Cornwall Spring Flower Show
March 22nd, 2019
The Cornwall Garden Society (CGS) is just weeks away from opening the Cornwall Spring Flower Show to visitors. On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2019, you can explore an array of horticultural delights including stunning displays of spring flowers and photography exhibits.
The 2019 Flower Show has moved to a different venue; the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge. The new venue is tailor-made for country events, and the spacious exhibition area allows for a bigger and better Cornwall Spring Flower Show than ever. This year also sees a focus on families, as the CGS looks to welcome youngsters to the show to increase their interest in the outdoors and gardening.
For Flower Fans
Flower and gardening enthusiasts will have a lot to explore at the show. There will be several trade stands from the top nurseries in Cornwall and the South West, as well as a few from specialist nurseries and garden centres from around the UK. At these stalls, you can pick up some plants, seeds and bulbs of some fantastic native and exotic plants as well as some top tips from expert gardeners.
In addition to the trade stands, you can gain inspiration for your own garden or outdoor spaces from the floral displays of gorgeous spring flowers, the floral art and photography exhibits, some of which are part of the Competitive Classes. There will also be talks from horticultural experts over the weekend, including the Gardener’s Questions on the central stage, which are designed to inform and entertain all the guests.
For the Family
The CGS has developed ways to encourage children and younger generations into getting into horticulture. There will be several children’s activities over the weekend, which are designed to nurture an interest in gardening and the natural world. There will also be animal encounters where young children can learn about British wildlife that you might see in the garden.
There are also competitions for children too, where you can see entries for best vegetables grown from seed, miniature gardens and shoes planted to seasonal flowers. For those on family friendly holidays, Cornwall Spring Flower Show is an excellent day out with something for everyone to enjoy.
Food and Entertainment
If some visitors don’t have such a keen interest in gardening and horticulture, there are other ways to entertain. The popular Artisan Marquee, where there will be handmade arts and crafts, garden and gardening accessories and much more. There will also be live music across the weekend and loads of great food to get your taste buds tingling. Several of the food stalls are from Cornish companies, so you can get a taste of some quality local food.
Click here to buy tickets for the show; standard tickets purchased in advance are £10, and on the gate, tickets are £11 for both days. Members of the Cornwall Garden Society will receive a £2 discount. The event begins at 10:00 on both days.
Be sure to take a look at recent offers on our website for fantastic deals on holiday to Cornwall, and take a look at our latest blog for information on events in Cornwall near our holiday resort including the many Easter events.
Easter Egg Hunts in Cornwall 2018
March 19th, 2018
While it may still be snowy outside, Easter is on its way very soon! If you’re thinking of taking a family trip to Cornwall over the holidays then going on a hunt for some chocolate eggs while you are there is an absolute must! To help you on your way to a truly egg-citing time, we have compiled some of the best Easter egg related activities on offer in Cornwall this year!
A lovely family day out is on offer here from Paradise Park, with excitement for all the family. Primarily a wildlife sanctuary, the park has a number of species, including red pandas, penguins, donkeys and otters, as well as a vast number of different birds. With plenty of play spaces and gorgeous gardens to explore, there is so much to do here. Join the Easter Egg Hunt from the 30th March to 15th April and start your search for the clues along the trail. If you discover the answers, then there could be some mini chocolatey egg treats heading your way! There won’t just be chocolate eggs here though, as the tiny spring hatchlings are popping out at the moment and cheeping their way into springtime!
Cadbury Egg Hunt at Trelissick
From the 30th March to 15th April, the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is heading to Trelissick. Grab a trail sheet as you enter the gardens and go in search of the clues hidden in nature. As well as gaining a chocolate egg, this hunt will give you the chance to enjoy all of the gorgeous spring blooms that are bursting into life around the Trelissick gardens.
