Entries are now closed for Falmouth Spring Flower Show 2024's which takes place at the Princess Pavilion this weekend.

Organisers say they are looking forward to a bumper 114th Falmouth Spring Flower Show with classes ranging from cactus to orchids and camellias to daffs and with entrants ranging from children to professional gardeners.

Entrance to the show is free with an excellent range of trade stands setting up in the Pavilion Gardens.

It takes place this Saturday March 23 from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday, March 24 from 10am - 4pm.

Falmouth‘s premier flower show is also Cornwall’s oldest, dating back more than 110 years.

This event brings together some of the Cornwall’s top gardens, dedicated enthusiasts and those who are just discovering the joy of plants, as well as an array of inspiring trade stands to indulge horticultural passions.

In the 1900’s this spectacular show was the premier season opener for the whole county, visited by royalty and renowned public figures, such as the Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

After many years of hard work and dedication by the retiring Falmouth Spring Flower Show Committee, Falmouth Town Council took over the organisation of the show this year.

They say the show’s rich heritage will continue to be celebrated, whilst taking it into a new era by opening up the its appeal to a wider audience, embracing all ages, abilities and backgrounds, from professional gardeners and dedicated enthusiastic to those who are only just discovering the joy of plants. 

The event is all free to explore and it’s always a bright and beautiful show that takes place overlooking Falmouth Bay in the Princess Pavilion, which is inside the spectacular Gyllyngdune Gardens.

Based at Princess Pavilion, there is something for everyone, with the added bonus of four acres of glorious gardens to explore and delicious food available from The Garden Room.

It is a fantastic opportunity to come together and celebrate a love of plants and everything that they offer.

The historic show dates back to 1910 when it was inaugurated by Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein – better known as Princess Helena.

In those early days, the displays were shipped northwards after the show, allowing people in cities like Birmingham to get that earlier taste of spring that Cornwall has always enjoyed.

In fact, spring blooms from Falmouth‘s show helped grow the town’s fame and allure in the early 20th century.