Countdown to Blenheim in bloom

Countdown to Blenheim in bloom

In just three short weeks Blenheim Palace Flower Show will burst into bloom to celebrate the very best of gardening in the UK.

Thanks to the overwhelming success of its debut last year, the stunning show, which is organised by Aztec Events, will return to the grounds of the Oxfordshire stately home from 20-22 June 2014.

Packed with inspiration and vibrant colour, the three-day event will feature breath-taking show gardens including Pickard School of Garden Design students Saori Imoto and Chooi-leng Tan’s striking design in support of Friends of the Earth’s ‘Bee Cause’ campaign.

At the heart of the show will be a 25,000 sq ft Grand Floral Marquee featuring over 40 floral displays and the chance to buy thousands of great plants from a selection of the UK’s finest nurseries at special event prices. It will also provide the perfect place to speak to the show’s growing crop of celebrity experts. Monty Photo PRESS

On hand to open the show will be horticultural expert Monty Don. Best known for presenting the BBC television series Gardeners’ World, the writer and speaker will be welcoming and sharing his extensive gardening knowledge with visitors.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, June 21, presenter, author and gardener Joe Swift will be joined by ITV’s Love Your Garden presenter Frances Tophill in the Experts Theatre.

Joe will be talking about landscaping, garden design and home gardening while Frances will be encouraging people to get out into their gardens and to make the most of whatever space they have.

The ever-popular Ground Force television duo Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh are back in action on Sunday, June 22. Charlie will be entertaining visitors with expert advice on choosing and installing water features and Tommy will be sharing knowledge and tips on various garden building projects.