What to expect at this year’s Taunton Flower Show

There's always lots of stunning blooms on show at the event (c) tinadownham.com

There's always lots of stunning blooms on show at the event (c) tinadownham.com - Credit: Archant

Taunton Flower Show returns to the beautiful surroundings of Vivary Park on August 3 and 4

It's not just flowers on show (c) tinadownham.com

It's not just flowers on show (c) tinadownham.com - Credit: Archant

As a celebration of horticultural achievement the flower show promises to be the town’s summer highlight with two days packed full of craft and floral competitions, talented musicians, arena entertainment, mouth-watering food stalls, gardening trade stands, activities, crafts, displays and even a wine show. There’s something to keep all ages busy.

This year’s fantastic arena entertainment will include the Cavalry of Heroes, a group of amazing riders with their horses recounting events from the fields of World War One. With upbeat music along with a dramatic storyline that will pull at the heartstrings, the show will mark 100 years since the armistice. Also on display will be Ye Olde Redtail Falconry who always promise to put on a fantastic show of birds in all their glory.

Take a wander through the Craft Village, see the craftspeople demonstrate their work or stroll into the Plant Village with an array of gardening experts on hand to help.

For those with little ones the Bees and Honey Show is always popular - you can even watch a real beekeeper tending to his hive. A visit to the Children’s Village for entertainment, face painting, exploring nature, go karting and play will keep younger visitors happy.

The Fountain Green area will once again play host to a variety of bands and musicians so tap those feet whilst you stop for a bite to eat. Also included in the ticket price is the Seeds of Knowledge marquee featuring a variety of speakers giving talks and offering advice on many gardening topics. TV and radio

broadcaster Anne Swithinbank will also be visiting the show and talking on ‘planning an exotic border’ so be sure to take a look.

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For a more upbeat way to watch the world go by, head over to Festival Village where live acts perform on stage next to a covered seating area. There’s also a variety of artisan foods in the Food Hall with an array of tasters; no one leaves empty handed!

A show for all ages, this really is a day out for everyone.

For more information visit tauntonfs.co.uk, email info@tauntonfs.o.uk or call 01823 332010.

Click here to book your tickets online.