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Junior Competitive Class Workshop

The Cornwall Garden Society are working in partnership with St Austell-based social enterprise, Perennial Harvest to offer hands-on horticultural workshops in the run up to this year's Spring Flower Show to help children of all ages create their entries and try their hand at winning a prize in our junior competitive classes.

Our second pre-Show session will be held at Wheal Martyn Clay Works in St Austell on Saturday 30th March, and this one is a free, drop-in workshop between 10.30am and 1.30pm. We will take the entries to the showground in good time on your behalf after the workshop for staging and judging.

Individuals can enter the 'Best Dressed Vegetable' Category, bring your vegetable and your imagination to create King Carrot or Arthur Apple you can create whatever you like!

Groups can enter 'Story in a Box' Bring a box, and your story idea this category is for two children or more. Some props will help bring your story alive, your imaginations will help in this category enormously. We provide the plants.

Children with Special Educational Needs are encouraged to enter the 'Walk in My Shoes' category, here they can bring any item of footwear to plant into. We provide the plants.

A list of winners of awards and prizes will be posted outside the Show Office by 12 noon on Saturday 6th April. All awards and prizes will be presented at 3pm on Sunday 7th April, and all winners are requested to attend.

For further information about the pre-Show workshops, please email

For advance bookings for the Cornwall Garden Society’s 2019 Spring Flower Show, telephone the Cornish Riviera Box Office on 01726 879500, or visit

General tickets cost £10 in advance or £11 on the gate. CGS member tickets cost £8 in advance or £9 on the gate. Under 16s are free with ticket-holding adults. The ticket price includes free parking. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome, as are credit card payments on the gate.

The CGS is a charity that exists to encourage and improve the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches; share knowledge about gardening and Cornwall’s rich garden heritage, and conserve the county’s natural environment. The Society is affiliated to The Royal Horticultural Society and its Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales.

For further information about the CGS, please visit, follow @CwllGardenSoc on Twitter or Instagram, or like

We hope to see you there!

Who to contact

Facebook event page
Parent organisation
Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show

Where to go

Wheal Martyn
Wheal Martyn Enterprises Ltd, Wheal Martyn Heritage Centre
St. Austell
PL26 8XG

Time / date details

When is it on?
Saturday, 30 March 2019 from 10:30-13:30

Other details


Free drop-in workshop
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