th March 2024 in Waterford Village Hall, Waterford, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2PR. Attendees can buy and sell orchids at this event. For more information about Lea Valley Orchid Society, please click here.

 Saturday 9 March 2024: Essex Orchid Society Meeting: What is Blooming Now at our Nursery: a talk by Zsuzsanna Serer from Spicesotic Plants


Saturday 9th March 2024, Essex Orchid Society are meeting at South Green Memorial Hall, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2PR. Doors open at 1.30pm; the meeting starts at 2pm and finishes at 4pm. Zsuzsa from Spicesotic Plants will be giving a talk about the orchids that are currently in flower at their nursery. Attendees can purchase orchids and plants from Spicesotic plants that this meeting.

 Saturday 9 March 2024 - Sunday 10 March 2024: Burnham Nurseries & Orchid Paradise Open Weekend


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Open Weekend - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, on Saturday 9th March 2024 and Sunday 10th March 2024.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 9 March 2024: The South West Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show


On Saturday 9th March 2024, the South West Orchid Society are holding their Annual Orchid Show from 10.30am until 4pm at West Monkton Village Hall, near Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8NE.

 Saturday 9 March 2024: North of England Orchid Society Meeting


On Saturday 9th March 2024, the North of England Orchid Society are holding their Meeting from 10am until 3pm at Rixton with Glazebrook Village Hall, Manchester Road, Rixton, Hollins Green, Warrington. Cheshire, WA3 6JZ. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 13 March 2024: Darlington & District Orchid Society Meeting


On Wednesday 13th March 2024, Darlington & District Orchid Society are meeting from 2.30pm until 4.30pm at Sadberge Village Hall, 1 Darlington Road, Sadberge, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1SA.

 Wednesday 13 March 2024: Together Culture: Houseplant Swap Social


On Wednesday 13th March 2024 from 6pm until 8pm at 5 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1ER. Attendees are promised a fun evening where you’ll learn how to provide your houseplants with the care they need; have the chance to get to know your fellow Together Culture members; and go home with a brand new houseplant! The evening will start with a talk by Adrienne – a fellow member and florist focussed on sustainable floristry. She will share tips on caring for houseplants, help you recognise the signs of plants in distress and show you how you can help them thrive. We will also discuss the importance of house plants on our wellbeing. Feel free to ask any plant related questions, or bring your plants in for an examination! There will also be a demonstration on how to make a Kokedama – a Japanese inspired potless plant. We will then enjoy drinks, socialise and swap one of your current houseplants for a new one. All you need to bring is yourself, a potted (small) houseplant and a fun evening awaits! If you don’t have any plants to swap you are, of course, still more than welcome to attend. Together Culture ask for a small contribution for the evening which will go towards Together Culture and the drinks that will be served that evening. For more information, please click here.

 Friday 15 March 2024 - Sunday 17 March 2024: Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Show at Lindley Hall, London


Friday 15th March 2024, Saturday 16th March 2024, and Sunday 17th March 2024 - RHS Orchid Show at Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 2PB.  The RHS Orchid Show celebrates orchids. Visitors will see displays of orchids and admire exhibits of orchids grown by the Mathers Foundation, the Orchid Society of Great Britain, the Royal Horticultural Society, and specialist growers. Visitors can purchase orchids from Burnham Nurseries and specialist growers. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions and a programme of talks is planned. For more Information, please here.

 Friday 15 March 2024: Design the Interior with House Plants at RHS Harlow Carr


On Friday 15th March 2024, from 10am until 4pm at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB. New for 2024. A RHS Harlow Carr workshop focusing on how house plants are instrumental in interior design. This workshop will look at a range of plants for different situations, rooms and creating different 'moods'. You will investigate how to grow plants well in difficult situations and how to combine plants for greatest interior effect. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Friday 22 March 2024: Miniature Orchids & Dendrobiums: a talk by Spicesotic Plants


On Friday 22nd March 2024, Bournemouth Orchid Society are meeting at 7pm at 39 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3NS. For information on how to join Bournemouth Orchid Society, please click here.

 Saturday 23 March 2024: Solihull and District Orchid Society Open Spring Show


Saturday 23rd March 2024 - Solihull and District Orchid Society Open Spring Show will be held from 11am until 4pm at Bentley Heath Community Centre, Widney Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 9BQ. Visitors can admire orchid displays produced by the Central Orchid Society and Hinckley & District Orchid Society. Spicesotic Plants and Orchid Botanics will be at the show selling orchids.

 Sunday 24 March 2024: Bonsai Boot Sale at Birmingham Botanical Gardens


Sunday 24th March 2024Bonsai Boot Sale in the car park at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. This boot sale opens from 8am until 12 noon. For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 27 March 2024: Suffolk Orchid Society Meeting


Suffolk Orchid Society meet on the last Wednesday of each month except July, August and December at St. Michael's Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3PL. Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish about 9.15pm. There are usually display tables with members' orchids in flower, and a visiting speaker or other topic of interest for discussion.

 Friday 29 March 2024: Burnham Nurseries Beginners’ Orchid Workshop


Burnham Nurseries are holding a Beginners' Orchid Workshop on Friday 29th March 2024. Growing orchids does not need to be difficult but we do understand that some people struggle with these exceptional house plants so Burnham Nurseries are here to help with a new beginner's workshop. This workshop will be focused around Phalaenopsis, Dendrobiums, and Cymbidiums, as we consider these to be some of the most common in-door orchids that people choose to start their collections with. We will go over the culture/environment needed for your orchids to thrive in your home including watering, temperature, light, humidity etc. The pros and cons of growing your orchids in your home on a windowsill compared with in a greenhouse and how you can adjust to make either work for you. It will be a half day class starting 10:30am and running for approx. 2 hours. Each workshop includes a coffee/tea on arrival, a 10% voucher for our cafe in case you would like to stay for lunch and an item to take away! For more information, please click here. Visitors can also explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 30 March 2024: Central Orchid Society AGM & Plant Auction


Central Orchid Society AGM & Plant Auction is on Saturday 30th March 2024 at 2pm at The Church At Perton, Anders Square, Perton, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 7QH.

April 2024

 Wednesday 3 April 2024: Burnham Nurseries’ Orchid Clinic


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Orchid Clinic - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, to give advice, help with any orchid problems and re-pot orchids.  For all the details, please click here.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Thursday 4 April 2024: Bransgore Horticultural Society Meeting: House Plants, Far Flung Exotics: a talk by Ben Turner


Bransgore Horticultural Society are meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 4th April 2024 at Ann's Lodge, Burnt House Lane (next to the scout hut), Bransgore, Christchurch, Hampshire, BH23 8DD. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 6 April 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society South West Succulent Plant Spring Fair


Saturday 6th April 2024 at Portishead Youth Centre, Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7DD.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 7 April 2024: Chiswick Flower Market


Sunday 7th April 2024 - Chiswick Flower Market is held at Old Market Place outside George IV, Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR.  Chiswick Flower Market opens from 9.30am until 3pm.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 7 April 2024: Tobacco Factory Sunday Market


Tobacco Factory Sunday Market will be held from 10am until 2.30pm at Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF. There are around 60 stall holders at this weekly market. Stall holders vary each week but often include growers selling houseplants and garden plants raised in peat-free compost. Tobacco Factory Sunday Market is a superb place to purchase food, crafts, and produce, made and grown in the local area. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 7 April 2024: Orchid Society of East Anglia Spring Orchid Show


The Orchid Society of East Anglia Spring Orchid Show is on Sunday 7th April 2024 from 10am to 4.30pm at Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Norwich NR8 5AH. Visitors can see skilled Traders, Laurence Hobbs of Laurence Hobbs Orchids and Andrew Bannister of Orchid Alchemy along with their plants and orchid related supplies; re-potting demonstrations from the society's expert members; as well as lovely home-made cakes and light refreshments. Contact the Secretary on 07801 847440 for more information.

 Wednesday 10 April 2024: Darlington & District Orchid Society Meeting


On Wednesday 10th April 2024, Darlington & District Orchid Society are meeting from 2.30pm until 4.30pm at Sadberge Village Hall, 1 Darlington Road, Sadberge, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1SA.

 Friday 12 April 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024: Spring Garden Weekend at RHS Harlow Carr


On Friday 12th April 2024, Saturday 13th April 2024, Sunday 14th April 2024, the RHS are holding a Spring Garden Weekend from 9.30am until 5pm at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB. Potting Shed Talks and Demos: Join our charming RHS Garden Advisor Martin Fish and his wife Jill as they bring their potting shed talks and demonstrations to our garden. Gain valuable insights into what to plant in your garden and how to plan for a bountiful year of garden produce. Specialist Plant Nurseries: Stock up on a stunning array of plants and get your garden ready for a season of splendour. Explore specialist plant nurseries with unique offerings to transform your outdoor space. Floral Magic by Jonathan Moseley: Witness the artistry of Jonathan Moseley as he weaves floral wonders from cut flowers sourced right from our garden. Prepare to be enchanted by his breath-taking displays and ideas that you can try when you get home. RHS Advisory Service: Got burning questions about your plants? The RHS Advisory Service will be on hand to provide expert answers and guidance to ensure your garden thrives. There will also be live music. This event is included with garden entry; for more information, please click here.

