Abbots Ripton Hall Garden Show
27th-29th JUNE 2014
Friday Evening 27th June 2014
GALA EVENING from 6pm - 9.00 for which Sponsored by Cheffins and the Central England Co-operative. This is a private event by Invitation only. There will be wine and lots of food otganised by the Cambridgshire Red Cross, in these beautiful gardens and we will have the accompaniment of the Deeping Dixielan ders Jazz Band.
Tickets are by Invitation only with a minimum donation of £15 each. For an invitation please e mail your name and address to our Office, and we will send out Invitations in March 2014.
Saturday 28th June & Sunday 29th June 2014 .
The Show will be open from 10am - 5pm each day
Entry Fee - Adults £8 Children under 15 Free. No other concessions.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Groups of more than 20 Tickets just £5 each must be ordered direct with our Office in advance only. For more information please Go to GROUP VISITS
The main feature will be the beautiful Gardens of Abbots Ripton Hall, said to be one of the finest private Gardens in East Anglia
SHOW GARDENS - We have 4 show gardens which will all be judged to 'Chelsea standards'.
Plant Finders Fair - We expect to have lots of Specialist Nurseries offering their plants for sale .
Main Marquee -
Gardening talks by various speakers inlucing Steve Brookes, BBC Gardening Presenter and Author will present 'The Greatest Gardening Tips in the World'. George Carter & Marney Hall winners of Gold Medal at Chelsea for there Show Gardens.
'GRUB IN A TUB' COMPETITION for SCHOOLS/YOUTHS - kindly sponsored by Central England Co-operative. This event is open to individual children, schools, Cubs and Brownies and similar youth groups. See seperate Page.
Container Gardens - Open to Garden Clubs and Idividuals..
AF AFFINITY LOCAL FOOD FAYRE - We have over 15 local Producers of Food & Drinks will have their products on sale.
SILENT AUCTION , Very kindly sponsored Huntingdon Audi
This is being run by Dreamdrops Childrens Charity & Ormiston Childrens & Families Trust - we have just started the collection of items for this auction - if you have anything that you think might be suitable please make contact; we expect some excellent items available for sale, and all will be offered on the basis that they will be sold without reserve at 4pm on Sunday1st July 2012. Possible lots include "Visit to the Gallops at Newmarket", "Breakfast at a racing Stable", a day's shooting, Sporting Tickets, Tea at House of Commons, Flights etc. Please HELP US by Donating a Lot for this Auction . If you can offer a Prize lot this would be much appreciated
VINTAGE & CLASSIC CARS & VINTAGE CYLISTS.
80 + TRADE STANDS. Over 40 Stands have already booked their stalls for 2014.
HOT & COLD FOOD will be available all day.
Grill - English Hog Roast - Traditional English Sausages - The Deli - French Crepes - Tea & Coffee - Pimms & Beer Bar
SAFFREY CHAMPNEES TEA GARDEN - Afternoon Teas will be provided in the Tea Garden from 11.30am -5.30 pm by Huntingdon & Peterborough Federation of Womens Institute. Tea supplied by 'Yorkshire Tea', and coffee from M&S. THERE IS A CHARGE of £3.00 PER PERSON for Tea & Cake.
DISABLED ACCESS is possible but is limited in some areas. There are Bridges to reach parts of the Garden. There is quite a long distance from the Car & Coach Parks to the Gardens and Trade Stand Area.
BRASS BANDS - We are pleased to welcome again a number of Bands to play in the gardens throughout the weekend. - See Programme
BBC CAMBRIDGESHIRE - We hope they will be broadcasting live from the Gardens again in 2014.
SUNDAY SERVICE - PRAISE IN THE GARDEN - 10.30 Sunday 29th June - In the ROSE CIRCLE.
We again plan an informal interdominational service in the Rose Garden to be led by the Rural Dean , with Littleport Band & local Choirs. We hope to make this a truly spirtual start to our Sunday in the Gardens. Those attending the service will need to pay normal entrance to the show but as the whole show is in aid of local Charities we will not be taking a collection during this service.
NO DOGS , except Guide Dogs.
PICNICS - Only allowed in the PICNIC AREA Car Parks Area.
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