Floral demonstrations, Bob Flowerdew from Gardeners Question Time, Skinny Jeans Gardener from Blue Peter, food and drink stalls, live music, chainsaw sculptures & children’s activities with the RSPB and the National Memorial Arboretum are just some of the treats in store at this year’s Lichfield Home & Garden Festival on 20th and 21st May
Lichfield’s very first Home & Garden Festival will be a floral celebration in association with Blooming Lichfield and takes place across Lichfield city centre in the county of Staffordshire.
The free entry event will have plenty of experts to help with gardening matters and lots of activities for the public to get involved in.
Brought to you by Cocker Hoop Creative, the market will run along city centre streets and throughout Three Spires Shopping Centre.
As well as the experts, Bob Flowerdew, Lee Connelly (Skinny Jeans Gardener), RSPB and Sally Cunningham, some of the city’s local businesses will also be joining in, offering demonstrations, talks, masterclasses including hanging basket demos, planting, furniture painting and lampshade making demos.
A selection of artisan food stalls will be there also to tickle the visitor’s taste buds.
The market runs from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and from 10am to 4.00pm on Sunday. All main demos will run from 10am until 4pm each day.
Abercarvings will be wowing the crowds with their chainsaw carving demonstrations. There will be a chance for families to be involved in bird box building with the RSPB.
Woodhouse Community Farm will also be doing a talk on Community Supported Agriculture & pruning demos. Dudley Zoo will be bringing some animals and talking Biofacts.
Rapture rescue will be displaying their beautiful Owls and you may get a chance to hold one!
The National Memorial Arboretum will be doing talks about their gardens & plenty of gardening demonstrations too.
Free demonstrations are running on the hour at Minster Pool & outside The George Hotel and Children’s Zone in 3 Spires Shopping Centre on both days.
BBC Radios 4’s Bob Flowerdew will be on the main stage at Minster Pool from 12 Noon on Saturday only, to give “Tips for easier Gardening”, then again at 2pm a talk on “Really encouraging Wildlife”.
Skinny Jeans Gardener will be with us all weekend on the Minster Pool stage 10am to 4pm, and his demos will be: Sow n' Grow - growing and sowing for kids and families new to gardening, bringing fun activities for all the family to enjoy in their own home during the summer.
Make n' Create - Recycling and upcycling. Bringing you top tips to save you money in the garden. Veg-tacular Show - with gardening themed games for all the family, with chances to win exclusive prizes.
Finally finishing the day off with a Live Podcast from Lichfield, so make sure you join in.
Sally Cunningham, a professional organic gardener and writer for Kitchen Garden magazine will be demonstrating all weekend outside The George Hotel, Bird Street stage 10am until 4pm.
Here’s the line up:
Lichfield is invited to "Bring Out Your Dead" - bring in samples of what is unhappy in your garden & Sally will help. Grow your own herbs and spices
Lichfield Food Festival also offers plenty for families with a Family Zone at 3 Spires Shopping Centre.
Dudley Zoo will be dropping by with some animals and Biofacts. Children can also get their hands dirty and involved in the 3 Spires ‘1000 Sunflowers plantathon’.
Visit Visit The Kitchen Shop for their Rubies in the Rubble In-Store Tasters!
Make a Willow Crown with Wacky Willow Creations at the Little Green Frog Cafe on Sunday 21st May.
There will be a Bee Academy and various other children’s activities dotted around the city.
Thebestoflichfield will also be there, so stop by and say hello!
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