 Saturday 13 April 2024: North of England Orchid Society Meeting


On Saturday 13th April 2024, the North of England Orchid Society are holding their Meeting from 10am until 3pm at Hoghton Village Hall, Blackburn Old Road, Hoghton (Near Preston) PR5 0SG. Directions: Hoghton Village Hall is situated on the A675 which is best access from Junction Three of the M65. Coming from the M65 - Follow the signs for Hoghton Towers and it is situated on the left side of the road 2 minutes past the Hoghton Towers entrance.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 13 April 2024: The Orchid Society of Great Britain Spring Orchid Show at Squire’s Garden Centre in Shepperton


On Saturday 13th April 2024, the Orchid Society of Great Britain are holding their Spring Orchid Show at Squire's Garden Centre in Shepperton - Squire's Garden Centre, Halliford Road, Upper Halliford, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8SG. This fantastic event will be a dream come true for orchid lovers! The OSGB Spring Show is an open flower show that anyone can enter - you don't need to be a member of the Orchid Society of Great Britain - just bring along your orchid in the morning. Orchid entries can be received from 9.30am. Judging takes place at 11am and plants can be collected at 4.30pm. Visitors will be able to admire a wide range of interesting and unusual orchids at this special show. Visitors can purchase orchids from Squire's Garden Centre, Spicesotic Plants, Orchid Alchemy, and OSGB members at this very special event. Squire's also sell houseplants, garden plants, pots, tools, gifts, etc.. Squire's at Shepperton have a newly refurbished Café Bar that offers breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. The Café Bar has distinct seating areas to choose from including the main Café Bar, a sophisticated afternoon tea area with piano, a coffee lounge, and a special family-friendly area, as well as outdoor seating. There's free parking. Squire's in Shepperton is a 20 minute walk from the train station or a short taxi ride from the station. This Garden Centre will be open from 9am until 6pm. For more information about the Orchid Society of Great Britain, please click here.

 Sunday 14 April 2024: North East of England Orchid Society Annual Show


On Sunday 14th April 2024, the North East of England Orchid Society are holding their Annual Show at Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, Durham, Co Durham, DH6 5AT.  This show opens from 11am until 4pm.  Visitors can admire orchid displays and purchase plants at this lovely event.

 Thursday 18 April 2024 - Sunday 21 April 2024: RHS Urban Show at Depot Mayfield


The RHS is holding its new Urban Show on Thursday 18th April 2024, Friday 19th April 2024, Saturday 20th April 2024, and Sunday 21 April 2024 at Depot Mayfield, Baring Street, Manchester, M1 2PY.  Morning sessions are from 10am until 2.30pm and afternoon sessions are from 2.30pm until 7pm. This brand new show celebrates urban gardens, from windowsill houseplants to the city courtyard oasis. Don’t miss the chance be a part of this new immersive gardening experience! For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 20 April 2024 - Sunday 21 April 2024: Burnham Nurseries & Orchid Paradise Open Weekend


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Open Weekend - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, on Saturday 20th April 2024 and Sunday 21st April 2024.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 20 April 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society 16th Spalding Cactus Mart


Saturday 20th April 2024 from 10am until 3pm at Holbeach Community Centre, Fishpond Lane, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, West Midlands, PE12 7DE.  Visitors can buy plants from 15 leading nurseries at this special event. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 20 April 2024: United Kingdom Pop Up Orchid Plant Sale


On Saturday 20th April 2024, Eucangenera and Spicesotic Plants are holding a Pop Up Orchid Plant Sale at Townley Hall, the Fulbourn Centre, Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, CB21 5BS.  Visit Spicesotic Plants' website and see the plants they have for sale. View Eucangenera's website and place your orders in advice, here's a link.  For more information, please click here.  

 Sunday 21 April 2024: East Midlands Orchid Society: Miniature Orchids a talk by Trey Sanders from Orchid Botanics


On Sunday 21st April 2024, East Midlands Orchid Society are holding their meeting from 2pm until 4pm at Bottesford Village Hall, Belvoir Road, Bottesford, Nottingham, NG13 0BG. Attendees can also purchase orchids at this lovely event. Visitors and new members are very welcome.

 Wednesday 24 April 2024: Suffolk Orchid Society Meeting


Suffolk Orchid Society meet on the last Wednesday of each month except July, August and December at St. Michael's Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3PL. Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish about 9.15pm. There are usually display tables with members' orchids in flower, and a visiting speaker or other topic of interest for discussion.

 Friday 26 April 2024: The Love & Passion of the Jewel Orchids: a talk by Speaker Reshma of Ugly Planting


On Friday 26th April 2024, Bournemouth Orchid Society are meeting at 7pm at 39 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3NS. For information on how to join Bournemouth Orchid Society, please click here.

 Saturday 27 April 2024: Cornwall Orchid Society Annual Show 2024


Cornwall Orchid Society are holding their Annual Show on Sunday 27th April 2024 at Chacewater Village Hall, Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 8PZ.  This lovely Show opens from 11am until 4pm. Burnham Nurseries will be selling orchids at this event.

 Saturday 27 April 2024: Central Orchid Society Spring Show


On Saturday 27th April 2024, the Central Orchid Society are holding their Spring Show from 11am until 4pm at Perton Church Hall, Anders Square, Perton, near Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 7QH.  Visitors can admire orchid displays and purchase plants from sellers, including Spicesotic Plants at this lovely event.  Entry is £2 and parking is free.  

 Saturday 27 April 2024: Forest Green Plant Sale


There will be a small but lovely Plant Sale on Saturday 27th April 2024 from 10.30am until 2pm in the marquee behind The Parrot, Horsham Road, Forest Green, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 5RZ.  Check the marquee first, but if it's raining, the Plant Sale might be held in Forest Green's Village Hall, which is just South of the Parrot. There will be plants grown in peat-free compost for sale, including flowering plants, vegetable seedlings, and a few houseplants, too! Plants sold in aid of St Catherine's Hospice.

 Saturday 27 April 2024: Chelsea Physic Garden Open Day & Plant Fair


On Saturday 27th April 2024, the Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS, will be opening their garden for free to visitors from 10am until 5pm.  There's a Plant Fair with over 30 stalls including succulents, houseplants, and garden plants, for all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors to the Chelsea Physic Garden can be found here.

 Saturday 27 April 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society AGM


The British Cactus and Succulent Society AGM starts at 11am on Saturday 27th April 2024 at Leicester East Forest Parish Hall, Kings Drive, Leicester Forest East, Leicester, East Midlands, LE3 3JE. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 28 April 2024: Harrogate Orchid Society Meeting: Cymbidiums a talk by Nick Gilliam


On Sunday 28th April 2024, Harrogate Orchid Society will be meeting from 10am until 1pm at Pool Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1LG.

May 2024

 Wednesday 1 May 2024: Burnham Nurseries’ Orchid Clinic


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Orchid Clinic - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, to give advice, help with any orchid problems and re-pot orchids.  For all the details, please click here.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 4 May 2024: Orchid Society of Great Britain Talk: The history of trade of Colombian Orchids in the UK during the 19th Century by Camilo Uribe Botta


  On Saturday 4th May 2024, the Orchid Society of Great Britain are holding this meeting in the small room at Cole Court, 150 London Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 1HD. Doors open at 1.15pm, meeting starts at 2.30pm. Colombia is the richest country in the world in orchids, with more than 4,270 species! The national flower, Cattleya trianae, symbolises the beauty and richness of Colombian biodiversity. In this presentation, Camilo Uribe Botta will talk about the story behind the success of Colombian orchids during the 19th century. It is a rich and complex story of speculation, danger, and success. There will be an OSGB Members' display table and members orchids sales table at this event. For more information about the Orchid Society of Great Britain, please click here. OSGB members enjoy a varied programme of talks and events. To become a member of the Orchid Society of Great Britain, visit their website.  

 Saturday 4 May 2024: Bristol Cactus Society: The Tom Mogg Memorial Meeting: Speaker – Mr Ian Woolnough “Mexico 2022”


On Saturday 4th May 2024 from 2.30pm until 5pm at William Slatter Room, Filton Community Centre, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PS. Non-members pay £3 (unless they join up as a member) free entry for members. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 4 May 2024: Devon Orchid Society 47th Annual Spring Show


On Sunday 4th May 2024, The Devon Orchid Society are holding their 46th Annual Spring Show from 10.30am until 4pm, at Budleigh Salterton Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6RJ. Visitors can admire orchid displays and purchase plants at this lovely event. The show contact is Nicola Wakley: nwakley@googlemail.com  

 Saturday 4 May 2024: The North West Cactus Mart


The North West Cactus Mart is on from 10.15am until 2pm on Saturday 4th May 2024 at St Thomas More Church Hall, Kirkway, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1PP. There will be a wide range of growers selling plants at this event. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 5 May 2024: Tobacco Factory Sunday Market


Tobacco Factory Sunday Market will be held from 10am until 2.30pm at Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF. There are around 60 stall holders at this weekly market. Stall holders vary each week but often include growers selling houseplants and garden plants raised in peat-free compost. Tobacco Factory Sunday Market is a superb place to purchase food, crafts, and produce, made and grown in the local area. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 8 May 2024: Darlington & District Orchid Society Meeting


On Wednesday 8th May 2024, Darlington & District Orchid Society are meeting from 2.30pm until 4.30pm at Sadberge Village Hall, 1 Darlington Road, Sadberge, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1SA.

