A GREAT SHOW FOR THE GREEN FINGERED
The twenty third Kent Garden Show at the Kent Showground, Detling near Maidstone, takes place over the bank holiday weekend of 23rd, 24th and 25th May 2015.
This popular event attracts over 300 exhibitors, including over 80 nurseries, many being specialists, from all over the UK and as far a field as Holland. Many Hampton Court and Chelsea participants are regular entries, together with some of the best gardening sundries exhibitors and other specialists in the country.
The Kent Garden Show provides the ideal growing conditions for every budding gardener, with the experience and advice of the growers themselves and thousands of plants available, both popular and unusual.
One of the favourites to win the Best in Show display award is hosta specialist, Sue Proctor Plants, who will be up against stiff competition from nurseries such as Bristolʼs fuchsia specialists, C S Lockyer. A particular favourite with the children is the The Fly Trap Plants display of carnivorous plants and Oska Copperfield Nursery with its spectacular chrysanthemum display.
Other nurseries competing for best in show include cacti specialists, The Plant Lovers, from Spalding. Local bonsai specialist, The Bonsai Shop, will be facing competition from Derbyshire Bonsai.
Tom Hart-Dyke will be displaying plants from the World Garden and will be assisted on his stand by Jim Buttress from the BBCʼs The Big Allotment Challenge.
A wide range of furniture, pots, sundries, outdoor buildings and much more is on display and for sale from the numerous exhibitors. There are the more unusual gardening decorations available such as metal giraffes or huge terracotta pots. Hot tubs for the garden and garden gazebos will also be on display.
The show is also a day out for the whole family; as well as all of the gardening stands at the show there will be a craft pavilion, food hall, scarecrow competition, horticultural quiz, demonstrations, brass band and childrenʼs play area.
More information is available at www.kentgardenshow.com.