Blenheim Palace Flower Show
Set to burst into bloom...
Blenheim Palace Flower Show is set to burst into bloom again this June and to celebrate this showcase of the very best of gardening in the UK, we’ve got a pairs of tickets up for grabs.
The Queen of British baking Mary Berry will indulge in her other great passion for gardening by opening this year’s three-day event, which is set to return to the Oxfordshire stately home that was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill from 19-21 June.
To join in the palace’s events to recognise Churchill’s era and commemorative year, at the heart of the 2015 show will be a 25,000 square foot ‘Victory’ pavilion featuring over 40 stunning floral displays and a huge selection of plants from the UK’s finest nurseries at special event prices.
Elsewhere visitors can take a stroll down ‘Winston’s Way’ and ‘Churchill’s Crescent’ to discover the inspiring show gardens displaying breath-taking outdoor spaces by some of the UK’s finest landscape designers.
Visitors can even browse and purchase the latest products from over 300 floral and garden exhibitors or indulge in some of the finest foods and nibbles.
While Mary’s interest in cooking led her to a career as one of the nation’s favourite cookery writers, she has a passion for growing her own culinary herbs, fruit and vegetables – so certainly knows her way around a potting shed.
Mary said: “I’m thrilled to be opening the Blenheim Palace Flower Show as gardening is a huge passion of mine. I am almost as happy in a garden as I am in a kitchen. I find it very relaxing and enjoy nothing more than cooking the produce we’ve grown. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the amazing floral displays from some of the country’s leading nurseries as well as being inspired by the fantastic show gardens.”
For more information or to book discounted advance tickets to the Blenheim Palace Flower Show, visit: blenheimflowershow.co.uk. Advanced tickets are priced from £11 adults and £5.50 for children at the gate. Concessions and family tickets are also available. Visitors to the flower show can also visit the 2000 acres of surrounding landscaped parkland and formal gardens of Blenheim Palace’s inspirational World Heritage Site free of charge.
OX Magazine is delighted to be able to give one of our readers a pair of tickets to Oxfordshire's finest gardening event. To be in with a chance of winning simply send an email to email@example.com telling us which date the Blenheim Palace Flower Show opens. Usual terms and conditions apply, winner will be notified by June 5th 2015.