New Flower Show at Belvoir Castle
Tickets are now available for the very first flower show to be held at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. The inaugural Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival will take place on 14 and 15 July, set in the stunning castle grounds and offering a fantastic day out for anyone that enjoys gardens or gardening. Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to looking after all those who work in horticulture, is the show’s beneficiary charity in 2018.
An exciting line up of exhibitors is being confirmed, with new names coming on board every day. Highlights of the show include a range of show gardens from award-winning designers and a host of well-known nursery and floral exhibitors in the grand Lakeside Pavilion including Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, Brooklands Nurseries, Coopers Nursery, Flowers from the Farm and NAFAS, as well as Barcham Trees and CED Stone.
There will be a Gardeners’ Q&A panel featuring personalities including John Stirland of BBC Radio Nottingham, Mark Smith of BBC Radio Derby, Sean Murray, winner of the Great Chelsea Garden Challenge and Nick Hamilton of Barnsdale Gardens, son of the late Geoff Hamilton. There will also be plenty of opportunities for shopping with a wide range of trade stands brimming with garden products, sculptures, gifts and more.
Event organiser Andy Tudbury says: “We are very excited to launch this new garden festival, which will be particularly special given the beautiful surroundings of Belvoir Castle and its estate. We are sure it will be a great day out for all the family filled with floral inspiration and gardening ideas to take home. We look forward to welcoming people from across the Midlands and elsewhere to the Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival this July.”
Visitors to the show will discover the festival’s different zones including an educational area and a craft and floral marquee. A varied programme of live music from local performers will entertain the crowds in the Music Zone and a wide choice of food and refreshments will be on offer in the Nourish Zone including everything from prosecco, quality coffee and artisan cakes to burgers from a master butcher.
Laura Garnett, Senior Development Manager at Perennial, says:
“We are delighted to be involved with this new event, which looks set to become a highlight of the calendar for garden lovers. We are the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping all those who work in horticulture and we welcome this opportunity to raise the profile of Perennial in the East Midlands and beyond.”