On the 29-30th April to 1st May, Knebworth House will inspire visitors to make their garden look extra special this year with the 26th annual Hertfordshire Garden Show.
The region’s best growers and exhibitors will offer fantastic tips and the insider know-how and a huge range of top quality potted plants, flowers, and herbs, new accessories and garden furniture will be on sale to make even the most aspirational and extravagant garden plans a reality. 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.
The Hertfordshire Garden Show opens at 10:00am each day (last admission 4:00pm) and is included with a £9.50 Park & Gardens admissions ticket. Family tickets, groups of 4, cost £34.00, children under 3 are free. Adventure Playground and Dinosaur Trail will be open for added family fun. House entry costs a small supplement of £3.50 for adults, £3.00 for senior citizens / children.
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 and 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 a 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 House, bird-song sound box and garden sculptures as well as the famous Knebworth Dinosaur Trail, with over 70 life-sized pre historic creatures.
You can buy a range of plants and gifts to take home from the Gift Shop. 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 810930.