Gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh to open the Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2017
The nation's favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh will officially open the Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2017.
Alan, who rose to fame as the main presenter of Gardeners World and has written over 50 gardening books, will welcome visitors when the show makes its spectacular return to Blenheim Palace on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017.
Alan said: Im delighted to be invited to open Blenheim Palace Flower Show in 2017. Set in the wonderful grounds of the historic Blenheim Palace estate, this show has established itself as a highly popular event in the garden show season. Its an event that isnt only about flowers but has lots of great ideas for equipment and new gadgets to help you in the garden, and it is staged in the most amazing location. Im certainly looking forward to my visit to Blenheim, one of my all-time favourite landscapes!
A celebration of horticultural expertise the show will feature the largest ever Grand Floral Pavilion, brimming with floral displays and specialist plants.
A series of gardening talks from celebrities, garden and home experts will be held in the Talk Theatre, while a selection of beautiful show gardens will impress and inspire show visitors.
Over 300 exhibitors specialising in home, garden, craft and gift products and accessories will fill the stunning grounds at this historic site in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy a huge range of delicious foods. Book in advance to take afternoon tea or a two course set menu lunch, or find refreshment on the day at Searcys Champagne Bar, Blenheim Palaces Water Terrace Cafe, Oxfordshire Pantry or Pleasure Gardens Deli.
For more information and to book discounted advance tickets to the Blenheim Palace Flower Show, please visit www.blenheimflowershow.co.uk. Advanced tickets are priced from £12 for adults and £5 for children. Concessions and family tickets are also available.
About Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This masterpiece of 18th-century Baroque architecture boasts over 300 years of history and is a World Heritage Site, surrounded by more than 2000 acres of 'Capability Brown' landscaped Parkland and Formal Gardens. Not only an iconic part of history, Blenheim Palace is a living and changing experience with a wealth of events, themed tours and exhibitions throughout the year.
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17th January 2017