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Orkney Garden Festival 2019

Orkney Garden Festival

A fortnight of fabulous events is set to open next week for the Orkney Garden Festival 2019.

WHAT’S ON AT THE 2019 FESTIVAL

Wednesday 3rd July 7.30pm : Lorena Dyer International Flower Arranger demonstrates. KGS THEATRE £7…contact 01856 811431
Event sponsor: Burnside Bed and Breakfast TICKET ONLY EVENT

Thursday 4th July 7pm : Gardeners Question Time with Lesley Watson, Carole Baxter and Dougal Philip £10. Venue St. Magnus Hall Kirkwall email c.kritchlow258@btinternet.com for tickets and payment details.
Event sponsor: Logan Air and Catalyst Collective TICKET ONLY EVENT

Friday 5th July 11am and 2pm: ‘A Festival of Trees’ Hundasaeter hosted by Beechgrove Garden presenter Carole Baxter….plus tea and cakes £15.
email c.kritchlow258@btinternet.com for tickets and payment details
Event sponsor: Orkney Builders TICKET ONLY EVENT

Friday 5th July 11am-12pm and 2-3pm: Alton House Berstane Road, home of the Lord Lieutenant and hosted by RHS Chelsea Judges Dougal Philip and Lesley Watson…plus tea and cakes £15 email c.kritchlow258@btinternet.com for tickets and payment details
Event sponsor: Orkney Builders  TICKET ONLY EVENT

Saturday 6th July 10am-12pm :CHELSEA BRUNCH Lesley and Dougal give an illustrated talk on their Chelsea RHS judging experiences. Fizz and smoked salmon continental breakfast included £20. Venue St. Magnus Hall, Kirkwall
email c.kritchlow258@btinternet.com for tickets and payment details
Event sponsor: Cooke Aquaculture TICKET ONLY EVENT

Events Sponsored by Serco Northlink

Saturday 6th July SECRET GARDENS OF KIRKWALL TRAIL 1pm – 4pm

1. Linstock, East Road £2
2. Round House, Berstane Road £2
3. Kirkness and Gorie courtyard (Donations)
4. Nicolson Street £2
5. Eight Bells, 3 Soulisquoy Place £4

Sunday 7th July GARDEN TRAIL ONE 11am-4pm

  1. Crows Nest ,St. Margaret’s Hope £3
  2. Merengo Gardens, St.Margare’ts Hope (as featured on BBC2 Beechgrove Gardens) (donations)
  3. Merengo Centre CREAM TEAS
  4. 1. Fiddlers Green, Herston(as featured on BBC2 Beechgrove Gardens) £3 Cromarty Square
  5. Ukuzwana Skibowick Tankerness £3

Monday 8th July 10 – 4pm : Drystone Walling Demonstrations on the Green at Finstown . A team of Derbyshire Master Masons will be giving tips and advice and building a Festival seat for the community. FREE

Tuesday 9th July 7pm- 9.30pm: Ken Cox Author and World Famous Plant Collector gives an Illustrated talk about his book GARDEN PLANTS FOR SCOTLAND. Venue St. Magnus Centre (Friends Hall) Kirkwall. email c.kritchlow258@btinternet.com for tickets and payment details

Drystone walling course at The Quoy of Houton 10am-12pm 6 places only and bookable at 811237 £40 SOLD OUT

Wednesday 10th July 3pm – 5pm :Author and World famous Plant Collector Ken Cox gives an illustrated talk on Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland, co authored by our own Caroline Beeton! £5 Venue St. Magnus Centre (Friends Hall) Kirkwall.
email c.kritchlow258@btinternet.com for tickets and payment details

Thursday 11th July 11am – 4pm: The Quoy of Houton Open garden (winner of Gardeners’ World Britain’s Best Challenging Garden and listed in the top ten of U.K coastal gardens and featured on BBC2 Beechgrove Garden. ) The new Orkney Geranium garden will be open along with the newly completed Boat garden. Come and talk to Ken Cox in the morning and catch up with moth trapping by the Orkney Field Club and advice on gardening for wild life.
Cream teas with fizz. email c.kritchlow258@btinternet.com for tickets and payment details.(£15 per person) on the hour in the summer house. Garden entrance on the gate £5

Saturday 13th July :Hosted garden with Jackie Bennett 11pm – 4pm Midhouse, Corrigal is a wonderful garden in a hidden valley with an amazing sky walk patio. Refreshments available by donation in the Writing House. Entrance: £5

Saturday 13th July 7pm : Jackie Bennett Author of Best selling ‘Island Gardens’ gives an Illustrated talk £5. Venue St. Magnus Centre (Friends Room) Kirkwall. email c.kritchlow258@btinternet.com for tickets and payment details

Sunday 14th July 11am – 4pm GARDEN TRAIL TWO.
1. Stenwood, Finstown as featured on BBC2 Beechgrove Gardens £4
2. Kierfold House as featured on BBC2 Beechgrove Gardens £4
3. Community Garden, Finstown (Free)
4. Quarryfield, Orphir as featured on BBC2 Beechgrove Gardens £4
5. Finya, Grimestone Road, Harray £4. Refreshments available for donation on the day.
6. Quoy of Houton, Orphir £4
7. Annies Place, Birsay £3 (May be live fiddle music!)

QUOYOSTREY GARDEN, ROUSAY 11am till 4pm. Tea, coffee and plant stall available.

Tickets and map passport* £10 at J.P Rosey Stromness, Scapa Travel and Logo Kirkwall. Entrance on the day to gardens also available with a 50p surcharge. All event ticket queries (event tickets are available now) contact c.kritchlow258@btinternet.com

*Garden passport tickets can be bought in advance. Each ticket has a value of £10 which allows entry up to that value at any of the gardens on the three trails. Additional tickets can be purchased for £10 at the gardens. Individual entry, cash only on the garden gate (a 50p surcharge applies) also available.
Passports can be shared and used on both weekends.

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