 Thursday 9 May 2024 - Sunday 12 May 2024: RHS Malvern Spring Festival


Thursday 9th May 2024, Friday 10th May 2024, Saturday 11th May 2024, and Sunday 12th May 2024 - RHS Malvern Spring Festival at Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW.  Visitors can explore the floral marque and purchase plants from a wide range of specialist nurseries at this special festival. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 11 May 2024: Plant Sale


The Friends of Whirlow Brook Park are holding a Plant Sale from 10am until 12 noon on Saturday 11th May 2024 at Whirlow Brook Park, Ecclesall Road, South Sheffield, Yorkshire, S11 9QD. Swap your spare plants or buy some. Flowers, herbs, veg, houseplants, & Bents Green Nursery. Tool sharpening. This event is in aid of a kids wild play area. Whirlow Brook Park is a superb 1920's designed garden including shrubberies, rock garden, lily pond, and lawns. The adjacent woodland links into the Sheffield Round Walk. Easily accessible on public transport. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 11 May 2024: Essex Orchid Society AGM & Auction


Saturday 11th May 2024, Essex Orchid Society's AGM & Auction at South Green Memorial Hall, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2PR. Doors open at 1.30pm; the meeting starts at 2pm and finishes at 4pm.

 Saturday 11 May 2024: Rebutia, Aylostera & Weingartia (incl. Sulcorebutia) National Collection Open Day & Plant Sale


Saturday 11th May 2024 - Rebutia, Aylostera & Weingartia (incl. Sulcorebutia) National Collection Open Day & Plant Sale from 10am until 5pm at South Meiklemoss, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB41 8SB.  See these fascinating plants at their peak flowering time by visiting from 10am until 1pm - as many of the flowers close in the afternoon.  For all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 11 May 2024: North of England Orchid Society Meeting


On Saturday 11th May 2024, the North of England Orchid Society are holding this meeting from 10am until 3pm at Rixton with Glazebrook Village Hall, Manchester Road, Rixton, Hollins Green, Warrington. Cheshire, WA3 6JZ. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 11 May 2024 - Sunday 12 May 2024: Glasgow Botanic Gardens’ Orchid Fair held in association with the Scottish Orchid Society


On Saturday 11th May 2024 and Sunday 12th May 2024, Glasgow Botanic Gardens' Orchid Fair will be held from 10am until 4pm at Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0UE.  This Orchid Fair is organised jointly between Glasgow Botanic Garden and the Scottish Orchid Society.  Nurseries selling plants and orchid sundries usually include: Burnham Nurseries, Orchid Alchemy, and Peter White.  The Scottish Orchid Society, visiting orchid societies, and Helen Milner put on displays.  There will also be tours, talks, and orchid advice.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 11 May 2024: Elite Orchids Open Day


Elite Orchids are an orchid nursery near Gloucester (Elite Orchids, Velthouse Farm, Elmore, Gloucester, GL2 3NY) that specialise in growing Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Psychopsis, and Bulbophyllum orchids. Elite Orchids are holding open days from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 11th May 2024. Visitors to Elite Orchids will be able to meet their grower, Mark Turner, take a tour of the glasshouses and buy plants. Due to the size of the site, the amount of people wanting to attend and catering limitations numbers are limited to 25 people per day. The event is free (although Elite Orchids ask for donations for charity) but you must book your space via Eventbrite. Please click this link and book your ticket to reserve your place.  

 Sunday 12 May 2024: Elite Orchids Open Day


Elite Orchids are an orchid nursery near Gloucester (Elite Orchids, Velthouse Farm, Elmore, Gloucester, GL2 3NY) that specialise in growing Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Psychopsis, and Bulbophyllum orchids.  Elite Orchids are holding open days from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 12th May 2024. Visitors to Elite Orchids will be able to meet their grower, Mark Turner, take a tour of the glasshouses and buy plants. Due to the size of the site, the amount of people wanting to attend and catering limitations numbers are limited to 25 people per day. The event is free (although Elite Orchids ask for donations for charity) but you must book your space via Eventbrite. Please click this link and book your ticket to reserve your place.  

 Thursday 16 May 2024: Busby and Clarkston Horticultural Society Plant Swap Night


Busby and Clarkston Horticultural Society Plant Swap Night from 7.30pm until 9.30pm on Thursday 16th May 2024 at Clarkston Hall, Clarkston Road, Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Scotland, G76 8NE. A free & easy night with fun, plant swaps, slide show, quizzes and anything else the society can come up with. Sometimes a surprise, topical guest speaker. Proceeds of plant swap go to charity. The event will conclude with an always entertaining raffle. Please bring a mug for tea/coffee to reduce single-use cups. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 18 May 2024 - Sunday 19 May 2024: Burnham Nurseries & Orchid Paradise Open Weekend


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Open Weekend - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, on Saturday 18th May 2024 and Sunday 19th May 2024.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 18 May 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Cornwall Branch Show


British Cactus and Succulent Society Cornwall Branch Show is from 10am until 4pm at Mills Hall, Carharrack, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5RJ. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 18 May 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Bromley Branch Show


British Cactus and Succulent Society Bromley Branch Show is on from 10.30am until 3.30pm on Saturday 18th May 2024 at Keston Village Hall, 132 Heathfield Road, Keston, Kent, BR2 6BF. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 18 May 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society High Wycombe Branch Show


British Cactus and Succulent Society High Wycombe Branch Show is on from 10.30am until 3.30pm on Saturday 18th May 2024 at West Wycombe Village Hall, High Street, West Wycombe, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3AB. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 18 May 2024: British Cactus & Succulent Society South Wales Show


The British Cactus & Succulent Society South Wales Show will be held from 10am until 4pm at the Graig Community Centre, Cowshed Lane, Bassaleg, Newport, Wales, NP10 8LG. There will be plants for sale and experts on hand to answer your questions. Visitors can admire a wide range of prize winning cacti and succulents. Entry is £1 with free entry for children. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 19 May 2024: East Midlands Orchid Society Meeting: Growing Orchids on a Windowsill: a talk by Keith Jackson


On Sunday 19th May 2024, East Midlands Orchid Society are holding their meeting from 2pm until 4pm at Bottesford Village Hall, Belvoir Road, Bottesford, Nottingham, NG13 0BG. Attendees can also purchase orchids at this lovely event. Visitors and new members are very welcome.

 Monday 20 May 2024: Houseplants: a talk by Geoff Hawkins


On Monday 20th May 2024, Basingstoke Horticultural Society (BHS) are meeting at Kempshott Village Hall, Stratton Park, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 5HN. This meeting starts at 7.30pm. Admission: Members £2, Visitors £3, to include refreshments and a Raffle Ticket. ALL WELCOME. (Membership – £7.50 per person, Unwaged £5)

 Tuesday 21 May 2024 - Saturday 25 May 2024: RHS Chelsea Flower Show


Tuesday 21st May 2024Wednesday 22nd May 2024Thursday 23rd May 2024Friday 24th May 2024, Saturday 25th May 2024 – The RHS Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL.  The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is open from 8am until 8pm from Monday to Friday, and from 8am until 5.30pm on Saturday, with the plant sell-off commencing at 4pm on Saturday.  For ticket prices and to purchase tickets online, please click here. To see my photographs and articles about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, please click here.  For all the details and information about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024, please click here. Information for disabled visitors planning a trip to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show can be found here.

 Saturday 25 May 2024: Central Orchid Society Meeting


On Saturday 25th May 2024, the Central Orchid Society are holding their meeting at 2pm at Perton Church Hall, Anders Square, Perton, near Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 7QH.  For more information about the Central Orchid Society, please click here.

 Saturday 25 May 2024: Scrap Plant Sale and Seed Swap – table bookings


From 10am until 3pm on Saturday 25th May 2024 at Scrap Creative Reuse Arts Project Ltd​, First Floor, The Spinning Mill Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5UJ. Stalls are available for just £5. Bring your seedlings, excess seeds and gathered seeds - we're looking for fruit, veg and flowers, PLUS houseplants, unwanted gardening tools, pots, books and accessories. This event will be ideal for gardeners and allotmenteers alike, as well as houseplant collectors. A perfect chance to share and learn from others. Book a stall now and start sowing! Please secure your table via this link - there are limited stalls available which will be secured by a £5 non-refundable booking fee for a 6ft trestle tables (provided by us). For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 25 May 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Bristol Branch Cacti and Succulent Show


On Saturday 25th May 2024 from 10.30am until 4pm at Portishead Youth Centre, Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7DD. Categories for best cacti, succulents and Lithops. See some of the best exotic plants from UK members. Plants for sale from members and traders. Learn how to care for your plants. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 25 May 2024: British Cactus & Succulent Society Fife Branch BCSS Annual Show


British Cactus & Succulent Society Fife Branch BCSS Annual Show is on Saturday 25th May 2024 from 10am until 3.30pm at Leven Parish Church Hall, 7 Durie Street, Leven, Fife, Scotland, KY8 4HA. In addition to the many exhibits, there will be plants for sale. Coffee, tea, soup and rolls will also be available. Admission and parking are FREE and the church is on many bus routes at the Scoonie Kirk stop. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 29 May 2024: Suffolk Orchid Society Meeting


Suffolk Orchid Society meet on the last Wednesday of each month except July, August and December at St. Michael's Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3PL. Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish about 9.15pm. There are usually display tables with members' orchids in flower, and a visiting speaker or other topic of interest for discussion.

