Mother and daughter browsing the flower showJoin us for this four-day floral extravaganza set in the stunning surroundings of Hyde Hall.
The show promises an all-encompassing day out with specialist nurseries, gardening sundries, expert advice and demonstrations, as well as the chance to explore the garden in full bloom.
And don’t forget that if you’re an RHS Member you gain FREE access to the show, along with one family guest.

NEW for 2017

  • Exhibits and advice from the British Cactus & Succulent Society and Southend Bonsai Club. Chat to members, pick up tips and see choice plants on display. 
  • An expanded Artists’ Pavilion featuring more exhibitors, with outstanding botanical art, glass and photography to view and buy. 
  • Innovative floral art displays on the theme ‘Celebrate Summer’.
  • Talks from Hyde Hall staff will include updates on our exciting Strategic Investment Programme.

Visitor with flower show purchaseShopping emporium


Browse and buy from a fabulous range of specialist nurseries, offering a wide variety of quality plants from alliums and clematis to dahlias and hostas.  And with such a wealth of experts on hand you can be sure of choosing the right plants for your garden.
There will also be a wide selection of gardening sundries where you can pick up essentials such as tools and equipment as well as decorative items and garden furniture.

Mini display gardens


Each nursery will be creating a mini display garden to give ideas and inspiration for your own garden.

Visitors looking at agapanthus displayRHS gardening advice


RHS experts will be on hand to answer any queries and help you make informed plant choices.

Inspirational gardens


If the pace is all too much, take time out to relax and discover Hyde Hall in its full summer glory.

From the gorgeous colour-themed Herbaceous Border bursting with traditional favourites such as crocosmia, rudbeckias, heleniums and echinacea to the tranquil blues of agapanthus and salvias in the Farmhouse Garden, there’s plenty to see and do.

TrumpetEating and drinking 


There will be a number of mobile catering outlets around the show site serving drinks, snacks and tasty hot food.
The Clover Café and Barn Restaurant will also be open as normal.

Musical entertainment


Enjoy live music throughout the afternoons.

Plan your visit


Gardeners twine
Flower Show admission prices


RHS Members
RHS Members plus one family guest FREE
Non-RHS Members
Adults £12.10 
Children (5-16) £6.05 
Children 4 and under FREE
Non-RHS members can buy garden entrance tickets online or simply purchase them on arrival at the show.

Show times


3 – 6 August, 10am – 5pm daily. See full garden opening times

Getting here and parking

Please use Sat Nav code CM3 8RA. Parking is FREE. Note that overflow car parking is on grass, so please wear suitable footwear. If you are a wheelchair user please notify the parking attendants on arrival.


Visitors browsing the Flower Show



Most exhibitors will accept cards, but some smaller nurseries may only accept cash, so please come prepared.



No dogs permitted on site (including car park). Assistance dogs welcome in all areas.




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