6th & 7th August 2021
Vivary Park

Organisers of Taunton Flower Show have decided not to hold a show in 2020 due to the uncertainties caused by the corona virus situation.

The show’s directors announced that they have decided to focus their efforts on making next year’s event the biggest celebratory garden party the town has seen for years. Soon-to-retire chairman of the show, Adrian Prior-Sankey explained,

‘For the first time since the war there won’t be a show in the park this August but the organising team is in good heart and want to make sure that as soon as we can be out and about again we will put plans in place for a great celebration in 2021.

In 2021 the show will be 190 years old and will have been held in Vivary Park for 170 years’

Anyone who has purchased tickets for this year’s show can request a refund or carry them over to next year. Members of the show who have renewed their subscription will have the same options.

Adrian is retiring after more than 20 years at the forefront of the show which is the oldest, longest running event of its kind in Britain (and the second in the world). Apart from a flood in 1997 after the exhibits were set up, only wars have interrupted the annual gathering of gardeners and the public in Taunton’s Vivary Park.

The chairman-elect is Nigel Handbury who has served as vice chairman and is retired having had a distinguished career in the armed forces working with medical teams.

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Covid 19

  • E-Ticket Holders - Advance tickets purchased to date, will be transferred to the 2021 Show. Alternatively you can request a refund. To do this email your ticket reference number to info@tauntonfs.co.uk.
  • Membership - 2020 Memberships purchased, will be transferred to the 2021 Show. Alternatively you can request a refund. Further details will be sent to you shortly.
    Please email membership@tauntonfs.co.uk with any enquiries.
  • Sponsorship - We can transfer your sponsorship to the 2021 Show.
    Please contact Louise Walker via info@tauntonfs.co.uk to discuss what you would like to do.
  • Competition Classes - We will cancel any entries in the competition classes and we will reissue the competition classes booklet in January 2021 using the same mailing list as 2020. If you did not receive a 2020 booklet and would like one for 2021, please email entries@tauntonfs.co.uk
  • Designer Gardens - We will be inviting applications from January 2021. Please email dg@tauntonfs.co.uk with any enquiries.