Taunton Flower Show is an annual flower show held in Vivary Park, Taunton, Somerset, England. It has been described as “The Chelsea of the West”, and attracts around 24,000 visitors over its two days.
The show was first held in 1866 and apart from during the Second World War, has been held every year since.
Shows were first held in 1831, and in 1851 a show was held in the grounds of a Mr Kinglake of Taunton and led, in the course of time, to the establishment of Vivary Park at top of the towns High Street. The Edwardian Park was fully restored in 2001 and continues to provide a magnificent backdrop to what the media rather grandly dubbed The Chelsea of the West a few years ago.