Carol Klein

The Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2018 will be officially opened by TV gardener Carol Klein at 10am on Friday 22nd June.

Famed for featuring on shows like Gardeners’ World and Grow Your Own Veg, the horticultural expert and BBC Plantswoman will be joining us for the grand opening of the Blenheim Palace Flower Show. 

Carol Klein will also be taking a look around the show and will be available for a question and answer session in the Garden Talks Theatre. A rough guide to Carol’s appearances on the day can be found below*

10am: Ribbon cutting to officially open the show
11am: Q&A in the Gardening Talks Theatre
12pm: Presentation of Best in Show Award in the Grand Floral Pavilion
1.30pm: Q&A in the Gardening Talks Theatre


Glynn Purnell

TV personality and Michelin star chef, Glynn Purnell will also be attending this year’s show on Friday 22nd June.

Glynn Purnell, aka the Yummy Brummie, has teamed up with Calvet, the UK’s favourite French Wine brand, for some gastronomic French street food and wine alchemy this summer at the Blenheim Palace Flower Show.

The chef, who hails from Birmingham is well known for appearing on Saturday Kitchen and My Kitchen Rules.

Gynn will be taking up residency at Rue du Calvet where he’ll be sharing his favourite memories of France and creating three dishes which encapsulates his stories for foodies and wine lovers at the show. Each dish will be matched with a wine from the award-winning, food friendly Calvet range which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. 

Glynn’s cooking demonstrations, which will last approx one hour each, will take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.


John Challis

We will also be joined by John Challis (aka Boycie from Only Fools and Horses).

The actor, who has also starred in ITV’s Benidorm, will be at the Blenheim Palace Flower Show from Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th June.

Visitors will be able to meet John for a photograph and even purchase a copy of his book.

Click here for a special message from John Challis himself.


*Timings and appearances are subject to change without prior notification