 Friday 31 May 2024: Bournemouth Orchid Society AGM & Plant Auction


On Friday 31st May 2024 at 7pm, Bournemouth Orchid Society are holding their AGM and Plant Auction at 39 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3NS. For more information, please click here.

June 2024

 Saturday 1 June 2024: Orchid Society of Great Britain AGM


On Saturday 1st June 2024, the Orchid Society of Great Britain are holding their meeting in the small room at Cole Court, 150 London Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 1HD.  Doors open at 1.15pm, the meeting starts at 2.30pm.  There will be an OSGB Members' Show Table, the OSGB Library, and an OSGB Members' Orchid Sales Table at this meeting.  Refreshments will be available.  For more information about the Orchid Society of Great Britain, please click here.  

 Saturday 1 June 2024: North of England Orchid Society Meeting


On Saturday 1st June 2024, the North of England Orchid Society are holding their meeting from 10am until 3pm at Hoghton Village Hall, Blackburn Old Road, Hoghton (Near Preston) PR5 0SG. Directions: Hoghton Village Hall is situated on the A675 which is best access from Junction Three of the M65. Coming from the M65 - Follow the signs for Hoghton Towers and it is situated on the left side of the road 2 minutes past the Hoghton Towers entrance.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024: Open Day to See the National Collection of Carnivorous Plants (Dionaea, Sarracenia)


On Saturday 1st June 2024 from 10am until 5pm at Beaufort, Telford, Shropshire, West Midlands, TF2 7BP. This is a chance see the Sarracenia at their best The collection has more than 3,500 plants in the main collection greenhouse and there's a separate greenhouse with plants for sale. The Dionaea (venus flytrap) collection has it's own greenhouse with many hundred of plants. Refreshments served through the day and tours provided. Free entry. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Gloucester Branch Show


British Cactus and Succulent Society Gloucester Branch Show is on Saturday 1st June 2024 from 11am until 4.30pm at Norton Village Hall, Old Tewkesbury Road, Norton, Gloucester, GL2 9LJ. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Portsmouth and District Branch Summer Show


British Cactus and Succulent Society Portsmouth and District Branch Summer Show is on from 10am to 4pm (Plant Sales until 3.30pm) on Saturday 1st June 2024 at Christ Church Portsdown, London Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3NB. Come and see a large number of prize winning cacti and succulents. Experts will be on hand to talk about your plants. Join the Branch and learn more about your hobby. Refreshments available and a large number of plants for sale from David Neville, Cliff Thompson and branch members. £1.50 Entry, Children under 12 free. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 2 June 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Sheffield Branch & Mammillaria Society Show


British Cactus and Succulent Society Sheffield Branch Show is on from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday 1st June 2024 and from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 2nd June 2024 at The Dorothy Fox Centre, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2LN.This the 67th Annual Sheffield Branch show, incorporating for the first time a Mammillaria Society section. The event will consist of a competitive judged show of members plants, with plants for sale. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Entry to the Botanical Gardens, and Show is free. Entry forms and schedule are available here.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 2 June 2024: Tobacco Factory Sunday Market


Tobacco Factory Sunday Market will be held from 10am until 2.30pm at Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF. There are around 60 stall holders at this weekly market. Stall holders vary each week but often include growers selling houseplants and garden plants raised in peat-free compost. Tobacco Factory Sunday Market is a superb place to purchase food, crafts, and produce, made and grown in the local area. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 5 June 2024: Burnham Nurseries’ Orchid Clinic


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Orchid Clinic - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, to give advice, help with any orchid problems and re-pot orchids.  For all the details, please click here.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Friday 7 June 2024: Visit the Hoyland Plant Centre!


From 10am until 12 noon on Friday 7th June 2024 visit the Hoyland Plant Centre to see the new developments at Steve & Elaine Hickman's nursery to include National Collections of Agapanthus, Tulbaghia and Clivia at Hoyland Plant Centre, Hoyland, Yorkshire, S74 9PZ. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 8 June 2024 - Sunday 9 June 2024: Burnham Nurseries & Orchid Paradise Open Weekend


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Open Weekend - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, on Saturday 8th June 2024 and Sunday 9th June 2024.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 8 June 2024: Wessex Orchid Society Annual General Meeting & Auction


On Saturday 8th June 2024, Wessex Orchid Society are holding their Annual General Meeting & Auction at Portchester Parish Hall, 1 Assheton Court, Portchester, PO16 9PS (Exit J11 M27) what3words: blank.wanted.return. Parking is free near the venue.

 Saturday 8 June 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Bradford Branch Show


British Cactus and Succulent Society Bradford Branch Show is on from 10.30am until 3pm at Woodbank Garden Centre, Harden Road, Harden, Bingley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD16 1BE. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 12 June 2024: Darlington & District Orchid Society Meeting


On Wednesday 12th June 2024, Darlington & District Orchid Society are meeting from 2.30pm until 4.30pm at Sadberge Village Hall, 1 Darlington Road, Sadberge, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1SA.

 Thursday 13 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: BBC Gardeners’ World Live


Thursday 13th June 2024, Friday 14th June 2024, Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024 – BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT. Opening from 9am until 6pm; for all the details, please click here. For ticket pricing and to book tickets online, please click here. Information for disabled visitors to BBC Gardeners’ World Live can be found here.

 Thursday 13 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: The International Orchid Show at Gardeners’ World Live


Thursday 13th June 2024, Friday 14th June 2024, Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024 –The International Orchid Show at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT. Opening from 9am until 6pm; for all the details, please click here. For ticket pricing and to book tickets online, please click here. Information for disabled visitors to BBC Gardeners’ World Live can be found here. Orchid lovers can explore the wonders of the International Orchid Show at Gardeners' World Live. Twelve orchid nurseries, including overseas nurseries, plus around twenty orchid societies will be exhibiting. There's also a Houseplant Market, Floral Marque, and Houseplant Hub at Gardeners' World Live! NB: Orchid Society of Great Britain members can purchase reduced priced tickets for £12 per day (usual price £28-£29).  Find more info on the OSGB website, including information on how to become a member of the Orchid Society of Great Britain.

 Saturday 15 June 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Wiltshire Branch Show


British Cactus and Succulent Society Wiltshire Branch Show is on from 11am until 3.30pm at Melksham Assembly Hall, Market Place, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ES. Admission £1 (accompanied children free). Plant sales, Bonsai display, Refreshments. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Open Day at Lullingstone Castle’s World Garden


On Sunday 16th June 2024, The World Garden at Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford, Kent, DA4 0JA will be opening from 11am until 5pm for the NGS.  For more details, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Tatterford Open Gardens


Tatterford Open Gardens is from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 16th June 2024 at Tatterford, near Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7AZ. Tatterford is a truly rural village and many of the gardeners use their outdoor space to provide food for use throughout the year. You can see "no dig" raised beds in action, the happy and non-destructive integration of poultry, traditional cottage gardens, and wildlife ponds. Two of the gardens are also used to exhibit sculpture and other intriguing ornaments. This is the first opportunity to see the gardens, as this is Tatterford's first Open Garden event. There will be houseplants, outdoor flowering, and vegetable plants for sale, all grown by Tatterford villagers. For more information, please click here.

 Friday 21 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Blenheim Palace Flower Show


Friday 21st June 2024, Saturday 22nd June 2024, and Sunday 23rd June 2024 - Blenheim Palace Flower Show, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1UL.  For all the details about this popular flower show, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Friday 21 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Summer Garden Weekend at RHS Harlow Carr


On Friday 21st June 2024, Saturday 22nd June 2024, Sunday 23rd June 2024, the RHS are holding a Summer Garden Weekend from 9.30am until 5pm at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB. Potting Shed Talks and Demos: Join RHS Garden Advisor, Martin Fish and his wife Jill for potting shed talks and demonstrations. Gain valuable insights into what to plant in your garden and how to plan for a bountiful year of garden produce. Specialist Plant Nurseries: Stock up on a stunning array of plants and get your garden ready for a season of splendour. Explore specialist plant nurseries with unique offerings to transform your outdoor space. Floral Magic by Jonathan Moseley: Witness the artistry of Jonathan Moseley as he weaves floral wonders from cut flowers sourced right from our garden. Prepare to be enchanted by his breath-taking displays and ideas that you can try when you get home. RHS Advisory Service: Got burning questions about your plants? The RHS Advisory Service will be on hand to provide expert answers and guidance to ensure your garden thrives. There will also be live music. This event is included with the usual garden entry fee; for more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Summer Plant & Garden Fair at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens


Sunday 23rd June 2024 – Plant & Garden Fair at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Buller’s Way, Abbotsbury, Nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA.  This plant fair opens from 10am until 3pm; visitors can purchase a wide range of plants and explore the subtropical gardens.  For all the details, please click here.

 Tuesday 25 June 2024 - Thursday 27 June 2024: Glee


Tuesday 25th June 2024 (9am until 6pm), Wednesday 26th June 2024 (9am until 6pm), and Thursday 27th June 2024 (9am until 4pm) - Glee at the NEC Birmingham, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT.  For all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 26 June 2024 - Thursday 27 June 2024: The Royal Norfolk Show


The Royal Norfolk Show is on Wednesday 26th June 2024 and Thursday 27th June 2024 at Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 0TT. Gates open 8am. Show closes at 8pm on Wednesday and on 7pm on Thursday. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 26 June 2024: Suffolk Orchid Society Meeting


Suffolk Orchid Society meet on the last Wednesday of each month except July, August and December at St. Michael's Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3PL. Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish about 9.15pm. There are usually display tables with members' orchids in flower, and a visiting speaker or other topic of interest for discussion.

