Where? Ascot Racecourse
What? A visit to Ascot’s Spring Garden show should be on every keen gardener’s agenda this weekend. With the weather expecting to hit 24 degrees, who wouldn’t want to spend their weekend at the world-famous Ascot racecourse viewing an abundance of quality horticulture?
Visitors can expect to see 12 inspiring gardens during the course of the weekend, as well as a large range of exhibitors. The high-quality boutique event will be home to a specialist nursery selling its plants, as well as a smashing line-up of horticultural professionals. The place to be for expert advice, gardening tips and a slice of horticultural history, the Ascot Spring Garden Show will be host to TV gardener David Domondey as he shares his unique gardening techniques and revealing his ‘Confessions of a TV Gardener’. Simon Lycett, commonly known for his eye-catching displays at royal and celebrity events as Europe’s finest floral decorator, will be sharing his knowledge of fabulous florals using spring’s most beautiful flowers.
The Gardens of Windsor Great Park’s top team will be on hand to give expert advice to visitors at the first plant selling garden show of the year in the South East. They’ll also be sure to reveal how both The Savill Garden and The Valley Gardens became the stunning landscapes they are today. Guests can learn how to grow their own vegetables with Pippa Greenwood and discover how to ensure their home-grown veg stays healthy through to harvest time.
The Parade Ring Restaurant will be home to a botanical-themed afternoon tea curated by pâtissière Claire Clark. Perfect with a glass of bubbles…
Tickets cost £24 and can be purchased through Ascot or on the door. Afternoon Tea sittings are available at 1pm and 3pm and cost £35 per person.