We are delighted to present this exciting two-day garden festival celebrating the finest in gardening tradition, held in the grounds of the impressive Arts & Crafts house of Coombe Trenchard in rural Devon.
Alongside specialist nurseries selling an exciting selection of British-grown plants, there’s a programme of expert talks in the GARDENS ILLUSTRATED Marquee. There’s also the chance to watch craftspeople at work, as well as musical entertainment, Edwardian croquet on the lawn and a traditional Devon garden tea. It’s the perfect way to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.
Full details of events and exhibitors at www.coombetrenchard.co.uk or call 01566 783179.
Venue Coombe Trenchard, Lewtrenchard, Devon EX20 4PW
Date Friday 1 and Saturday 2 June 2012, 10am-5.30pm
Tickets Advance tickets £6; on the gate £7; £5.50 for readers who show this copy of the magazine (or this page) on the gate; under 14s free; advance group bookings (10 or more) £5.50 each. Book at Cornish Riviera Box Office 01726 879500, www.crbo.co.uk
NOTE - take your copy of the May issue of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED with you and pay just £5.50 - that's a saving of £1.50 off the standard price of £7.
Programme of talks in the GARDENS ILLUSTRATED Marquee
Friday 1st June
11am Jason Ingram, garden photographer, will talk about ‘Photographing plants and gardens’
12 noon Angela Linforth, editor of Homes & Antiques magazine, will discuss the pleasures of ‘Upcycling’
2pm Alys Fowler, TV gardener, columnist and writer, on ‘Growing unusual veg and how to eat it’
3pm Ken Basterfield is a commercial beekeeper. He reflects on his ‘40 years among the bees’
Saturday 2nd June
11am Noël Kingsbury, planting design expert, in conversation with nurseryman John Carter of Rowden Gardens
12 noon Juliet Roberts, editor of GARDENS ILLUSTRATED, discusses ‘Planting in containers’
2pm Lia Leendertz, gardening journalist and author, on ‘How to create the perfect night-time garden’
3pm Hannah McVicar, illustrator and print artist, talks about ‘Floral and botanical print’