 Saturday 29 June 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society South West Succulent and Exotic Plant Fair


British Cactus and Succulent Society South West Succulent and Exotic Plant Fair is on Saturday 29th June 2024 from 9.30am until 1.30pm at Portishead Youth Centre, Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7DD.  For more information, please click here.

July 2024

 Monday 1 July 2024: Merstham Horticultural Society Plant Swap and Social Evening


Merstham Horticultural Society will be meeting at 7.45pm (for 8pm) on Monday 1st July 2024 at Canada Hall, 362 Battlebridge Lane, Merstham, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 3LH. This meeting runs from 7.45pm (for 8 pm) until 10pm. Want more information? Contact Gina Hewitt: 01737772201.

 Tuesday 2 July 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival


Tuesday 2nd July 2024, Wednesday 3rd July 2024, Thursday 4th July 2024, Friday 5th July 2024, Saturday 6th July 2024, Sunday 7th July 2024, – RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU.  Visitors can purchase plants from a wide range of specialist nurseries and expert growers at Hampton Court Garden Festival; this is a wonderful place to buy plants!  Orchid and houseplant enthusiasts will be creating orchid displays for this event.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 3 July 2024: Renishaw Hall NGS Open Day & chance to see the National Collection of Yukka


Renishaw Hall are holding an NGS Open Day from 10.30 until 4.30pm on Wednesday 3rd July 2024. at Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Renishaw Park, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S21 3WB. There will be plants for sale. For information on how to get to Renishaw Hall, please click here. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 3 July 2024: Burnham Nurseries’ Orchid Clinic


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Orchid Clinic - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, to give advice, help with any orchid problems and re-pot orchids.  For all the details, please click here.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 6 July 2024: North of England Orchid Society Annual Show


On Saturday 6th July 2024, the North of England Orchid Society are holding their Annual Show from 10am until 4pm at Barton Village Hall, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5AA.  Visitors can admire orchid displays and purchase orchids from Burnham Nurseries, Phoenix Orchids, Orchidalchemy, and Orchid accessories at this lovely event.

 Sunday 7 July 2024: Tobacco Factory Sunday Market


Tobacco Factory Sunday Market will be held from 10am until 2.30pm at Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF. There are around 60 stall holders at this weekly market. Stall holders vary each week but often include growers selling houseplants and garden plants raised in peat-free compost. Tobacco Factory Sunday Market is a superb place to purchase food, crafts, and produce, made and grown in the local area. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 10 July 2024: Darlington & District Orchid Society Meeting


On Wednesday 10th July 2024, Darlington & District Orchid Society are meeting from 2.30pm until 4.30pm at Sadberge Village Hall, 1 Darlington Road, Sadberge, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1SA.

 Saturday 13 July 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Oxford Branch & Mammillaria Society Show


The British Cactus and Succulent Society Oxford Branch & Mammillaria Society Show is on Saturday 13th July 2024 at Old Mill Hall, Grove, Oxford, OX12 7LB. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 17 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024: RHS Flower Show Tatton Park


Wednesday 17th July 2024Thursday 18th July 2024Friday 19th July 2024Saturday 20th July 2024Sunday 21st July 2024 – RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Sunday 21 July 2024: Chenies Manor Plant Fair


Chenies Manor Plant Fair, opens from 9.30am until 5pm on Sunday 21st July 2024 at Chenies Manor, Chenies, Rickmansworth, Buckinghamshire, WD3 6ER.  Visitors can purchase rare plants from specialist nurseries as well as pottery, gardening tools and sundries.  This Plant Fair is a lovely opportunity to see the gardens at Chenies in summertime. Please note: the house will be closed. Entry fees vary according to the time of your visit; for all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 27 July 2024: British Cactus & Succulent Society Midlands Show


British Cactus & Succulent Society Midlands Show is on from 10:30am until 3:30pm on Saturday 27th July 2024 at Wollaton Park Community Centre, 15 Harrow Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, East Midlands, NG8 1FG. Cactus plant sales from Ian Armstrong, Woodside Cacti, Alan Pocock, Bob and Beryl Potter and Branch sales. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 31 July 2024 - Sunday 4 August 2024: RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show


Wednesday 31st July 2024Thursday 1st August 2024Friday 2nd August 2024Saturday 3rd August 2024, and Sunday 4th August 2024 – RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show, RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8RA.  Visitors can purchase plants from specialist nurseries and expert growers at this event.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

August 2024

 Friday 2 August 2024 - Tuesday 6 August 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Cactus Explorer Club Weekend 2024


The British Cactus and Succulent Society Cactus Explorer Club Weekend 2024 is on Friday 2nd August 2024, Saturday 3rd August 2024, Sunday 4th August 2024, Monday 5th August 2024, and Tuesday 6th August 2024 at the Hilton Hotel, Leicester, East Midlands, LE19 1WQ (next to M1 junction 21). Residential weekend starting with registration on Friday afternoon and finishing on Sunday afternoon. About 15 talks and plant sales. Cost approximately £260 for all meals and overnight accommodation. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 3 August 2024 - Sunday 4 August 2024: Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show & Orchids for Everyone Event


On Saturday 3rd August 2024 and Sunday 4th August 2024 - Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show will be held from 10am until 4pm at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB.  Visitors can admire orchid displays and purchase orchids from specialist growers at this lovely show. Orchids for sale, displays from Orchid Societies, orchid talks, and demonstrations. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 3 August 2024 - Sunday 4 August 2024: Meet the Orchid Experts at RHS Garden Harlow Carr


Saturday 3rd August 2024 and Sunday 4th August 2024  – Meet the Orchid Experts at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB. Visitors can admire magnificent orchid plants grown by the Harrogate Orchid Society and expert orchid growers at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Admire orchid displays and enjoy orchid demonstrations and get advice on how to grow your own orchids. Burnham Orchids is also selling a selection of beautiful orchids outside the Learning Centre on Saturday and Sunday until 4pm. For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Sunday 4 August 2024: Tobacco Factory Sunday Market


Tobacco Factory Sunday Market will be held from 10am until 2.30pm at Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF. There are around 60 stall holders at this weekly market. Stall holders vary each week but often include growers selling houseplants and garden plants raised in peat-free compost. Tobacco Factory Sunday Market is a superb place to purchase food, crafts, and produce, made and grown in the local area. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 7 August 2024: Burnham Nurseries’ Orchid Clinic


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Orchid Clinic - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, to give advice, help with any orchid problems and re-pot orchids.  For all the details, please click here.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Friday 9 August 2024 - Saturday 10 August 2024: Shrewsbury Flower Show


Friday 9th August 2024 and Saturday 10th August 2024 - Shrewsbury Flower Show at The Quarry, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, West Midlands, SY1 1RN. Shrewsbury Flower Show is one of the country’s Premier Flower Show events, attracting top exhibitors from all over the country. For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 10 August 2024 - Sunday 11 August 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Plant Mart


British Cactus and Succulent Society Plant Mart is on Saturday 10th August 2024 and Sunday 11th August 2024 at NAEC, Stoneleigh, Keniworth, Warwickshire, West Midlands, CV8 2LZ. This is a new event for the BCSS, it's a National event in lieu of a Convention. The focus will be on plant sales, but there will also be talks and other attractions. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 10 August 2024: North of England Orchid Society Meeting


On Saturday 10th August 2024, the North of England Orchid Society are holding their meeting from 10am until 3pm at Rixton with Glazebrook Village Hall, Manchester Road, Rixton, Hollins Green, Warrington. Cheshire, WA3 6JZ. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 10 August 2024 - Sunday 11 August 2024: British Cactus & Succulent Society National Plant Fair


British Cactus & Succulent Society National Plant Fair is on Saturday 10th August 2024 and Sunday 11th August 2024 at NAEC, Stoneleigh, Keniworth, Warwickshire, West Midlands, CV8 2LG (select CV8 2LH on sat nav).  The focus will be on plant sales, but there will also be talks and other attractions. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 10 August 2024: Disley & Lyme Horticultural Society Annual Show


Disley & Lyme Horticultural Society Annual Show is on Saturday 10th August 2024 at Disley Amalgamated Sports Club, Jacksons Edge Road, Disley, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK12 2JR. The British Cactus and Succulent Society, the East Cheshire Alpine Society, and Manchester Bonsai Society will all be selling plants at this special event.

 Wednesday 14 August 2024: Darlington & District Orchid Society Meeting


On Wednesday 14th August 2024, Darlington & District Orchid Society are meeting from 2.30pm until 4.30pm at Sadberge Village Hall, 1 Darlington Road, Sadberge, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1SA.

