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 & Brasserie
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2017 Opening Dates
Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
from 3rd February to 24th March, 10.30am - 4pm.
Main Season - Hall & Gardens, Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop
Saturday 25th March to Sunday 29th October, Wednesday to Sunday (& Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.30am - 5pm (Hall 11am - 4pm)