Hylands House to bloom with new floral show

Hylands House will be awash with vibrant colours next month when it is filled with inspirational floral displays for the first National Flower Show.

Between 17-19 July, the stunning Grade II listed property in Chelmsford, Essex, will feature sensational arrangements in its Grand Pavilion, Banqueting, Drawing and Terrace rooms as 20 of the UK’s finest nurseries compete head-to-head to secure a coveted Gold award.

Outside, Hylands’ beautifully manicured lawns will feature over 150 exhibitors offering a treasure trove of quality plants and shrubs as well as the latest gardening products and gadgets at special event prices.

Matt Upson, Director of Aztec Events who also organise the Blenheim Palace Flower Show, said: “We’re delighted to be launching and adding this new show to our event calendar. Hylands House is spectacular and we thought its stunning rooms offer a unique opportunity to showcase and celebrate the talent of the UK’s gardening industry.”

If you’re planning a garden makeover the National Flower Show will be brimming with local garden designers, paving and tree specialists to help create your own personal haven.

Experts including the much-loved garden designer, journalist and television personality Joe Swift will be on hand sharing their knowledge and top tips in the dedicated Gardening Theatre.

And if you can't get your oleanders or bottlebrush to flower, or don't know how or when to prune them? Don't miss the chance to meet the show’s flowering shrub expert Paul Johnson. With more than 40 years’ experience and a wealth of knowledge on any shrub – especially the rare and unusual – Paul will answer any questions you may have.

Elsewhere the Craft and Gift Pavilion will be packed with hand-made jewellery, hand-made cards, shabby chic furniture, ladies fashion, botanical products and candles it is the perfect place to peruse the stands and pick up that unique gift for yourself or your loved ones. There will also be a local craft market - dedicated to local budding artists, craftsmen and designers. You will see beautiful handcrafted jewellery, metalwork and artwork all from the Chelmsford region.

The Food and Drink Festival is the perfect place to try delicious food from around the world while enjoying the sunshine. Sit back and relax in a deckchair while enjoying your ostrich burger or hummus with a glass of bubbly. Later on our cream tea pavilion is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the afternoon at The National Flower Show.

For more information or to book tickets to the show, visit: www.aztecevents.co.uk.

Published: 10/06/2015

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