Are you passionate about floral art? Do you have a decorative and creative flair for all things botanical? The Holker Garden Festival is now taking bookings for spaces in the Floral Art Marquee, at the 21st show in June and is asking all independent, floral artists and floral design clubs to get in touch.
Whether you’re an expert in floristry and horticulture or a novice in flower arranging and arts and crafts, the Holker Garden Festival presents the perfect opportunity to show off your skills and enter professionally judged competitions. All exhibitor information is now available on the Festival website with further details about categories, judging, themes and prizes:
This year’s themes and categories are:
Class 2 ‘Inspired by…….’
Class 3 ‘The Garden – A Landscape Design’
Class 4 ‘Weaving Threads of Beauty’
Class 5 ‘Layered’
Class 6 ‘Colour & Texture in Nature’
Class 7 ‘Twisted, Tangled & Tied’
Class 8 ‘Hidden Away’
Class 9 ‘The Night Garden’
Prize money ranges from £20 to £100. Exhibitors will receive 2 entrance tickets to the Festival, refreshments will be provided during the set-up period, with award certificates for winners and prize money up for grabs!
Competitive Club Classes:
Overall Theme: ‘Festival of the Garden’
‘Hidden Treasures of the Garden’
First Prize £350, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
A trophy will be given for the Best Exhibit in the Show, to be held for one year, with the winner invited back to exhibit a special display at the Festival the following year and a contribution given towards the cost of exhibiting. Entry to the competition is free and club members will receive 8 entrance tickets to the Festival for fellow Club members. Refreshments provided during the set-up period and award certificate for winners.
The Holker Garden Festival takes place from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013. For further information and booking forms visit the Media Centre section of the Festival website and download the exhibitor packs http://www.holkerfestival.co.uk/media-centre/downloads/ or telephone 015395 58328.
The Ilex Bar & BrasserieOpen for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
This weekend’s damp weather didn’t affect the fiery fun at Holker with a full house for the chilli eating competitions hosted by Darth Naga. A packed Courtyard watched on as 10 competitors (on each day) took part in the lively competition. Saturday’s competition was the most entertaining yet with Darth commenting it was best one he had ever hosted - humorous contestants were encouraged by the lively crowd - with Jordan from Barrow taking centre stage. Joint winners took the trophy on Saturday and Ed Duffy was crowned Sunday’s winner after reaching around 250,000 scovilles.