The Garden Show at Firle Place 20 - 22 April 2018
10am – 5pm Daily
Art, Design, Your Garden & You!
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The Garden Show in Spring at Firle Place is now in its 11th year proving that it’s the perfect time and place to plot and plan for the garden year and be inspired to enhance the home and your lifestyle: specialist growers guiding one to the right plant for your garden and the right place in the garden for that plant. Plenty of garden related goods, artisan designs, homeware products, garden furniture, sundries, fashion accessories and the most delicious country foods.
Firle Arts & Craft Market will again be held in the beautiful Old Georgian Riding School showcasing local art and design work. St Peter's Church will be full of country flowers, music and ‘Herbal & Healthy’ refreshments (rumour has it there will even be sheep and lambs in the Church!). Over the weekend Peter Owen-Jones, Firle’s parish priest, author and television presenter (aka Peter the Pirate!), along with his team is planning a ‘Fantastical Pirate Treasure & Easter Egg Hunt’ for younger visitors in the church yard.
The Gardening Doctors, Steve & Val Bradley, will be back by popular request to help solve varied gardening problems to get your garden growing and whilst they are on their lunch break various exhibitors will be using their tent to chat about plants, planting, pest control and other aspects of gardening – a great opportunity for Questions & Answers. By popular request Ben Cross from Crosslands nursery will be back extolling the quality of British grown cut flowers and how the industry needs support.
Beautiful Firle House will be open 12pm – 4pm during the show at a reduced rate and visitors have the opportunity to wander into Firle Place Herb Garden to see how my lady’s garden is growing. Although still a work in progress, the garden continues to develop with a number of projects planned for the future. Lady Gage, with a long interest in the medicinal uses of herbs, began work on the design and structure of the garden four years ago and now produces Firle ‘tisanes’ teas and medicinal bath soaks.
There are plenty of activities on site to keep all the family occupied: The ‘Great Garden Show Tombola’ with a chance to win some amazing prizes donated by The Garden Show exhibitors; ‘The Fun of the Fair’ will keep younger visitors busy and happy. ‘The Jazz Trio’ will be wandering the gardens delighting all with their evocative music whilst Huxley Birds of Prey thrill the crowds as they soar to the skies. The weekend children’s entertainment will bring smiles as they have faces painted, learn to juggle with the jester, and relax watching the puppet shows. All this and so much more. There are other plans in the making and watch this space as news is updated.
(If you can’t make this show – the next one is at Stansted Park, Hampshire 8 - 10 June and the show moves onwards to Loseley Park 27 – 29 July)
A great day out for the whole family. Life is good in your Garden!
Adults £7, Seniors £5, Child £3 (4yrs and under FOC), Family £18 (2A & 4C), Groups £4 (advance booking only 20+)
Firle House Free Flow Tours: £5 (normally £9)
Mobility For You: 01784 451258 www.mobilityforyou.co.uk
In Support of ‘Something To Look Forward To' / www.somethingtolookforwardto.org.uk
No dogs allowed in the showground & Firle Gardens (except those needed to assist)
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