Chatsworth House (inc. tour of setting up of RHS Show)
June 3 : 10:00 am – 4:30 pm£15.00
Book Online or send a cheque for £15.00 per head payable to The Professional Gardeners’ Guild to Tony Arnold, 119 Campkin Road, Cambridge CB4 2NP. For more details email Tony Arnold or telephone 01223 571952 for this event.
PGG visit to Chatsworth House including tour of the setting up of the New RHS Show.
This is a great opportunity to visit the world famous Chatsworth House with a unique opportunity in the afternoon to see the show gardens being installed ready for the New RHS Show the following week. The day will include tours into the vinery and other glasshouses not normally open to visitors, as well as the wider garden particularly focusing on current and planned planting and development underway with Dan Pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith.
We will also get the opportunity to look around the site of the first RHS flower show at Chatsworth, viewing the general build just a few days before the show as well as the construction of show gardens, plant displays and the inflatable ‘Great Conservatory’!
The new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is the must-see event of 2017.
Continuing to change
Having evolved over more than 450 years, the 105 acre Chatsworth garden continues to change today. The garden is famous for its rich history, historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, the Victorian rock garden and the maze – there is plenty to discover at every turn. Explore the redesigned Trout stream which provided inspiration for the Best Show Garden at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, or wander through the Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown landscape which Chatsworth have been restoring over recent years.
Today the garden is managed by a team of 20 gardeners, 3 trainees and 60+ volunteers. At the same time as preserving its layers of history, the present Duke and Duchess are developing new areas and features of the garden for visitors.
10.00am – Arrive for refreshments
10.30am – Split into group for tours with the garden teams
12.30pm – Lunch (either bring your own picnic or purchase own in restaurant)
2.00pm – Reassemble for tour of the new RHS show ground
4.00pm – Refreshments including cream scone
4.30pm – Depart
Chatsworth is in the middle of the country, in the Peak District. It is north of Derby, and South of Sheffield. Sat nav system, please use the post code DE45 1PN.
From the M1 take Junction 29, Chesterfield, and follow the brown signs – 16 miles.
From Matlock, take the A6, then the B6012 – 8 miles
Chatsworth is 30 minutes drive from Chesterfield railway station and 40 minutes from Sheffield railway station
Chatsworth, Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1PP
The cost of this visit is £15.00 per person (including refreshments – lunch not included).