Windsor Estate teams up with Stephen Bennett and Andrew Fisher Tomlin to launch Ascot Spring Garden Show

Ascot Racecourse has announced the first Ascot Spring Garden Show to be held 13-15 April 2018.

lan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse
lan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse
The Ascot Spring Garden Show has been planned and designed by Stephen Bennett, former shows director at the Royal Horticultural Society where he was responsible for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the launch of all other big RHS shows during his tenure.
Bennett said: "This is a dream come true. Set on the sunny south side of Ascot’s grandstand, the new garden show boasts top quality horticulture with a terrific twist: top-of- the-range facilities for fine dining, entertainment and shopping as well as a local railway station, plenty of car parking and within easy travelling distance of London and the Home Counties. And there will be plants for sale from the specialist exhibitors at a key time of the year for gardening."
Led by John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens at Windsor Great Park, the Windsor Estate team are embellishing the new show with horticultural content, gardening advice and promotional support.
Ascot Racecourse and The Savill and Valley Gardens all form a part of the historic Windsor Estate.
Anderson said: "We are delighted to have this opportunity to co-promote the exciting new event with our friends and colleagues at Ascot Racecourse, to provide some of the horticultural content and the gardening advice for show visitors. Of course, we will also encourage new friends to visit us at The Savill Garden and Windsor Great Park – both nearby and at their best in spring."
There will be six part-funded show gardens designed and built by up-and- coming garden designers who are submitting proposals based broadly on a "Town and Country" theme. The Ascot Spring Show Gardens are being curated by garden designer Andrew Fisher Tomlin.
Alastair Warwick, chief operating officer at Ascot Racecourse, said: "Key to the strengths of this new garden show are its alignment to the Ascot brand and values, its spring calendar slot, the venue’s accessibility and our superb facilities for fine dining, delicious food and drink and hospitality. The show will appeal to a wide range of our existing customers and those in the South-East region."

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