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

They cover a wide range of ornamental plants as well as fruit and vegetables; a variety of prestigious trophies and prize money are awarded to winning entries.

Competitions are held in gardens and at RHS Shows across the country:

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon

  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire

  • RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey

  • The Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park

  • RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

  • RHS Horticultural Halls in London

New competitors are welcome and our friendly stewards are always ready to help, so if you have a lovely Camellia or Rhododendron growing in your garden but know nothing about it, cut a branch and bring it along to the show during staging, and we will be happy to help you identify it and enter it in the competition if you wish.

If you have any queries or would like a copy of the schedule emailed to you please contact the Horticultural Competitions Manager: Georgina Barter on 020 7821 3142 or email to Georgina Barter.

RHS Horticultural Competitions in 2018

Date Location Competition
(forms coming soon)
10-11 March
(Saturday/Sunday)
RHS Garden Rosemoor Early Camellia Competition

Rosemoor Daffodil Competition

Hyacinth Competition
27-28 March
(Tuesday/Wednesday
RHS Garden Wisley, Glasshouse Early Daffodil Competition
7-8 April
(Saturday/Sunday)
The Savill Garden Spring Ornamental Plant Competition

Early Rhododendron Competition

Main Camellia Competition
10-11 April
(Tuesday/Wednesday)
RHS Garden Wisley The Daffodil Show
21-22 April
(Saturday/Sunday)
RHS Garden Rosemoor Main Rhododendron Competition
5-6 May
(Saturday/Sunday)
RHS Garden Harlow Carr Late Daffodil Competition

Tulip Competition

Harlow Carr Rhododendron Competition
18-22 July
(Wednesday-Sunday)
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Summer Fruit and Vegetable Competition
2-3 October
(Tuesday/Wednesday)
RHS London Harvest Festival Show Autumn Fruit and Vegetable Competition

Giant Pumpkin Competition
27-28 October
(Saturday/Sunday)
RHS Urban Garden Show Autumn Ornamental Plant Competition
2-4 November
(Friday-Sunday)
RHS Garden Wisley Late Fruit and Vegetable Competition

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