WHETHER you are a bit of a green fingered gardener, or you simply appreciate natural beauty, you will want to make your way to delightful Woburn Abbey this weekend, when the stately home, residence of the 15th Duke of Bedford, hosts a garden show.
Starting tomorrow and running through to Sunday, the three-day spectacular promises beautiful horticulture, useful advice, gardening activities and informative features – when you have soaked up all that is on offer here, you will be itching to dig out the secateurs and head off on a darn good pruning mission!
The event, which is in partnership with Frosts Garden Centres, will feature more than 100 exhibitors, and all have been hand-picked by The Dutchess and the centre.
Together, they will ensure that some truly exceptional products are on display, and among the many stalls waiting for you to browse them, you will find national names mingling with boutique specialists.
Additionally, food and gift marquees will offer tasty treats and perfect purchases.
A children’s zone has outdoor lawn games and gardening activities, experts will be sharing tips and giving hands-on advice with plenty of talks and demonstrations, and there is free entry to the stunning gardens of Woburn Abbey with guided tours.
Try out the hornbeam maze which has been amusing guests at the Abbey since the nineteenth century, and if you are in the vicinity, you need to make tracks to the official launch of the new Kitchen Garden and the recreated aviary from the 1830s.
The Duchess herself will cut the ribbon at the launch.
While you peruse the perfection, you will also be accompanied by the easy sounds of the Woburn Sands Brass Band and other jazz-y ensembles.
Admission is £7.50 for adults, £6.50 for Senior Citizens.
Children aged three to 15 years pay just £3.50.
For more information visit www.woburn.co.uk/abbey or pop in a call on 01525 290333.
Don’t ‘leaf’ the weekend activities to chance – make your arrangements now!