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.

RHS Horticultural Competitions in 2022

Date Location Competition
12–13 March
RHS Garden Rosemoor Early Camellia Competition
Rosemoor Daffodil Competition
Hyacinth Competition
29–30 March
RHS Garden Hyde Hall – Hilltop Lidge Early Daffodil Competition
9–10 April
The Savill Garden Spring Ornamental Plant Competition
Early Rhododendron Competition
Main Camellia Competition
12–13 April
RHS Garden Wisley – Wilsons Wood The Daffodil Show
23–24 April
RHS Garden Rosemoor Main Rhododendron Competition
30 April–1 May
RHS Garden Harlow Carr Late Daffodil Competition

Tulip Competition

Harlow Carr Rhododendron Competition
20–24 July
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Summer Fruit and Vegetable Competition
30–31 July
RHS Garden Bridgewater Summer Bulb Competition
30 September–2 October
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Taste of Autumn Autumn Fruit and Vegetable Competition
Giant (Heaviest) Pumpkin Competition
Autumn Ornamental Plant Competition 
20–23 October
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Event marquee (as part of the Harlow Carr Autumn Festival) Late Fruit and Vegetable Competition

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.