The perfect event to find all you need to make your garden (and home!) grow.
A great opportunity to explore what’s on the doorstep; source new talent, designers and artisans. Browse affordable and handpicked stands showcasing the latest specialist plants, garden accessories, art, design, sculpture, fashion, gifts and then treat your taste buds to tempting foods and wines.
It’s also a good opportunity to learn about gardening –
Meet the Garden Show team and pick up top tips from horticultural experts to solve those frustrating problems – they know what they are doing. As ever the specialist plantsmen will bring their knowledge and an abundance of beautiful plants and, along with the Plant Doctors, they will be working hard to solve any gardening problems. This is a great opportunity to get your garden into shape and with environmentalist, Jules and Lance on hand again, you can be sure that any garden ailments will be resolved in as friendly a way as possible! New this year ‘The Mole Catcher’ show on Saturday and Sunday will bring some laughter to the infuriating ways we attempt to move moles onwards from our garden spaces.
We welcome back Ray Hunt who, with his unique flair, will be building a garden in aid of CancerWise – watch this space as we update on his plans and design for 2017!
Don’t forget . . .it’s not all about gardening . . . with ongoing cooking and a variety of demonstrations to persuade you to be creative when you get home! The popular ‘Studio Shop Marquee’, which proved so popular, will return and you will find talented artists and artisans ready and willing to share their expertise; jewellery design, water colour painting, photography, felt making, forging, pottery and so many more! We are joined again by Willowpool Designs who will be running workshops on willow weaving and everyone can have a go at archery with Target Zone from Midland Adventures.
There is plenty to engage your children too: watch them play in the beautiful parklands and they can get crafting and learn to juggle, have their faces painted, get lost in the maze, ride the model railway or play in the fairground. Whilst you enjoy Stansted’s lovely parklands, exploring the House, Chapel and arboretum or watching the Huxley Birds of Prey soar through the skies.
We have grown over the years but are happy that the original concept hasn’t changed – giving visitors the opportunity to source an innovative range of items for the house, garden and themselves. Over 320 stands, picked for their quality and difference, bursting with stylish accessories, art and design and enticing artisan foods and wines. A chance to rejuvenate your home and make your life feel much better!
Ticket Prices 2018:
Child £3 (under 5 years free).
Groups £6 (20+ visitors)
Free Flow Tours of Stansted House (1pm – 4pm) £4
www.thegardenshowonline.com – 01243 538456
IN SUPPORT OF CANCERWISE www.cancerwise.org.uk