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Garden Show at Firle Place
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Event begins: 21st April 2017
Garden Show at Firle Place ends on 23rd April 2017
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Celebrating the 10th Garden Show in Spring at Firle Place The perfect time and place to plot and plan for the garden year. Be inspired to enhance the home and your lifestyle: specialist growers guiding one to the right plant for your garden and the right place in the garden for that plant. Plenty of garden related goods, artisan designs, homeware products, garden furniture, sundries, fashion accessories and the most delicious country foods.
Firle Arts & Craft Market will again be held in the beautiful Old Georgian Riding School showcasing local art and design work. There is The Fabulous Flower Festival and Herbal & Healthy refreshments in St Peters Church (rumour has it there will even be sheep and lambs in the Church!). Peter Owen-Jones, Firles parish priest, author and television presenter (aka Peter the Pirate!) along with his team are planning a Fantastical Pirate Treasure Hunt for younger visitors in the church yard.
Plant Doctors, Steve & Val Bradley, will be back by popular request to help solve varied gardening problems to get your garden growing and whilst they are on their lunch break various exhibitors will be using their tent to chat about plants, planting, pest control and other aspects of gardening a great opportunity for Questions & Answers.
Beautiful Firle House will be open during the show at a reduced rate and visitors have the opportunity to wander into Firle Place Herb Garden to see how my ladys garden is growing. Although still a work in progress, the garden continues to develop with a number of projects planned for the future. Lady Gage, with a long interest in the medical uses of herbs, began work on the design and structure of the garden four years ago and now produces Firle tisanes teas and medicinal bath soaks.
There are plenty of activities on site to keep all the family occupied: The Great Garden Show Tombola with a chance to win some amazing prizes donated by The Garden Show exhibitors; The Fun of the Fair will keep younger visitors busy and happy; The Jazz Trio will be wandering the gardens delighting all with their evocative music whilst Huxley Birds of Prey thrill the crowds as they soar to the skies. The weekend childrens entertainment will bring smiles as they have faces painted, learn to juggle with the jester, relax and watch the puppet shows. The Mish Mash Morris Dancers will be leaping around to thrill the crowds with their dramatic (and noisy!) dancing and Lewes Vox Community Choir will be in full voice in the Church All this and so much more. (If you cant make this show the next one is at Stansted Park, Hants 9 - 11 June and the show moves onwards to Loseley Park 28 30 July)A great day out for the whole family. Life is good in your Garden!
Adults £7, Seniors £5, Child £3 (4yrs and under FOC), Family £18 (2A & 4C), Groups £4 (advance booking only 20+)
Firle House Free Flow Tours: £4 (normally £8.50)
Mobility For You: 01784 451258 www.mobilityforyou.co.uk
No dogs allowed in the showground except if needed to assist.
Telephone: 01243 538456
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