Garden Life

The Garden Life Marquee hosts the Flower Show, the NAFAS floral art competitions, Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies Summer Show, the Kent Beekeepers’ Associations, and the miniature garden competition for schools and groups. Alongside our competitions, the Garden Life Demonstration Stage has talks from local growers and experts and visitors can purchase plants from our exhibitors. Visitors can leave their purchases at the Plant Crèche for the day and enjoy the Garden Café.

Flower Show

The Flower Show hosts our exhibition and garden display classes, show gardens and hanging basket competition. These classes are all free to enter and plot frontage ranges from 6m to 12m. All exhibits are judged by an RHS approved judge with financial prizes available. Exhibits can include discrete advertising for your project, charity or college.

Entrants in the hanging basket and decorative pot competition will be allocated an area 4′ square for the pot, and facilities will be provided for the hanging basket above. This is a free competition to enter with a total prize fund of £150.

Details of the 2021 Show will be released in the autumn. The information for the cancelled 2020 Show is below.

Floral Art Competition

Classes in the floral art competition are open to affiliated and non affiliated members of NAFAS and classes include Novice, Open and Junior. The theme for 2019 was ‘Time to Celebrate.’

Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies Summer Show

There are a wide range of garden produce, home economics and craft classes, including flowers, fruit and vegetables. Entry forms are available from Sandra Foreman on 01732 844071 or email

Sundries Stand

Space is available within the Garden Life Marquee for sundries stands. Pitches of 6m x 3m in size are available at £150 + VAT for the three days. These stands can include any items that are directly related to garden maintenance, ornaments, water features, ornamental fencing, floral art design etc. For more information about these stands please contact the Show Office.

Apply for a small selling space within the Garden Life Marquee below.

Miniature Garden Competition for Schools and Groups

Open to groups, schools or individuals aged 16 and under, create a miniature garden to be in with a chance of winning garden centre vouchers. Have your creation displayed in the Garden Life Marquee at the Kent County Show and judged by a RHS approved Judge.

Gardens must be presented in a seed tray no larger than 38cm x 24cm x 10cm and can be made from any material and have any theme. Enter as a group or on your own.

Click below to enter your miniature garden and be part of the 2020 Kent County Show.

If you would like any further information please contact the Garden Life department on 01622 633057 or email