This year’s Cornwall Garden Society (CGS) Spring Flower Show is all about fun, flowers and family, so if you are in primary school and fancy flexing your green fingers, why not get growing and enter one of the junior competitive classes?

To help you on your way, the CGS is working in partnership with St Austell-based social enterprise, Perennial Harvest to offer hands-on horticultural workshops in the run up to the show in April, to help children of all ages create their entries and try their hand at winning a prize.

The first of these pre-Show events will take place during half-term on Sunday, February 17, between 11am and 2pm, at Wyevales Garden Centre in Par.

The second pre-show session will be held at Wheal Martyn Clay Works in St Austell on Saturday, March 30, and this one is a free, drop-in workshop between 10.30am and 1.30pm.

Children can enter more than one category in the junior competitive classes and so are welcome to attend both of these pre-Show events.

There are also two classes in the Daffodil section for the under 16s to compete in as well as special junior classes for photographers up to the age of 18 with themes as diverse as A Bug’s Life and Garden Tools.

In addition to dazzling displays of beautiful blooms and fabulous flora, the CGS Spring Flower Show will offer children a range of activities that are designed to nurture an interest in gardening, wildlife and the natural world, as Show Director, Dickie Trant concludes:

The schedule of competitive classes is available as a download from the Cornwall Garden Society’s website or by calling show secretary Claire Waldie on 07538 157089.

For further information about the pre-show workshops, email

For advance bookings for the Cornwall Garden Society’s 2019 Spring Flower Show, which takes place on April 6 and 7 at the Royal Cornwall Showground near Wadebridge, call the Cornish Riviera Box Office on 01726 879500, or visit