With an ‘early burst of summer’ set to hit southern England this weekend with highs of up to 24c expected, a visit to the inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show should be on every keen gardener’s agenda.
The high-quality boutique event showcases 12 inspiring gardens, specialist nurseries with plants for sale, a range of quality exhibitors and free expert advice with the world-famous Ascot Racecourse providing an iconic backdrop.
A key highlight of this brand-new show is the complimentary Talks Theatre which plays host to a line-up of horticultural professionals offering expert advice, gardening tips, a sprinkle of humour and a dash of horticultural history.
Talks Theatre Highlights:
- TV gardener David Domoney sharing unusual gardening techniques, inspiration for sensory gardens and his ‘Confessions of a TV Gardener’.
- Europe’s finest floral decorator Simon Lycett, known for his extravagant displays at private events for Royalty and celebrities, shares his top tips for floral fabulousness using spring flowers.
- The top team from the Gardens of Windsor Great Park are giving expert advice on choosing plants for a spring garden and they’ll reveal how The Savill Garden and the Valley Gardens were developed into the stunning landscapes seen today.
- Growing your own vegetables is a popular pastime and Ascot guests can join Pippa Greenwood as she shares her favourite methods to ensure your home grown veg stays healthy right through to harvest time.
To view the full Talks Theatre line-up with timings and descriptions, please click here.
Making a day at the Ascot Spring Garden Show even sweeter, a botanical-themed Afternoon Tea has been designed by the talented Ascot chefs in partnership with celebrated pâtissière Claire Clark. Served in Ascot’s premier eatery – The Parade Ring Restaurant – Afternoon Tea is served with an accompanying glass of Prosecco or Champagne with prices from £35 per person and sittings available at 1pm and 3pm.
Held on the south side of Ascot’s iconic Grandstand and at the start of the gardening season, the Ascot Spring Garden Show offers quality horticulture with superb facilities for food and drink, entertainment and shopping. Parking is free to show visitors.
Tickets are £24 and can be purchased at the gates on the day. Alternatively, tickets are £20 if purchased in advance from www.ascot.co.uk/gardenshow
Gates open at 10am each day and parking is completely free.