Garden Events This Weekend

Published on July 12th 2019
Kites in the sky

National Sweet Pea Show

a sweet pea on display
The UK's top sweet pea growers descend on Harlow Carr to compete in over 70 classes to win awards. Learn more about the varieties and take home some of the best plants the growers have to offer.

Natural Perfume and Aromatherapy

A bottle of perfume surrounded by lavendar
RHS Garden Rosemoor, 13th, 10:30am - 4:30pm
This workshop will teach you how to create your own perfume using aromatic botanical ingredients and essential oils.

Borde Hill Brass Festival

Somoene holding a trumpet
Borde Hill Garden, 14th, 10am - 4pm
Brass band musicians young and old will be treating picnic goers to a day of excellent brass music set in the beautiful setting of Borde Hill Garden.

Sussex Gin and Food Fest

A couple of glasses of gin
Borde Hill Garden, 13th, 12pm - 10pm
A range of locally distilled gins, live entertainment and food of every variety await visitors, as well as the stunning Azalea Ring, Rose Gardens and Rhododendron Gardens around the gardens.
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Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival

A large stone statue in front of a castle with Belvoir Castle in the background
Belvoir Castle, 13th - 14th
Expanding on 2018's Flower Festival, this event describes itself as a 'picnic in the park meets Chelsea Flower Show'. Live music, show gardens, exhibitors and stalls for all your garden needs makes us think their description may not be far off the truth!

Flatford Tudor Fayre 1542 with the Companye of Merrie Folke

a couple of tudors
Valley Farm, Flatford, 13th July, 10am - 5pm
Step back in time to 1542 as the garden of Valley Farm is transformed into a Tudor Fayre. You can try your hand at Tudor crafts, like basket making or spoon carving, be entertained by musicians and dancers and watch Tudor folk at work and play.

Kite Festival

A group of people flying kites in the air
Berrington Hall, 13th, 10am - 4pm
Bring or borrow a kite to take to the skies with kite enthusiasts of all levels. There will even be a space to make your own to fill the sky with colour.

Cactus Show

A table of cacti
Members of the British Cactus and Succulent Society will be competing in their annual show, displaying rare and impressive specimens. Experts will also be on hand to answer any questions.

Planting for Plantaholics

A palm tree
RHS Garden Wisley, 13th, 10:30am - 1 pm
Peter Thurman will examine how we can design planting schemes that can match our desire to continually evolve our planting with new purchases and inspiration from garden visits and shows.

National Garden Scheme

Of course, the National garden scheme has gardens open all over the country for you to enjoy. Find one near you.

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