RHS Horticultural Competitions

A Rhododendron flower exhibit

The Horticultural Competitions run by the RHS are open to all (you don’t have to be an RHS member) and are free to enter.

Covering a wide range of ornamental plants as well as fruit and vegetables, these competitions award a variety of prestigious trophies and prize money to winning entries.

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RHS Horticultural Competitions in 2021

Date Location Competition
1–2 May
RHS Garden Harlow Carr Cancelled: Late Daffodil Competition

Cancelled: Tulip Competition

Cancelled: Harlow Carr Rhododendron Competition
21–25 July
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Summer Fruit and Vegetable Competition (161kB pdf)
1–3 October
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Taste of Autumn Autumn Fruit and Vegetable Competition (215kB pdf)

Giant (Heaviest) Pumpkin Competition (159kB pdf)

Autumn Ornamental Plant Competition (147kB pdf)
28–31 October
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Event marquee (as part of the Harlow Carr Autumn Festival) Late Fruit and Vegetable Competition (140kB pdf)

If you have any queries please contact the Horticultural Competitions Manager: Georgina Barter on 020 7821 3142 or email Georgina Barter.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.