With the Chelsea Flower Show already upon us, we have put together a quick guide to the upcoming main Gardening shows for 2016 - for inspiration, for information, for a nice day out!

RHS Hampton Court Palace Show
@ Hampton Court Palace

Dates: from 5th to 10th July

A key date in the annual Show calendar, Hampton Court’s beautiful backdrop plays host to some truly inspiring Show gardens including two new categories The Capability Brown Gardens and City Garden.

Further highlights include the Butterfly Dome, the Talks Tent and the popular Family Saturday with lots of kids activities including ‘space-themed’ scarecrows!

Visit www.rhs.org.uk for more information.

Open 10am to 7.30pm. Please note Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th July are reserved for RHS Members Only.

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show
@ Tatton Park, Cheshire

Dates: from 20th to 24th July

Tatton Park in the beautiful town of Knutsford plays host once again with spectacular Show gardens including the new Evolution Garden - conceptual or futuristic design, the Water Garden category and the popular Back to Back Garden which shows great ideas for smaller gardens.

Other highlights include; join a RHS masterclass, learn about viniculture in the Vineyard tent, the Country Living marquee packed full of food & crafts from local artisans. Plus loads of fun with the BFG on Saturday’s Family Day.

Visit www.rhs.org.uk for more information.

Open 10am to 6.30pm daily. Please note Wednesday 20th July is reserved for RHS Members Only.

Gardeners World Live
@ NEC Birmingham

Dates: from 16th to 19th June

Includes the Live Theatre, Book signings, Floral Marquee, Grow your own stage, Rose Festival and Show Gardens.

Visit www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com for more information.

Open 9am to 5pm each day.

Grow London
@ Hampstead Heath

Dates: from 24th to 26th June

Contemporary Garden Fair including Grow Living - contemporary designers and craft makers and Grow Gourmet offering artisanal delicacies plus over 100 exhibitors.

Visit www.growlondon.com for more information.

Open 11am to 6pm daily.

The Gardener’s Garden Show
@ Woburn Abbey, Herts
Dates: from 25th to 26th June

For enthusiastic horticulturists and those looking for inspiration.

Features a Q&A, demonstrations and RHS gold medal winning nurseries.

Visit www.woburnabbey.co.uk for more information.

Open 9am to 5pm daily.

Gardening Scotland
@ Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston

Dates: 3rd to 5th June 2016

The biggest plant fair in Scotland with Show gardens and outdoor living festival

Visit www.gardeningscotland.com for more information.

Opening from 10am to 5pm.

white an purple alliums in foreground and people in background

RHS Harlow Carr Flower Show
@ Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Dates: 10th to 12th June 2016

This new show for 2016 will take place over 3 days in the beautiful RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

Over 30 nurseries and trade companies will be on display as well as a full Talks Tent programme.

Also, enjoy the Streamside Sculpture Trail a special exhibition running throughout June featuring stone, wicker & bronze.

Free to RHS members, normal garden entry for non-members.

Visit www.rhs.org.uk for more information.

Open 10am to 5pm each day.

Plant stalls and a raised bed with assortment of plants