Growing excitement for new Flower and Garden features at Suffolk Show - 29 March 2017

The Flower and Garden Show – a popular attraction at the Suffolk Show each year – has undergone a complete revamp for 2017 and will be offering visitors an insight into the world of outdoor living.


This year the Flower and Garden Show, will have a new courtyard layout providing a focus on a fantastic variety of show gardens, horticultural trade stands and expert advice from the county’s top garden designers.


Another new feature will be the Calvors Beer Garden – built and designed in partnership by the Suffolk brewery, Calvors, and Flower and Garden Show sponsors Ed Hopkins Landscape and Garden Design. The Beer Garden will be a space to relax and enjoy a craft beer with a spot of live music.


The Flower and Garden Show is also an area for family fun, with children’s storytelling in a magical tent and the return of the popular Schools Show Garden Competition. The competition, now in its third year, has seen a record number of entries from primary school pupils who will be designing and building their own show gardens for this year’s ‘Made in Suffolk’ theme.


Ed Hopkins, Deputy Steward and sponsor for the Flower and Garden Show, said: “This year looks likely to be the most fun yet for visitors of all ages. We look forward to welcoming visitors and to showcasing the area’s exciting new features.”


The floral marquee also has some interesting new features this year. The Museum of East Anglian Life will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a special World War Two ‘Dig for Victory’ display, motivating people today to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Hedgehog Nurseries from Risby, Bury St Edmunds, will also be returning after a break from the Show in 2016, alongside Jelly Cottage Plants from North Norfolk.


Suffolk landscaper Roger Gladwell and David Johnson from Barcham Trees will also be putting together a large exhibit at the Flower and Garden Show entrance, to inspire visitors as they arrive.


Stephen Miles, Senior Steward for the Flower and Garden Show, said: “We are delighted to have pulled together another brilliant experience for all aspiring gardeners to enjoy. The Flower and Garden Show is one of the most popular attractions at the Suffolk Show so we’re keen to impress visitors with new features each year.”


Tickets for this year’s Suffolk Show (May 31st and June 1st) are now on sale – save £5 per ticket by purchasing in advance. Advanced tickets cost £22 while children aged under 15 will once again receive free entry. For more information and to book tickets visit or call the ticket hotline on 01473 707117.


The Suffolk Show is run and managed by the Suffolk Agricultural Association. As a charity, the SAA’s core purpose is to promote the importance of food, farming and the countryside to the economy and character of Suffolk through the Suffolk Show itself and a series of education programmes aimed at young people in schools and colleges.


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