This Saturday sees  one of the more genteel events in Windsor’s calendar with the Royal Rose and Horticultural Society Flower Show in St. George’s School grounds in Windsor Castle. This is the 110th flower show and is a lovely traditional event, well attended by locals and a huge delight for visitors who stumble across it. Competition prizes are silver cups, many as old as the event itself, as well as cash prizes of £3, £2 or £1.  the low value of the prize money is another tradition that nobody wants to see change, least of all the winners who value being a part of such a ancient festival.

The gates (close to Windsor and Eton Riverside Station)  open at 11.am and the show closes at 5.00pm entrance is £5 but there are discounts for family groups. Plenty of parking is available at two local car parks.

At the Showground in the beautiful gardens of St George’s, visitors will discover Marquees displaying competition entries for more than 100 different classes for all ages and all abilities. The prizes will be handed out by guest of honour, The Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle Admiral Sir James Perowne KBE.

There are a wide range of exhibitions, demonstrations and activities throughout the day. A Beer tent sponsored by the award winning Windsor and Eton Brewery or if you would rather, there are Cream Teas available on the lawn. If you have never been before, this is a delightfully English day out and a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy a relaxed but singularly  sophisticated event.

Royal Windsor Flower Show 2015