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Don't miss Belvoir Garden and Flower Festival this weekend

Returning for its second year this Saturday and Sunday (July 13 and 14), Belvoir Garden and Flower Festival is a jam-packed event filled with informative talks, demonstrations, stunning show gardens and award-winning plant growers.

This year, visitors will be able to gain specialist advice from leading plant-growers such as four of the RHS Chelsea winners, plus the renowned floral designer Jonathan Moseley will be sharing his passion for seasonal flowers.

Garden blogger Annabelle Padwick of Life at No 27 will be giving her views on the mental and physical benefits of going outdoors.

Belvoir Garden and Flower Festival (13520649)
Belvoir Garden and Flower Festival (13520649)

On top of that, BBC gardening presenter John Stirland will also be in conversation with horticulturist Professor David Stephens and award-winning Barnsdale gardens owner Nick Hamilton.

Gardening inspiration can also be taken from Gerit Quealy, author of best-selling book Botanical Shakespeare, who will be delivering a talk and exhibiting at the event, and knowledge can be gained from Question Time in which visitors can asks questions to an expert panel.

The Belvoir Garden and Flower Festival, with its array of events, activities and 70 exhibitors, has been described as “picnic in the park meets Chelsea flower show” by Emma, Duchess of Rutland.

In addition, to garden tips and tricks a variety of artisan food and drink will be available, as well as live music.

Tickets are priced at £15 per adult, £5 for children aged five to six, and £35 for a family ticket (two adults plus two children aged five-16). The tickets will include on-site parking, admission to the event and Belvoir Castle garden.

The festival, organised by Halcyon Days Garden Events, will be supporting the Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society, along with three other nominated charities – Macmillan, Highground and Team Edward Labrador Rescue.

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