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Arley Garden Festival

24th June 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

£14.50 – £16.50
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Spectacular Floral displays in the magnificent Floral Marquee, specialist plant nurseries and garden accessories. Gardener’s Question Time sessions on both days and guided tours of the gardens with Lord Ashbrook and Head Gardener Gordon Baillie and Hall & Garden entry – all included in your ticket!

There is a delicious Food Fair as well as students in Olympia giving demonstrations and offering mouth watering cakes and pastries. There is a Creative Crafts marquee with over 50 traders, live jazz music in the morning and concert band in the afternoon.

Local schools take part in our Flowerbed Challenge by creating outstanding 8ft x 4ft flowerbeds using plants, the majority of which, they have grown in school since Easter and each one has a different imaginative theme decided on by the children, these flowerbeds are part of a public vote so while you are deliberating on which is your favourite there are childrens rides, face painting and Stockley Farm Park will be bringing some of their petting animals on Sunday.

With an audience of over 5000, there is plenty to enjoy, classic cars are on display in front of the Hall and the countryside marquee hosts The Cheshire Wildlife Trust, stick making and coppice fencing demonstrations as well as the dry stone wall association.

And dont forget that entry to the Hall & Gardens is included in your ticket price, so if you want time away from the crowds and entertainment you can stroll in the peace of the gardens.

RHS Programme of Speakers – Saturday 24th June

11:00 – 11:30 Marcus Chilton Jones, Curator RHS Bridgewater
‘RHS Bridgewater – From Coal, Cotton and Canals to Bats, Bricks and Beeches’

11:30 – 12:00 Gardening Question Time Panel
Tony Arnold (Professional Gardeners Guild)
Sam Youd (former Tatton Park Head Gardener)
Jack Swan (Chairman of Plant Heritage – Cheshire)

12:00 – 12:30 Christine Skelmersdale, RHS Bulb Committee
‘Summer Bulbs – Unsung Heroes of the Border’

12.30 – 13.00 Neil Porteous, Head of Gardens, Mount Stewart and National Trust Regional Gardens & Parks Advisor, NI.
‘Growing exotic plants in Northern Ireland’

13:00 – 13:30 Marcus Chilton Jones, Curator RHS Bridgewater
‘RHS Bridgewater – From Coal, Cotton and Canals to Bats, Bricks and Beeches’

13:30 – 14.00 Gardening Question Time Panel
Tony Arnold (Professional Gardeners Guild)
Sam Youd (former Tatton Park Head Gardener)
Jack Swan (Chairman of Plant Heritage – Cheshire)

14:00 – 14:30 Christine Skelmersdale, RHS Bulb Committee
‘Summer Bulbs – Unsung Heroes of the Border’

14:30 – 15:00 Neil Porteous, Head of Gardens, Mount Stewart and National Trust Regional Gardens & Parks Advisor, NI.
‘Growing exotic plants in Northern Ireland’

15:00 – 15:30 Cheshire Area of NAFAS – floral demonstration and talk

Parking FREE. There is FREE a buggy service running throughout the day and a plant creche.

Please note there is Festival entry price only today, normal Hall & Garden entry prices do not apply.

Gate price only available from 4pm Friday 23rd June – Adults £16.50 Concessions £14.50 Children FREE.

Details

Date:
24th June 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
£14.50 – £16.50
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Organiser

Arley Hall & Gardens
Phone:
01565 777 353
Website:
www.arleyhallandgardens.com

Venue

Arley Hall & Gardens
Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6NA United Kingdom + Google Map
Phone:
01565 777 353
Website:
www.arleyhallandgardens.com