Having been described by many as the Chelsea Flower Show of the West, Taunton Flower Show is a two-day spectacular annual event that is held in early August in Vivary Park. More than 17,000 garden lovers are attracted to its colourful, floral displays and for 187 years tourists, visitors and locals have borne witness to some incredible, flowering feats of fantasy.
Originally held in 1831 the show has continued, year in and year out, apart from during the second World war. Author and Vice Chairman, Anne Leamon has written a well-documented book on the history of the show, and it has been called the Country’s longest running flower show. Run mainly by an army of local volunteers, the Taunton Flower Show is back next year on the 4th and 5th of August. To travel to the show you could catch a bus, take a train or drive your car, kept safely behind Garage Doors Taunton, supplied by a professional company such as http://www.upandoverdoorsltd.co.uk/garage-doors/garage-doors-taunton. You will be in for some breath-taking displays and unusual features, such as the Designer Gardens section. Given just a few square metres of space the competitors create their spectacular garden artworks, just a couple of days before the show begins.
Maybe, you fancy your chances at winning a medal or even a cup at one of the competitions at this prestigious show? Two teams of two contestants each are invited both days of the show to transform a dull patio, empty flower bed, trough and planter into a creative masterpiece of floral fancy.