 Thursday 15 August 2024 - Sunday 18 August 2024: Southport Flower Show


Thursday 15th August 2024, Friday 16th August 2024, Saturday 17th August 2024, Sunday 18th August 2024 - Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1RX.  Visitors can purchase plants from a wide range of specialist growers at this Summer Festival.  Attendees can also enjoy gardening talks, show gardens, and refreshments. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Friday 16 August 2024 - Sunday 18 August 2024: RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show


Friday 16th August 2024Saturday 17th August 2024, and Sunday 18th August 2024 – RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH.  Visitors can purchase plants plants from a wide range of specialist nurseries at this flower show.  For all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 17 August 2024 - Sunday 18 August 2024: Burnham Nurseries & Orchid Paradise Open Weekend


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Open Weekend - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, on Saturday 17th August 2024 and Sunday 18th August 2024.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 17 August 2024 - Sunday 18 August 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Event at RHS Bridgewater


Saturday 17th August 2024 and Sunday 18th August 2024 - British Cactus and Succulent Society Event at RHS Bridgewater, Occupation Road, Off Leigh Road, Worsley, Salford, GREATER MANCHESTER, M28 2LJ. This will be a family event where there will be opportunities to paint your own pot and learn about cactus and succulents whilst having the opportunity to buy some unusual and interesting plants from a range of UK nurseries. For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Sunday 18 August 2024: Devon Orchid Society Meeting: Tropical Orchids without heat – Andrew Bannister, Orchid Alchemy (Andrew will be bringing plants to sell)


Devon Orchid Society are holding their meeting from 1.30pm on Sunday 18th August 2024 at Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 24 August 2024: Poynton Horticultural & Agricultural Show


Poynton Horticultural & Agricultural Show is on Saturday 24th August 2024 at Poynton Show Ground, South Park Drive, Poynton, SK12 1BS. Poynton is situated on the fringe of the Cheshire Plain and is 11 miles south-southeast of Manchester, 7 miles north of Macclesfield, and 5 miles south of Stockport. Poynton Show ground is a short, level walk from Poynton Town centre. Visitors can see a wide range of plants, including Gladiolus, Dahlias, Chrysanthemum, Carnations, vegetables, sweet peas, and the public can enter their plants in these shows. The British Cactus and Succulent Society Macclesfield & East Cheshire Branch Show. There is so much to see at Poynton Horticultural & Agricultural Show; to find out about the horticultural show classes, please click here. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 Friday 30 August 2024 - Sunday 1 September 2024: BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair


The first ever BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair will be held in the stunning grounds of Audley End House and Gardens, Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF, from 9.30am until 5pm on Friday 30th August 2024, Saturday 31st August 2023, and Sunday 1st September 2023. The Fair will promises the very best of autumn garden and plant inspiration with a wide range of stunning plants to purchase and take home with you. This year’s launch event will feature experts including Adam Frost and Joe Swift on the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage, along with magazine editors, and Plant Expert Tours in Audley End’s gardens, Beautiful Borders, APL (Association of Professional Landscapers) Small Gardens, and more. As with all BBC Gardeners’ World events, the Fair incorporates a BBC Good Food Market presenting specialist and seasonal produce to taste and buy. Visitors will enjoy all this plus toe-tapping live entertainment from the bandstand hosted by BBC TV presenter Chris Bavin and mouth-watering delights from a hand-picked selection of independent street food vendors, as well as live music.  To book your tickets, please click here.

September 2024

 Sunday 1 September 2024: Darlington & District Orchid Society Orchid Show


On Sunday 1st September 2024, Darlington & District Orchid Society are holding their Orchid Show at Durham Botanic Garden, Josephine Butler College, South Road, Durham, DH1 3DF. Visitors can admire orchid displays and purchase orchids at this special event.

 Sunday 1 September 2024: Durham Orchid Show


On Sunday 1st September 2024, Durham Orchid Show takes place from 10am until 4pm at Josephine Butler College, Durham University, Howlands Farm, South Road, Durham, DH1 3DF.  Visitors enjoy free entry and free parking.  Orchid growers and nurseries will be selling orchid plants and sundries at this special event.  Visitors can also enjoy orchid displays and get any orchid questions answered by experts.

 Sunday 1 September 2024: Chiswick Flower Market


Sunday 1st September 2024 - Chiswick Flower Market is held at Old Market Place outside George IV, Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR.  Chiswick Flower Market opens from 9.30am until 3pm.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 1 September 2024: Autumn Plant Fair at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens


Sunday 1st September 2024Autumn Plant Fair at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Buller’s Way, Abbotsbury, Nr Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4LA.  This plant fair opens from 10am until 3pm; visitors can purchase a wide range of plants and explore the subtropical gardens.  For all the details, please click here.

 Tuesday 3 September 2024 - Sunday 8 September 2024: RHS Wisley Flower Show & National Dahlia Society Show


On Tuesday 3rd September 2024, Wednesday 4th September 2024, Thursday 5th September 2024, Friday 6th September 2024Saturday 7th September 2024Sunday 8th September 2024 –Wisley Flower Show at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB.  This year is the 30th anniversary of this spectacular six-day floral extravaganza at RHS Garden Wisley, offering visitors the chance to browse, buy and seek advice from 55 nurseries and 21 garden trade stands.  Many of the nurseries you’ll find at The RHS Wisley Flower Show have won medals from the RHS for their stands at the RHS Chelsea and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows.  You’ll find inspiring displays, expert advice, the chance to purchase lots of beautiful plants from specialist nurseries and growers, together with the opportunity to explore the gardens at Wisley during their colourful late-summer peak.  The National Dahlia Society Annual Show, features over 100 competitive classes, including the Wisley Challenge Class and the People’s Dahlia Competition.  Beautiful floral displays from NAFAS are another special feature of this show.  You can read more about the RHS Wisley Flower Show and see photographs from the 2016 Wisley Flower Show here. Information for disabled visitors visiting RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

 Wednesday 4 September 2024: Burnham Nurseries’ Orchid Clinic


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Orchid Clinic - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, to give advice, help with any orchid problems and re-pot orchids.  For all the details, please click here.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 7 September 2024: North of England Orchid Society Meeting


On Saturday 7th September 2024, the North of England Orchid Society are meeting from 10am until 3pm at Hoghton Village Hall, Blackburn Old Road, Hoghton (Near Preston) PR5 0SG. Directions: Hoghton Village Hall is situated on the A675 which is best access from Junction Three of the M65. Coming from the M65 - Follow the signs for Hoghton Towers and it is situated on the left side of the road 2 minutes past the Hoghton Towers entrance.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 7 September 2024 - Sunday 8 September 2024: The Orchid Study Group’s Welsh Orchid Festival


Saturday 7th September 2024 (open from 10am until 5pm) and Sunday 8th September 2024 (open from 10am until 4pm) - The Orchid Study Group's Welsh Orchid Festival will be held from at Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthen, Wales, SA32 8QH.  Visitors can purchase rare orchid species and popular hybrids, as well as carnivorous plants, orchid companion plants, and botanical paintings. Two exciting days of orchids at Aberglasney Gardens. The weekend will be an opportunity for all orchid lovers to enjoy the very best of the UK’s orchid nurseries. With colourful and unusual species and popular hybrids for sale, as well as carnivorous plants, botanical paintings etc, there is sure to be something for everyone. There will also be experienced orchid growers on hand to provide advice and to help you with any cultivation problems you may have. Normal admission fees to the Gardens apply. Entry into the Orchid Festival and demonstrations is free.

 Saturday 7 September 2024: Solihull & District Orchid Society Members’ Plant Auction & AGM


On Saturday 7th September 2024, Solihull & District Orchid Society are hosting their meeting at St George & St Theresa's Parish Centre, 338 Station Road, Dorridge, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 8EZ. The hall opens at 1pm. At every Solihull & District Orchid Society meeting there is a Table Display where Members bring in their plants which are judged and discussed. Each plant is judged using the BOC points system with the Best Species, Best Hybrid, and Best Windowsill Grown Plant receiving a Trophy each calendar year. Solihull & District Orchid Society Membership is £15 for a Single Membership or £20 for a Joint Membership. Visitors are very welcome to attend this meeting. There will be a raffle and refreshments will be available. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 7 September 2024: Orchid Society of Great Britain Meeting


On Saturday 7th September 2024, The Orchid Society of Great Britain will be meeting at Cole Court, 150 London Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 1HD. Doors open at 1.15pm. Meeting starts at 2.30pm. There will be an Orchid Display Table at this meeting. Members may bring orchids to sell at this meeting. To become a member of the Orchid Society of Great Britain, please click here.

 Saturday 7 September 2024: Elite Orchids Open Day TBC


Elite Orchids are an orchid nursery near Gloucester (Elite Orchids, Velthouse Farm, Elmore, Gloucester, GL2 3NY) that specialise in growing Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Psychopsis, and Bulbophyllum orchids. Elite Orchids are holding open days from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 7th September 2024. Visitors to Elite Orchids will be able to meet their grower, Mark Turner, take a tour of the glasshouses and buy plants. Due to the size of the site, the amount of people wanting to attend and catering limitations numbers are limited to 25 people per day. The event is free (although Elite Orchids ask for donations for charity) but you must book your space via Eventbrite. Please click this link and book your ticket to reserve your place.  

 Sunday 8 September 2024: Tobacco Factory Sunday Market


Tobacco Factory Sunday Market will be held from 10am until 2.30pm at Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF. There are around 60 stall holders at this weekly market. Stall holders vary each week but often include growers selling houseplants and garden plants raised in peat-free compost. Tobacco Factory Sunday Market is a superb place to purchase food, crafts, and produce, made and grown in the local area. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 8 September 2024: Elite Orchids Open Day TBC


Elite Orchids are an orchid nursery near Gloucester (Elite Orchids, Velthouse Farm, Elmore, Gloucester, GL2 3NY) that specialise in growing Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Psychopsis, and Bulbophyllum orchids. Elite Orchids are holding open days from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 8th September 2024. Visitors to Elite Orchids will be able to meet their grower, Mark Turner, take a tour of the glasshouses and buy plants. Due to the size of the site, the amount of people wanting to attend and catering limitations numbers are limited to 25 people per day. The event is free (although Elite Orchids ask for donations for charity) but you must book your space via Eventbrite. Please click this link and book your ticket to reserve your place.  

