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Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Tavistock Garden Festival returns for its eighth year to celebrate the best of gardens, countryside and local food. This free event takes place on the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, on Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th June, 10am – 4pm, in and around Tavistock’s historical Pannier Market and Town Hall. The event will officially be opened on Bedford Square by Tavistock Town Mayor at 10am. Bedford Square will be a riot of colour and creativity with artistic metal garden sculptures alongside plants, planters, garden machinery and handcrafted hen houses. If you are interested in getting back to the “Good Life” come and take look at the selection of grow your own plants around the market perimeter where you will also find an eclectic mix of garden products including ornaments, luxury outdoor furniture and even garden themed cakes and face painting! Transition Tavistock will also be on hand to talk about community gardening schemes in the local area. Inside the main market hall the focus is on plants with inspiring mini display gardens, plus a wide variety of specialist nurseries selling a fantastic array of plants from the ever popular herbaceous perennials to more unusual and rare varieties. The participating nurseries, and the Devon branch of Plant Heritage (NCCPG), are also a fantastic source of horticultural knowledge and more than happy to answer your planting queries. The Town Hall will once again play host to a fantastic mix of edible garden and local produce along with artisan crafts, natural skin and healthcare products. With more than just plants on offer there will be plenty to tempt you to indulge in some retail therapy! For entertainment on Sunday 3rd, between 11:30 and 2pm, Dartmoor Border Morris will be dancing in the traditional border style around Bedford Square. On Monday 4th, at 12 noon, Westcountry Falconry will be putting on one of their fantastic free flight displays in the grounds of St Eustachius’ Parish Church. Many of Tavistock’s wonderful cafes will also be open on both days including Dukes Coffee House around the market perimeter, Bob’s East End Café inside the Pannier Market and Janet Neil’s Tavistock Catering Company in the Town Hall. Whether you are a green fingered gardening enthusiast, a budding beginner or just looking for a great day out, there will be something for everyone to enjoy at Tavistock Garden Festival.
Grow it – Eat it – Enjoy it!
• Inspiring Garden Displays • Horticultural Trade Stands • Demonstrations • Expert Advice • Edible Garden Products • Artisan Garden Crafts • Container Garden Competition
More information on this event can be found at www.tavistock.gov.uk , visit our facebook page or follow us on Twitter @TaviGardenFest Tavistock Town Council telephone 01822 613529, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright Tindle Newspapers Ltd Tuesday, 21 May 2013
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