The Garden Show heads to Firle Place
The Garden Show moves to Firle Place, Firle, near Lewes, BN8 6LP from October 16-18, 10am-5pm (4pm on Sunday)
Spokeswoman Emily Clay said: “We are sure you are as keen to get out and about as we are. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all our lives and cast a blight on those otherwise hardy perennials, The Garden Shows at Firle, Stansted and Loseley.
“There have been two very successful shows already this year at Loseley and Stansted Park with showground layouts altered ensuring physical distancing and other safety regulations were implemented which will be maintained at the show at Firle Place so you may be confident that everyone’s well-being and good health comes first.
“Although there will be necessary changes the essence remains the same: to support the smaller business and have a good day out in a beautiful location.
“The Garden Show at Firle Place is now in its 13th year, albeit later in the year than originally planned. Although there will be fewer plants than in the spring, it is indeed the perfect time for planting trees, shrubs, bulbs, winter flowering plants as well as finding indoor plants to enhance the winter home.
“There will still be plenty of garden related goods, artisan designs, homeware products, garden furniture, sundries, fashion accessories and the most delicious harvest festival of country foods … so it’s a good chance to do some early Christmas shopping.
“The show specifically encourages the smaller businesses and the majority of stands are from the local area.
“Apart from the extensive selection of retail companies at the show there are many other attractions including expert advice from The Gardening Clinic from One-To-One Garden Design. On Sunday the show welcomes back Ben Cross from Crosslands Nursery who will be extolling the British Cut Flower Industry… British Flowers Rock. Ben has grown a bumper crop of flowers, but was worried that they would go to waste, so instead he teamed up with a supermarket to send his blooms to frontline NHS workers with their food orders.
“There are plenty of activities on site to keep all the family occupied including The Giant Tombola, a chance to win amazing prizes donated by The Garden Show exhibitors in aid of Hands of Hope, the show’s chosen charity (www.hohcharity.co.uk); and an opportunity to hang a Wish on The Wish Tree and have fun with the children’s entertainer Crazee Hazee as they learn circus skills and enjoy watching his hilarious Punch and Judy shows.”
“Please bring your own hand sanitiser with you. There will be hand sanitising stations on site also. You are welcome to wear masks and/or gloves if you like. Please bring a face covering of your choice, to be worn in the marquees. Please bring an umbrella in case it rains as you can’t all run for cover in the marquees. Please maintain 2m distancing in any queues and 1m plus around the grounds. Please abide by the current Rule of Six regulation, and not mix in a group of greater than six people
“We strongly advise pre-booked tickets for safer, scanned fast-track entry.”