 Wednesday 11 September 2024: Darlington & District Orchid Society Meeting


On Wednesday 11th September 2024, Darlington & District Orchid Society are meeting from 2.30pm until 4.30pm at Sadberge Village Hall, 1 Darlington Road, Sadberge, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1SA.

 Saturday 14 September 2024 - Sunday 15 September 2024: Burnham Nurseries & Orchid Paradise Open Weekend


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Open Weekend - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, on Saturday 14th September 2024 and Sunday 15th September 2024.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 14 September 2024 - Sunday 15 September 2024: Mexican Celebration Weekend: Cactus at the Castle!


On Saturday 14th September 2024 and Sunday 15th September 2024, The World Garden at Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford, Kent, DA4 0JA will be hosting the British Cactus & Succulent Review for ‘Cactus at the Castle’. Visitors will have the opportunity to browse and buy from leading nurseries and growers and take tours of the gardens. This event opens from 11am until 5pm.  For more details, please click here.

 Saturday 14 September 2024: The South Pennine Hardy Plant Society’s Autumn Plant Sale


The South Pennine Hardy Plant Society Group are holding their Autumn Plant Sale on Saturday 14th September 2024 from 11am until 3pm at Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2LN.  Visitors will find a wide and interesting selection of plants, including many hardy perennials, half-hardy perennials, some tender plants, house plants, shrubs, vegetables, and grasses - all at very reasonable prices. Expert growers will be back on hand to give help and advice. Payment by debit and credit cards, as well as cash. Please bring your own bags to help reduce the use of plastics - thank you. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 15 September 2024: Mapperton House Autumn Plant Fair


Sunday 15th September 2024 – Mapperton House Autumn Plant Fair, Mapperton, near Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 15 September 2024: National Collection of Spider Plants (Chlorophytum comosum cvs.) Open Day


Sunday 15th September 2024 - National Collection of Spider Plants (Chlorophytum comosum cvs.) Open Day and Plant Sale from 12 noon until 5pm at 52 Cobblers Bridge Road, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8NT. Visit National Collection holder Mercy Morris' home, greenhouse and garden and see her amazing collection of spider plants! There will be plants for sale and refreshments. Please click here for more information.

 Sunday 15 September 2024: Open Garden & Plant Sale at Blagdon Hall


On Sunday 15th September 2024, the North East Group of Plant Heritage are holding a Plant Sale from 12pm at Blagdon Hall, Seaton Burn, Tyne & Wear, NE13 6DE.  Visitors can explore Blagdon Hall's gardens and grounds, which include a lake, quarry garden, and woodland, whilst enjoying the opportunity of purchasing plants grown by specialist nurseries as well as Plant Heritage members.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 15 September 2024: Plant Heritage Autumn Plant Fair at Helmingham Hall Gardens


Suffolk Plant Heritage Autumn Plant Fair will be held from 10am until 4.30pm on Sunday 15th September 2024 at Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF.  This sounds like an amazing plant fair with lots of rare and unusual plants for sale and Plant Heritage are even giving away plants!  For more details, please click here.

 Saturday 21 September 2024: The Stokesley Show


The Stokesley Show is on from 8am until 6pm on Saturday 21st September 2024 at the Agricultural Society Showground, Stokesley, North Yorkshire, (postcode for sat navigation is TS9 5JL). Visitors can purchase, plants, tractors, tools, and more from a wide array of trade and craft stands. Don't miss the Horticultural Show Section - there's so much to see at this event! For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 22 September 2024: RHS Harlow Carr Autumn Cactus and Succulent Show


Sunday 22nd September 2024 from 11am until 4pm at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB. Visitors can enjoy seeing show plants and have the opportunity to watch demos and buy plants at this Cactus and Succulent Show. The event will have over 50 competitive show classes, plus plant displays and a large sales table. Visitors age 18 and under will be able to pot up a free succulent plant to take home with them. All BCSS members will get free entry to RHS Harlow Carr on the day of the show. The garden is open from 9.30am until 6pm. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 25 September 2024: Suffolk Orchid Society Meeting


Suffolk Orchid Society meet on the last Wednesday of each month except July, August and December at St. Michael's Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3PL. Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish about 9.15pm. There are usually display tables with members' orchids in flower, and a visiting speaker or other topic of interest for discussion.

 Friday 27 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 2024: Malvern Autumn Show at the Three Counties Showground


Friday 27th September 2024, Saturday 28th September 2024 and Sunday 29th September 2024 – Malvern Autumn Show at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW.  This show opens from 9am until 6pm.  Visitors can see giant veg, all kinds of freshly harvested vegetables, dahlias, and celebrity gardeners! For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors to the RHS Malvern Autumn Festival can be found here.

 Saturday 28 September 2024: Bournemouth Orchid Society Autumn Show


On Saturday 28th September 2024, Bournemouth Orchid Society are holding their Autumn Show from 12 noon until 4.30pm, at the Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Canford Magna, Bournemouth, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AP.  Visitors can admire orchids and purchase plants at this lovely event. Bring along your orchid for free advice and have your plants re-potted for £2. Visitors can watch potting demonstrations.  

 Sunday 29 September 2024: East Midlands Orchid Society Annual Show


On Sunday 29th September 2024, East Midlands Orchid Society are holding their Annual Show from 10am until 4pm at Bottesford VC Hall, Belvoir Road, Bottesford, Nottingham, NG13 0BG.  Visitors can admire orchid displays and purchase orchids at this lovely event.

October 2024

 Wednesday 2 October 2024: Burnham Nurseries’ Orchid Clinic


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Orchid Clinic - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, to give advice, help with any orchid problems and re-pot orchids.  For all the details, please click here.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 5 October 2024: North of England Orchid Society Meeting


On Saturday 5th October 2024, the North of England Orchid Society are holding their Meeting from 10am until 3pm at Barton Village Hall, Barton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5AA. Directions: From the M6 motorway take the M55 at junction 32, and immediately leave it at the next junction (junction 1) turning north onto the A6. Pass through Broughton Newsham, Barton, (look for the Barton Grange Hotel on the right) continue up the A6 and look for the Village Hall on the right shortly afterwards. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 5 October 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Portsmouth and District Branch Autumn Show


British Cactus and Succulent Society Portsmouth and District Branch Autumn Show is on from 10am to 4pm (Plant Sales until 3.30pm) on Saturday 5th October 2024 at Christ Church Portsdown, London Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3NB. Come and see a large number of prize winning cacti and succulents. Experts will be on hand to talk about your plants. Refreshments will be available. A large number of plants for sale from David Neville, Cliff Thompson, and branch members. £1.50 Entry, Children under 12 free. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 6 October 2024: Chiswick Flower Market


Sunday 6th October 2024 - Chiswick Flower Market is held at Old Market Place outside George IV, Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR.  Chiswick Flower Market opens from 9.30am until 3pm.  Visitors can purchase peat-free plants from Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants. and British blooms grown in Lincolnshire from Stevens of Sibsey, fresh dahlias grown by Holmbush Flowers in Surrey and Chelsea Gold Winner Dahlia Beach in Oxford, and flowers grown in Chiswick from EcoFlowers. The Flower Hut will be making up bouquets. Steve and Dean from Isabella Florists will be back with their great value fresh flowers. Selina from Ribbons and Blooms will bring her range of exotic blooms.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 6 October 2024: Tobacco Factory Sunday Market


Tobacco Factory Sunday Market will be held from 10am until 2.30pm at Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF. There are around 60 stall holders at this weekly market. Stall holders vary each week but often include growers selling houseplants and garden plants raised in peat-free compost. Tobacco Factory Sunday Market is a superb place to purchase food, crafts, and produce, made and grown in the local area. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 9 October 2024: Darlington & District Orchid Society Meeting


On Wednesday 9th October 2024, Darlington & District Orchid Society are meeting from 2.30pm until 4.30pm at Sadberge Village Hall, 1 Darlington Road, Sadberge, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1SA.

 Saturday 12 October 2024: The North West Mesemb Show


The North West Mesemb Show is on from 10.15am until 3.30pm on Saturday 12th October 2024 at St Thomas More Church Hall, Kirkway, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1PP. There will be a digital presentation at 2pm. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 12 October 2024: Wessex Orchid Society Annual Autumn Show


Wessex Orchid Society Annual Autumn Show is on from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 12th October 2024 at Portchester Parish Hall, 1 Assheton Court, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9PS. what3words: blank.wanted.return Visitors have the opportunity to buy orchids at this event; there's also potting demonstrations and an Orchid Clinic for sick plants. Entry is £3 for non members, with free entry for children. There's free parking and refreshments will be available. For more information about Wessex Orchid Society, please click here.

