Clarence House set for special garden party

The Prince of Wales will open his private gardens at Clarence House and those of his neighbours at Lancaster House and Marlborough House for a limited period from 8-19 September.

People will be able to visit the gardens as part of a unique festival entitled ‘A Garden Party to Make a Difference’ which is part of the Prince’s ‘Start’ initiative launched in February – a drive to encourage people to take steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

Visitors will be shown special garden exhibits and the festival will also include appearances, debates, comedy and advice from celebrities Jools Holland, Sir David Frost, Alan Titchmarsh and Anthony Worral Thompson.

The main feature of the festival will be the Future Cities Garden, designed by renowned organic farmer and gardener Tom Petherick in conjunction with design team Lulu Urquhart and Adam Hunt.

The aim of the garden is to showcase edible gardening through a display of seasonal gardens, alongside an area to demonstrate compost and tools and how to convert space and containers into growing areas.

The team aim to encourage people in cities to start growing plants and food, and to be more sustainably aware.

Tickets are priced £15 for adults and £7.50.  For more information visit www.startgardenparty.co.uk


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