Stepping into the world of flower shows

flower show marquee hire

Insight from the flower show marquee hire experts

Spring is certainly a busy time for the gardening world. Not only does planting season start, but many of the countries top flower shows are mobilising for summer events. At Field and Lawn, we work with some of the top horticultural societies to provide world class marquees and temporary structures to flower shows and horticultural events across the UK.

Our latest blog, discusses the key things you need to know when exploring marquee hire for flower shows.

Temporary structures for large events

When it comes to large flower show events, hiring marquees is unquestionably an essential part of the planning process. Our temporary structures provide the ideal environment to showcase the most wonderful displays and exhibits.  

Why clearspan marquees?

To begin with, our clearspan event marquees can be hired to offer shade and shelter to keep displays (and visitors!) in tip top shape.  Field and Lawn have a vast range of high quality and versatile marquees for hire, suitable for all events and occasions.  

Our marquee hire fleet includes small event structures from 3m up to 9m. Medium sized marquees range between 10m to 20m. Our largest event structures span between 25m up to 30m. We can also provide conical marquees which are perfect for smaller shows and events. 

Above all, one of the main reasons why flower show events opt for marquee hire is the versatility they offer.  Our clearspan structures can be configured and specified to your exact requirements.

In the same way, whether it’s a small-scale floral exhibition or a grand garden party, marquees can be tailored to accommodate a wide range of layouts and designs. From intimate floral marquees to large spacious pavilions, and corporate hospitality, the options are endless.  In fact, marquees can even be supplied with or without flooring. Additionally, we can construct our marquees around existing features and installations if required.

back of house event marquees

Most importantly, marquees play a crucial role in providing essential back of house for flower show events. From catering facilities to ticketing and security check points. In particular they can house dining areas, bars, and lounges, creating relaxed, yet high end feel for everyone attending the event. Additionally, marquees can be equipped with a vast range of extras. This includes, heating, cooling, tables and chairs, heating, lighting, lining, flooring and more.  Field and Lawn have a large stock and work with industry leading suppliers. We can supply the extras to make your flower show spectacular.

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Our marquees can be hired with soft or solid sides.  We can also provide marquees with glazed panels or PVC windows and high quality doors, access ramps and even bespoke branded PVC gables.

Notably the most popular option for flower show events are clearspan marquees. These provide open plan space for exhibitors to showcase their impressive floral displays, allowing visitors unobstructed views through the pavilion. As a result, within this space, exhibitors can display their vibrant stunning arrangements, creating a cohesive and easy to navigate experience for visitors. 

Above all, the marquee becomes the heart of the event, where visitors can explore a wide variety of flowers and plants, learn from exhibitor talks and seminars.


Now there are hundreds of flower shows every year, from the world famous RHS Chelsea flower show to smaller independent events. In brief here are just a handful of the spectacular flower show events that we have to look forward to in 2024!

Harrogate Flower Show – Their Spring show is held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, a Jewell in the calendar! – Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th April

Chorley Flower Show – An award winning show in Astley Park – July 2024, Dates are to be confirmed 

Shrewsbury Flower Show – A premier event organised by the Shropshire Horticultural Society – August 2024, Dates are to be confirmed

Southport Flower Show – The UK’s largest independent flower show! Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August

In Summary

In conclusion when it comes to large flower show events, marquee hire is a practical and popular choice. Overall, the versatility, flexibility, and functionality of marquees make them an ideal solution. Subsequently by hiring a marquee, event organizers can create captivating spaces that showcases exhibits while providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience for visitors. So, the next time you attend a flower show event, take a moment to appreciate the marquee that has made it all possible. It may well be a Field and Lawn marquee! 

About Field and lAWN

Field and Lawn are marquee hire experts and have supplied top of the range marquees to many flower shows across the UK.  Specifically providing full project management and installation expertise.  With four branches across the UK we have the capability and kit to supply a full event solution.