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24th June 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm£10.50 – £11.50
We are inviting you to join us at the Arley Garden Festival, which this year will be celebrating its 24th year. The Festival, which regularly attracts 6,000 visitors, has become one of the highlights of the horticultural year in the North West and follows the Cheshire Show.
Once again there will be 15 specialist plant nurseries being judged in the Floral Marquee and a wide variety of plant nurseries on the show ground as well as Garden tours throughout the day lead by Lord Ashbrook and Gordon Baillie our Head Gardener, there will also be a Gardening Question Time session on both days with Sue Beesley from Bluebell cottage also part of the Question Time programme along with the Cheshire Area of NAFAS, Gordon Baillie our Head Gardener and Lord Ashbrook who will be talking about the history of the Arley gardens.
There will be garden accessories and Creative Crafts will host have a superb marquee, food traders in our historic Cruck Barn and down to the hall include cheese, pies and pastries, icecream, cakes, scotch eggs, cider, sweets and more as well as ‘Arley Bakes’ cooking demonstrations as well as delicious catering outlets. There will be a brass band playing in the afternoon in the east garden by the hall, an area not normally open to the public and a jazz band playing around the showground during the morning. Street Jazz will entertain you with foot tapping music in the stable yard.
In the Countryside Marquee visitors will be able to enjoy Stick Making, Coppice Fencing and Dry Stone Wall and willow weaving demonstrations. Classic cars will be infront of the Hall.
The Schools Garden Challenge is this year sponsored by Gabriel Ash who will be donating a red cedar, upright coldframe, delivered and assembled as 1st prize! To visit the Gabriel Ash website – click here. 8 schools have created and planted wonderful flowerbed with will be judged on the Saturday morning with a public vote taking place over the weekend, enabling all visitors to vote for their favourite flowerbed. Fryer’s Roses have donated a Dachshund Bench for the public vote prize!To visit the Fryer’s Roses website – click here.
There is also facepainting, childrens rides and our adventure play zone with an exciting zip wire.
Book your tickets below, prices include entry to the Hall & Gardens and can be used on either day.
Prebooked Adult: £11.50 On the Day £16.50
Prebooked Concession (60+): £10.50 On the Day £14.50
Children (0-16) FREE
Groups (15+) £9 prebooking required email Margaret Rowland-jones [email protected] or call on 01565 777 353.
Cash back available, free parking, dogs welcome.
No cafe only entry for this event.