Scotlandâ€™s garden festival, Gardening Scotland, Â takes place from Friday 2nd June to Sunday 4th June 2017 at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston.
Now in its 18th year, and welcoming approximately 35,000 people, the three-day event is a celebration of all things related to the great outdoors, attracting novice and expert gardeners, foodies, nature lovers and families looking for a fun and action-packed day out.
Every year, gardeners of all ages flock to Gardening Scotland to meet some of the UKâ€™s top specialist nurseries and growers and to visit the countryâ€™s largest plant village.Â The eventâ€™s show gardens and college gardens are guaranteed to inspire gardeners and non-gardeners alike, exemplifying the latest and highest quality in innovation, design and plant quality.
Gardening Scotland is not just for adults and garden lovers. Children are sure to be kept well-entertained at the Big Back Garden area, which provides a host of wonderful activities including treasure hunts, games, music, birds of prey, bouncy castles and much more.Â There is fun for all ages, whether thatâ€™s in the form of sunflower planting, palette garden competitions or play activity.
The show also makes for the perfect day out with friends â€“ with more than 400 exhibitors selling a huge range of plants, garden equipment, furniture, landscaping products, food, clothes, homeware and jewellery.
Bargain hunters are sure to attend the â€˜Great Sunday Sell-Offâ€™, when everything from the smallest plants to entire show gardens are sold at a fraction of their true price with some of the proceeds going to the eventâ€™s charity partner, NSPCC Scotland.
Over the past few years, Scotlandâ€™s premier outdoor living event has also had a real focus on the gastronomic.Â The Cookery Theatre showcases chefs from across the country who offer culinary tips and know-how to guests, and the Food Fayre offers some of the best food and drink Scotland has to offer. Aspiring growers can also pick up some tips on how to cultivate the very best fruit and vegetables at home.
Some of the ighlights of 2017 include Â old favourites and a few new events to please all the family:
Scottish Rural Colleges murder garden
Afternoon Tea in our Floral Tea Room
The hunt to find Scotlandâ€™s Best Gardener
â€œI am passionate about ensuring that everyone feels welcome at Gardening Scotland, and that by providing a day of entertainment, information and inspiration, the event can change the way people see their gardens.â€Â Gardening Scotland Chairman, Jimmy Gilchrist
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS ANOUSKA CURZON AND KIRSTY SUMMERS
FREE TICKET DRAW
Lothian Life is delighted to be able ot offer readers the opportunity to win two pairs of free tickets to the event.
In order to be entered into the free draw, please email your name to email@example.com wit ‘Gardening Scotland 2017’ in the subject header.
Closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 14th May.
(Winners will be notified on 15/05/17 and subsequently issued with electronic tickets for the day of their choice)
Gardening Scotland 2017 Contact Details:
Ticket Hotline:Â 0131 333 0965
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