Egg hunts are an Easter holiday staple, and the Eden Project certainly hasn’t disappointed! Go searching for the golden eggs hidden throughout the grounds at Eden as part of their Easter holiday eggstravaganza. Also on offer is the incredible spring maze and the giant plant-themed inflatable challenge, making for an action-packed family day out.
Easter Sunday sees Ferdi the Flambards Fox lead the way for the Big Easter Egg Quiz Trail. The park’s mascot will help you to find and follow the clues to discover the chocolate egg treats waiting for the successful Easter explorers! Flambards will be open throughout the Easter holiday for you to enjoy all of the rides, entertainment and attractions that they have to offer. As well as the Easter egg hunt, there will be an ‘Explosive Easter’ event, bringing some science to the park. Running from the 31st of March to April 8th, a number of exciting experiments will be exploding in the lab, and young scientists are encouraged to have a go at making their own gunge!
Calling all brave adventurers! Dragon eggs are missing in King Arthur’s castle, and your help is needed to locate them! Accept the quest, and you’ll be on the hunt for some clues that may well lead you to a chocolatey reward!
Each year Truro City Council hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for all children under 12 at the Victoria Gardens. With three age group categories for clues, each child who solves the puzzles will receive a free Crème Egg, as well as being entered into a prize draw for the coveted big Easter eggs. Following the chocolatey challenge, there will be a free bouncy castle, as well as refreshments. The egg hunt will commence at 9.30am on Saturday March 31st.
To make your getaway even sweeter than these chocolate eggs, we are currently offering 30% off Easter holidays when booked online! Take a look at our child-friendly cottages in Cornwall to get you started with the Easter fun!
Celebrating the Daffodil in Cornwall
March 16th, 2018
As one of the clearest signs of spring, the bright and bold daffodil has long held a connection with Cornwall. With spring on the way, daffodils have burst into bloom in fields and gardens. To celebrate the much-loved flower, there are a number of daffodil themed events taking place throughout Cornwall.
Daffodil Weekend, Trelissick, 17th-18th March
Each year Trelissick plays host to the annual Daffodil Show, celebrating the beautiful blooms lovingly grown by the finest growers in Cornwall. The stables are exploding with colour, where the delightful displays of daffodils are on show. Over a hundred different varieties will be exhibited. There is also a children’s daffodil trail throughout the gardens to entertain the little ones.
Now that Spring is here, the gardens at Trelissick are bursting to life with buds blossoming into vibrant blooms. While there, wander through the winding paths and enjoy the gorgeous camellias, magnolias, bluebells, wildflowers, and wisteria that come to life at this time of year.
Heligan Daffodil Fair, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, 10th-24th March
Over the past couple of years, over 50,000 Cornish Daffodils have been planted at the Lost Gardens of Heligan; so you can expect vast expanses of vibrant yellows and dainty white blooms dotted throughout the estate. If that isn’t enough daffodil for you, then there is also the fair area, where heritage varieties will be put on display in flower show style. There will be over 120 types of the plant on show here.
Daffodil Gold Rush, Falmouth, 2nd-31st March
A celebration of the daffodil heritage in Cornwall, this exhibition explores the history of Cornwall in relation to the nation’s favourite spring flower. With archive photography, botanical paintings and evocative artwork, the Daffodil Gold Rush will detail the relationship between Cornwall and these vivid flowers, with stunning creativity.
For those unaware of this connection, Cornwall has been key in the growth and distribution of this springtime flower for many years, with the Great Western Railway constructing a line to transport the so-called ‘golden harvest’ of daffodils from the Isles of Scilly, Tamar Valley and West Penwith to awaiting flower markets across Britain. Percival Dacres Williams, a daffodil breeder in the early 20th century, was known as the ‘Daffodil King’ in Cornwall, where he grew over 500 varieties of daffodil. These bulbs were bought by collectors and transported worldwide; some bulbs even being bought for the equivalent of £460 each in today’s money!
Join in the springtime celebrations in Cornwall with our child-friendly holidays in Falmouth!