 Wednesday 16 October 2024: Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society Meeting: The Magic of Houseplants: a talk by Sarah Foss


Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society are holding this meeting from 7pm until 9pm on Wednesday 16th October 2024 at The Trinity Centre, Holy Trinity Church, Maldon Road, Wallington, SM6 8BL. Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society members pay 50p to attend this meeting, which covers the refreshments. Non-members are very welcome to attend this meeting - entry is £3 for non-members, which includes refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

 Saturday 19 October 2024 - Sunday 20 October 2024: Burnham Nurseries & Orchid Paradise Open Weekend


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Open Weekend - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, on Saturday 19th October 2024 and Sunday 20th October 2024.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 19 October 2024: Scottish Branch of the Pteridological Society Annual Autumn Meeting at Glasgow Botanic Garden


On Saturday 18th October 2024 from 10am until 5pm the Scottish Branch of the Pteridological Society Annual Autumn Meeting will be held in the Hopkirk Room, at Glasgow Botanic Garden. (730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0UE). The day will include a tour of the glass houses, guided by Stevie Jacusz, and some fern-related presentations. Plant sales and book sales. Planning for our 2025 programme. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 20 October 2024: Devon Orchid Society Autumn Show


Devon Orchid Society are holding their Autumn Show from 10am until 3pm on Sunday 20th October 2024 at Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  Visitors enjoy free entry to this special show.  Admire orchids grown by Devon Orchid Society members, and three other orchid societies, as well as orchids from Burnham Nurseries, Trey Sanders (Orchid Botanics), Laurence Hobbs Orchids, as well as a members' plant sales table.  Visitors can view orchid displays and demonstrations, get orchid advice, purchase a wide range of orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Refreshments will be available.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 26 October 2024: British Cactus and Succulent Society Zone 3 Rally


On Saturday 26th October 2024, the British Cactus and Succulent Society Zone 3 Rally is on from 9.30am until 5pm at Carlton Social Club, Main Street, Carlton, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF3 3RW. There will be three speakers, plant sales, refreshments, and the legendary raffle! Free parking on site and near the venue. Tickets are £17 with the lunchtime buffet, or £12 without. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 30 October 2024: Suffolk Orchid Society Meeting


Suffolk Orchid Society meet on the last Wednesday of each month except July, August and December at St. Michael's Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3PL. Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish about 9.15pm. There are usually display tables with members' orchids in flower, and a visiting speaker or other topic of interest for discussion.

November 2024

 Friday 1 November 2024: Northiam Horticultural Society Meeting: The Glass House Project: a talk by Kali Hamerton-Stove


Northiam Horticultural Society meeting is on Friday 1st November 2024 at 2.30pm at the Village Hall, Frewen Close, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6RA. The Glasshouse is a social enterprise offering second chances through horticultural training to women based in UK prisons. They harness the power of botanics to make work and living spaces greener, healthier and more inviting. Kali will share the history of the project and its impact.

 Saturday 2 November 2024: The Root to Orchids: a talk by Andrew Bannister


On Saturday 2nd November 2024, Solihull & District Orchid Society are hosting their meeting at St George & St Theresa's Parish Centre, 338 Station Road, Dorridge, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 8EZ. The hall opens at 1pm with the talk commencing at 2.30pm. At every Solihull & District Orchid Society meeting there is a Table Display where Members bring in their plants which are judged and discussed. Each plant is judged using the BOC points system with the Best Species, Best Hybrid, and Best Windowsill Grown Plant receiving a Trophy each calendar year. Solihull & District Orchid Society Membership is £15 for a Single Membership or £20 for a Joint Membership. Visitors are very welcome to attend this meeting. There will be a raffle and refreshments will be available. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 3 November 2024: Chiswick Flower Market


Sunday 3rd November 2024 - Chiswick Flower Market is held at Old Market Place outside George IV, Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR.  Chiswick Flower Market opens from 9.30am until 3pm.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 3 November 2024: Tobacco Factory Sunday Market


Tobacco Factory Sunday Market will be held from 10am until 2.30pm at Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF. There are around 60 stall holders at this weekly market. Stall holders vary each week but often include growers selling houseplants and garden plants raised in peat-free compost. Tobacco Factory Sunday Market is a superb place to purchase food, crafts, and produce, made and grown in the local area. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 6 November 2024: Burnham Nurseries’ Orchid Clinic


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Orchid Clinic - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, to give advice, help with any orchid problems and re-pot orchids.  For all the details, please click here.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Saturday 9 November 2024: North of England Orchid Society Meeting


On Saturday 9th November 2024, the North of England Orchid Society are meeting from 10am until 3pm at Plumley Village Hall, Plumley Moor Road, Plumley, near Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0TR. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 13 November 2024: Darlington & District Orchid Society Meeting


On Wednesday 13th November 2024, Darlington & District Orchid Society are meeting from 2.30pm until 4.30pm at Sadberge Village Hall, 1 Darlington Road, Sadberge, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1SA.

 Saturday 16 November 2024 - Sunday 17 November 2024: Burnham Nurseries & Orchid Paradise Open Weekend


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Open Weekend - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, on Saturday 16th November 2024 and Sunday 17th November 2024.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Sunday 17 November 2024: Devon Orchid Society Meeting: A Chat with Ron – China and its Orchids: a talk by Ron Woolway


Devon Orchid Society are holding their meeting from 1.30pm on Sunday 17th November 2024 at Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

 Wednesday 27 November 2024: Suffolk Orchid Society Meeting


Suffolk Orchid Society meet on the last Wednesday of each month except July, August and December at St. Michael's Church Centre, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3PL. Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish about 9.15pm. There are usually display tables with members' orchids in flower, and a visiting speaker or other topic of interest for discussion.

December 2024

 Sunday 1 December 2024: Chiswick Flower Market


Sunday 1st December 2024 - Chiswick Flower Market is held at Old Market Place outside George IV, Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR.  Chiswick Flower Market opens from 9.30am until 3pm.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 4 December 2024: Burnham Nurseries’ Orchid Clinic


Burnham Nurseries are holding an Orchid Clinic - they'll be opening from 10am until 3pm, to give advice, help with any orchid problems and re-pot orchids.  For all the details, please click here.  Visitors can explore this family run orchid nursery, purchase a wide range of orchids, receive advice and tips on growing orchids, and visit Burnham Nurseries' Orchid Paradise.  Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ12 6PZ.  For directions to Burnham Nurseries, please click here.

Long-Running Events

The events below are ones which last longer than 14 days. Note that some long-running events/gardens may last for several weeks or months, but may only be open on particular days. Please check the event description and the event website for details of exact opening times.

 Saturday 3 February 2024 - Monday 4 March 2024: Kew Gardens’ Orchid Festival Inspired by the Beauty of Madagascar


This year, Kew Gardens' Orchid Festival is inspired by the beauty of Madagascar. Visitors will find Kew's Orchid Festival inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory; head over to the central display to see some stunning orchids from Cameroon!  Kew Gardens' Orchid Festival is open daily from Saturday 3rd February 2024 until Sunday 4th March 2024 at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey. To visit Kew Gardens' website and buy tickets to visit their Orchid Festival and gardens, please click here. Are you a member of Kew? Orchids will be for sale in the gift shop. If you're looking for a day out, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a fantastic place to visit at this time of year. The Kew Orchid Extravaganza opens on Saturday 3rd February 2024. You can see my photographs from Kew's 2019 Orchid Festival, here, my photographs of the 2018 Orchid Festival at Kew, can be found here, while my photographs of Kew's 2017 Orchid Festival, are here.

 Saturday 3 February 2024 - Sunday 10 March 2024: Houseplant Takeover – Plants Before Time at RHS Garden Wisley


From Saturday 3rd February 2024 until Sunday 10th March 2024, Houseplant Takeover – Plants Before Time at RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB. Open from 10am until 3.45pm. This winter, the Glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley has been transported back to long, long ago for the new Houseplant Takeover – Plants Before Time exhibition. Step inside to discover fascinating plants such as ferns and cycads, alongside fossils, footprints and more. This event is included with usual garden entry and is free for RHS members. For more information, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Tuesday 20 February 2024 - Saturday 30 March 2024: Beth Chatto’s Plants & Gardens


Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens will be opening from 10am until 4pm from Tuesday until Saturday each week from 20th February 2024 until 30th March 2024 at Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB. Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens are an example of turning unfavourable conditions into a positive advantage, using plants adapted by nature to their environment. Don't miss the chance to purchase plants raised in peat-free compost from Beth Chatto's nursery or order peat-free plants online!  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 19 October 2024 - Sunday 19 October 2025: Open Day to See the National Collection of Carnivorous Plants (Dionaea, Sarracenia)


On Sunday 19th October 2024 from 10am until 5pm at Beaufort, Telford, Shropshire, West Midlands, TF2 7BP. This is a chance see the Sarracenia at their best. The collection has more than 3,500 plants in the main collection greenhouse and there's a separate greenhouse with plants for sale. The Dionaea (venus flytrap) collection has it's own greenhouse with many hundred of plants. Refreshments served through the day and tours provided. Free entry. For more information, please click here.

More Calendars

To see my calendar of daffodil garden openings, daffodil plant sales, daffodil talks & events, please click here.

To see my calendar of specialist plant fairs, plant sales, festivals, plant and seed swaps, please click here.

To see my calendar of bluebell garden openings, please click here.

To see my calendar of orchid shows, orchid plant sales, talks & events, please click here.

To see my calendar of rose garden openings, rose plant sales, rose talks & events, please click here.

To see my calendar of snowdrop garden openings, snowdrop plant sales, snowdrop talks & events, please click here.

To see my calendar of zoom and online gardening talks & events, please click here.

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