Hosted by The Cavendish Family, the evening will commence with champagne and canapés in the impressive Horticultural Marquee. Special guest and Head Judge, Rae Beckwith will be introduced by Lucy Cavendish to give guests an insight in to life as an official judge; Rae isa Member of the Guild of Horticultural Trade Display Judges, and judges at major shows around the country, including The Chelsea Flower Show.
Whilst the award results and certificates are being prepared, there will be the opportunity to walk round the Marquee with Rae and the fellow judges, as they talk about individual exhibits, how they were judged, standards of the plants, and general feedback. As you wander, enjoy the sounds of jazz trio, Riverboat Days who will be providing the evening’s music.
The night will be a fascinating behind the scenes look at the judging process, all the hard work that goes in to exhibiting at a horticultural event, and, of course, staging a winning display. The preview evening takes place on Thursday 28th May 2015 from 6-8pm. Tickets are on sale now priced £25 per person, and available to buy from the Festival Show Office, tel 015395 58838.
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.