TV gardening personality James Wong headlines the 2015 Holker Garden Festival
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South Cumbria’s annual horticultural celebration, the Holker Garden Festival, is this year marking its 23rd show with the attendance of ethnobotanist, and TV gardening personality James Wong.
You can see James in the Holker Garden Theatre at 1.30pm on Saturday 30th May 2015, where he will be taking part in a Q&A session and signing copies of his new book ‘Grow for Flavour’.
Hosted by the Cavendish Family in the grounds of Holker Hall & Gardens in Cark-in-Cartmel, the three day event, from Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st May 2015, showcases the very best of gardening, countryside, food and crafts, with a vibrant mix of horticultural displays, show gardens, country crafts and artisan produce. Highlights include guests, Gary Murdock and Pete Taylor; semi -finalists on series one of BBC Two’s The Big Allotment Challenge, and BBC Gardeners’ Questions Time Chairman Eric Robson all taking to the stage in the Holker Garden Theatre.
For tickets visit www.holkerfestival.co.uk, or call 015395 58838. Opening times are 10.00am to 5.30pm. Entrance is £15.50 for adults, and £14.00 for seniors/students; discounts for advance bookings available online. Children under 16 go FREE when accompanied by an adult.
DON’T MISS: This year’s special preview evening hosted by the Cavendish Family in the Grand Floral Marquee on the eve of the festival (Thursday 28th May from 6pm-8pm.) Enjoy champagne, canapés and a fascinating behind the scenes look at the judging process. Tickets are on sale now priced £25 per person, and available to buy from the Festival Show Office, tel 015395 58838.