On 5-7th May, The Hertfordshire Garden Show at Knebworth House will inspire visitors to make their garden look extra special this year. Entry is included with Park & Gardens admission making for an extra special day at even better value. Open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, last admission 4:00 pm.
Numerous growers from across the region will be happy to share helpful tips and insider expertise to make even the most aspirational and extravagant garden plans a reality. Exhibitors will be selling a huge range of top quality potted plants, flowers, herbs, accessories and garden furniture. There will be craft and cut flower marquees, musical entertainment on the show field and plenty of fresh ideas. Get inspired for the forthcoming spring months.
There have been gardens at Knebworth House since at least the 17th Century, but the present layout was largely designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who married into the Lytton family. The gardens remain one of the finest examples his designs. Each subsequent generation of the family has enhanced the gardens and the recent wood carvings are particularly interesting.
Part of the RHS Partner Gardens scheme, the 28-acres of Formal Gardens at Knebworth House are delightful throughout the season and include an Edwardian maze, colourful borders, fine trees and a walled vegetable garden planted with unusual vegetables. Younger visitors will particularly enjoy the Wilderness area with its Willow Huts, wind-up sound boxes and the famous Knebworth Dinosaur Trail, with over 70 life-sized pre historic creatures. Come and play in the extensive Park area and at the Adventure Playground with Fort Knebworth.
It’s a fantastic value day out – all included with one price of just £9.50 per person or £34.00 for a family ticket/group of four. Tickets booked online before the day of the event qualify for a 10% discount. Full priced tickets will be available at the gate on the day. Entry is free for Season Ticket holders and children aged under 3. House tickets are available at a supplement of £3.50 for adults, £3.00 for senior citizens / children at the door.
Pop into the Gift Shop where you can find a further range of plants grown in-house and other exclusive gifts to take home. And why not follow your visit with a cup of tea and some delicious home-made cakes in the Garden Terrace Tea Room? Season ticket holders qualify for 10% off in both!
For more information visit the Knebworth House website at www.knebworthhouse.com, or phone the estate office on 01438 812661.