Newstead Abbey is to again play host to the East Midlands Flower Show over the weekend of July 1-2.
The abbey grounds will once again open their gates to fabulous show gardens, designed by local nurseries, horticultural colleges, landscapers and our volunteer teams.
There is also inspiration for the amateur gardener with a day of opportunities to meet growers and garden centres on hand to showcase their gorgeous plants, shrubs and trees. There is also a home and garden marquee for seasonal plants, gifts, and garden furniture. Once you are shopped out – relax and listen to some live music with some great local food and drink.
There will be talks throughout the day from a team of experts to help get the most out of the garden or to learn how to use home grown produce to create fabulous seasonal food.
Garden experts attending the event include BBC Radio Nottingham’s John Stirland and Paula Rutledge and also Sean Murray, winner of BBC 2’s The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge.
Advances Tickets are available now at the Early Bird price of £8 for adults with Under 16’s FREE (Advance tickets will be available until 29/06/2017 – On the day tickets £10 Under 16’s FREE)
Cllr Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for leisure and culture said; “We are so pleased to be having the East Midlands Flower Show at Newstead again this year.
“The first show last year was very popular and featured some beautiful displays with something for the budding professional down to the person that wants a few plants and some advice on how to improve their window box.
“There are some really interesting local experts to see too. I’m sure the show will become one of the ‘must visit’ events in every gardener’s calendar for many years to come.”