What to see and do at The English Country Garden Festival this June 1 and 2
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On the 1st and 2nd of June the beautiful private gardens and grounds of Coombe Trenchard Estate will open to the public whilst owners Sarah and Philip Marsh play host to their annual summer spectacular - The English Country Garden Festival
For the 8th year, a meticulously curated collection of exquisite stalls with exhibitors sourced from all corners of our wonderful region will be nestled within the tranquil gardens of this very special Edwardian Arts and Crafts country house - promising a feast for the senses and the soul.
Sarah Marsh and co-organiser Lorna Vanier, work hard to deliver an exceptional two day event year on year, bringing together a heady mix of specialist garden nurseries, artists, craft makers, food and drink producers, and much much more.
'The festival offers something for everyone" says Lorna "with artisans and artists, gifted growers, home and garden treasures galore - and this year we're thrilled to have the Tamar Historic Transport Club join us with their members classic, vintage, and veteran cars".
"I just love to see the festival come to life" says Sarah, "from the young to the young at heart, faithful 4 legged friends too - the English Country Garden Festival is a chance for visitors to take valuable time away from every day life and enjoy the eclectic fruits of country living and a pleasant pause in our gardens".
75 plus stall holders and exhibitors, combined with the friendliest brigade of staff, volunteers and supporters, are a fine example of good old fashioned community spirit at it's best.
Foodies visiting won't be disappointed with a scrumptious range of lunches, teas, cakes, coffees, and ice-creams available to fuel them as they wander or sit for a moment to gaze at magnificent Dartmoor views from the historic house terrace.
- 1 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 2 WIN £200 worth of luxury silk bed products
- 3 Win a luxury ladies watch worth £199
- 4 10 Cheshire walks close to AA recommended pubs
- 5 Win £500 of English wine from Lyme Bay Winery
- 6 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 7 Win a watercolour painting of The Matchings by artist James Merriott
- 8 Win super stylish summer shades!
- 9 13 delicious afternoon teas to try in Somerset
- 10 A 5.3 mile circular walk around Sandwich
Coombe Trenchard invite charities from the region as part of their outreach programmes, and the 2019 festival will welcome Childrens Hospice South West, Paws 2 Freedom, Made-Well, The Peredur Trust and Send a Cow.
The stunning location, exhibitor line up, and festival ethos ensures the English Country Garden Festival is a definite date to add to your summer show diary.
With plentiful free car parking, dogs on leads most welcome, and free entry for all children attending, there are many reasons to attend this charming celebration of summer.
Ticket details and further information can be found on the website www.coombetrenchard.co.uk/english-country-garden-festival