Flower Show within the Garden Life marquee
The main Flower Show in the Garden Life marquee houses an array of beautiful flower and floral arrangements hosted by the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies. Each class allows the competitors to produce an arrangement full of colour and creativity. The lower half of the large marquee hosts specialist nurseries selling plants but also on hand to give advice and guidance. Joining the florists and plant specialists will be the Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies. The Kent Federation runs competitions for members in the horticultural sections encouraging one of the greatest spectacles – the ‘perfect’ fruit or vegetable. This is only one of the many horticultural competitions; others include cut flowers, pot plants, bonsai, cactus, informally arranged floral exhibits and a number of craft competitions.
Hanging Baskets & Children’s Competitions
The area boasts a large number of specialist nurseries selling unusual and unique plants as well as the Hanging basket entries and children’s ‘Miniature Garden’ competition which showcases the creative talents of these Kent youngsters.
The NAFAS Competition theme for both adults and children this year is the Fiesta. Every day in the Garden Life marquee, NAFAS will once again provide adult and child workshops. If you feel creative during your visit to the Kent County Show have a go at flower arranging and learn how to create a floral masterpiece. These workshops are free but donations are welcome.
Flower Show Demonstration Stage
Take a rest in this beautiful marquee, visit the Garden Cafe and listen to talks and demonstrations from Jim Buttress (BBC’s The Big Allotment Challenge), Tom Hart Dyke from Lullingstone Castle, Canterbury College, Darren Everest Sweet Peas, Peter Wheatley, National Vegetable Society and Mid Kent Fuchsia.
The Mole Show
A humorous insight into a strange world that lies beneath our feet- The Kingdom of the Mole. Based just outside the Garden Life marquee, the Mole Show will take you through the journey of the garden mole.