Be Part of something New this Spring
Planned and designed by Stephen Bennett, former Shows Director at the Royal Horticultural Society, and supported by The Savill Garden and The Valley Gardens at Windsor Great Park, the Ascot Spring Garden Show promises top quality horticulture, unsurpassed service and state-of the-art facilities at the historic racecourse.
Guests can visit inspiring show gardens, peruse a fine array of horticultural trade exhibitors, purchase plants from a range of specialist plant nurseries, enjoy a daily programme of free talks and receive personal gardening advice from horticultural experts.
Held on the sunny lawns to the south of Ascot’s iconic Grandstand this high-quality boutique event has everything you need for the gardening season with excellent facilities for food and drink, entertainment and shopping.
Twelve Inspiring Gardens
Visitors can enjoy six stunning show gardens designed and built by up-and-coming and established garden designers and curated by leading garden designer Andrew Fisher Tomlin, winner of RHS gold medals at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2016 and 2017.
An additional six gardens will be presented by dedicated horticultural students from leading colleges competing in the Young Gardeners of the Year Competition. This annual competition, now in its eighth year, is organised by TV gardener David Domoney in association with The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and celebrates the best of young British talent in garden design and build.
Ascot’s Plaza Lawns will be transformed into a fabulous Plant Village with plants for sale from a carefully selected range of specialist nurseries offering the first opportunity of the gardening year to buy plants at a major horticultural show in the South East. A complimentary plant crèche, plant porter service and on-site parking will be available for your shopping convenience.
Gardening Talks Theatre
A full programme of complimentary talks offering expert advice from a selection of gardening specialists is headlined by TV Gardener David Domoney, who will be joined by Floral Decorator Simon Lycett, the team of Windsor Great Park and plant pathologist and presenter Pippa Greenwood.
Peruse an impressive range of stylish stands offering garden furniture, gadgets, tools, machinery, greenhouses, sculpture, terracotta pots and more.
Exhibitors have been carefully selected to present a collection of bespoke, beautiful and useful products, many not available at your local garden centre.
Garden Advice from the gardeners of Windsor Great Park
Keeper of the Gardens at Windsor Great Park, John Anderson and his team will be on hand to offer expert horticultural advice and tailored tips on what to look out for at the show. John and his team are responsible for the gardens at the Windsor Estate including The Savill Garden and The Valley Gardens - both at their very best in spring.
It was while riding out from Windsor Castle in 1711 that Queen Anne saw land “ideal for horses to gallop at full stretch”. For 300 years since, Ascot has been synonymous with world-class racing, a Royal association and unsurpassed service for special occasions. Visitors to the Ascot Spring Garden show will enjoy the space, grace and style of Ascot’s rich history, stunning architecture, state-of-the-art facilities and luxurious flourishes.