Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Blenheim Palace Flower Show is set to bloom

The much-anticipated Blenheim Palace Flower Show is set to burst into bloom in June to celebrate the very best of gardening in the UK.
Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Thanks to the overwhelming success of its debut in 2013, the stunning show, which is organised by Aztec Events, will return to the grounds of the Oxfordshire stately home from 20-22 June 2014.

Packed with inspiration and vibrant colour, the sweet-smelling event will feature over 150 floral and garden exhibitors. Some of the UK's finest landscape designers such as Nicholsons, Green Art, Slate Grey and Prime Design will be displaying breath-taking outdoor spaces to showcase their exquisite design work.

Elsewhere the stunning 25,000 sq ft Grand Floral Pavilion, which forms the main centerpiece of the show, will play host to a selection of the UK's finest nurseries including D’Arcy Everest, Eagle Sweet Peas and Oska Copperfield Nurseries. It will also provide the perfect place to speak to the show’s growing crop of celebrity experts.
Monty Don

On hand to open the three-day show will be horticultural expert Monty Don. Best known for presenting the BBC television series Gardeners' World the writer and speaker will be welcoming and sharing his extensive gardening knowledge with visitors.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, June 21, presenter, author and gardener Joe Swift will be joined by ITV’s Love Your Garden presenter Frances Tophill in the Experts Theatre.

Joe will be talking about landscaping, garden design and home gardening while Frances will be encouraging people to get out into their gardens and to make the most of whatever space they have.

The ever-popular Ground Force television duo Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh are back in action on Sunday, June 22. Charlie will be entertaining visitors with expert advice on choosing and installing water features and Tommy will be sharing knowledge and tips on various garden building projects.
Charlie Dimmock

“No summer flower show could hope for a finer setting than Woodstock’s Blenheim Palace,” said Aztec Events director Matt Upson who, given the success of the 2013 show, expects to attract 40 thousand this year.

“Once again we’re expecting visitors of all ages from across the UK and not just keen gardeners. Our show is also popular with those passionate about food, local heritage and the great British outdoors as the elegant palace provides a stunning backdrop to rival those offered by the Chelsea and Hampton Court shows,” added Upson.

Built by Vanbrugh and now home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and his family, visitors to the Blenheim Palace Flower Show can also visit the beautiful surrounding landscaped parkland and gardens free of charge. The inspirational World Heritage Site, which was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, offers a memorable day out in its own right.

For more information or to book discounted advance tickets to the Blenheim Palace Flower Show, visit: Tickets are priced from £12.50 adults and £6.50 for children at the gate. Concessions and family tickets are also available.
Blenheim Palace Flower Show

When: 20-22 June 2014
Where: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
Doors: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Parking: FREE

Dogs: Allowed on a lead (no dogs are permitted inside the Palace building)

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