Welcome to the Hampshire Garden Festival 2017. Formerly known as the Test Valley Garden and Literary Festival, we have grown and flourished and it is time now for a new name that encompasses all that is great about Hampshire.
From Plants to Talks, Food to Entertainment, this year’s Festival will be bigger and better than ever before.
The Hampshire Garden Festival 2017 will be held on Sunday, 11th June at the most beautiful of locations – Bere Mill on the
banks of the iconic Test at Whitchurch. Tickets are available on the day – please see below for more details. All Demonstrations, Talks, Workshops, Children’s Activities and our Gardeners’ Question Time are included in your Festival Ticket.
We will kick things off in style with a special Gala Evening with Nigel Havers on Saturday, 10th June – tickets are now available to purchase and are limited. Please see our Gala Evening page for details.
£9 per adult ticket
£4 for children between 5 and 16
£20 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children)
Children under 5 FREE
All tickets to be purchased on the day include entry to all Demonstrations, Talks, Workshops, Children’s Activities and our Gardeners’ Question Time.
A donation from our ticket prices is made to the National Garden Scheme.
Gardeners’ question timeChaired by celebrated gardener Helen Yemm
The highlight of the Hampshire Garden Festival will be our ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ chaired by well known Daily Telegraph Gardening Correspondent Helen Yemm (Thorny Problems).
A writer, lecturer and author of ‘Gardening in your Nightie’ Helen is Sussex based and passionate about small gardens, having created a pint sized beautiful garden in East Sussex, proving that size isn’t everything..Find out More
The Hampshire Garden Festival encompasses all that is good about Hampshire. It is a county rich in culture, history, art and literature.
A landscape of beautiful countryside and of course, gardens. Plants and flowers provide that vital connection with nature and our gardens are a refuge for wildlife and an escape from the hectic world we live in. But gardens are about those who create and tend them and I have always found that gardeners are people with real heart. They are people who care. Caring about nature and caring about each other is what really counts and that is why the Hampshire Garden Festival is such a wonderful event. A Festival organised to support a worthy cause that really does make a difference, the North Hampshire Medical Fund. So enjoy the Festival, have a great day out and support a wonderful and worthwhile cause.
A fun day out for the family
Gala Evening - An Evening with Nigel Havers
Saturday 10th June 2017, from 6pm - 8:30pm
This will be a very special event to open the Festival at which you will meet our sponsors and volunteers who passionately support the cause and underpin fund raising efforts for the North Hampshire Medical Fund.
Even more to enjoy
Plants and so much more
The Hampshire Garden Festival 2017 will include a wide range of interesting and quite wonderful offerings so whatever your interests, you are guaranteed a truly great day out.
There really is something for everyone. For keen gardeners we have wonderful plants to buy from an array of plant stalls manned by passionate plants people. The wonderful Helen Yemm will host a Gardeners’ Question Time where all your horticultural questions will be answered and lively debate will abound. There are talks on all forms of horticulture and gardening as well as wonderful displays of garden accessories, equipment, and art which you can buy and take home to your own garden.
The Hampshire Garden Festival is supported by: