Celebrate Spring at Petworth House's Inaugural Festival

Petworth House is hosting its first-ever spring festival, featuring talks, workshops, and a makers' market. Enjoy guided foraging walks, art and craft workshops, and explore the stunning daffodil pleasure gardens. Don't miss this delightful celebration of all things spring!

Petworth House's Inaugural Spring Festival: A Delightful Celebration of All Things Spring

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Petworth House, a 17th-century country house, is excited to announce its very first spring festival. This festival, taking place in the beautiful daffodil pleasure gardens, promises to be a delightful celebration of all things spring. From talks and demonstrations to art and craft workshops, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. The festival will run from March 23 to April 14, and regular admission fees will apply.

To kick off the festival, a two-day makers' market will be held in partnership with Petworth Pop-Up. Visitors can browse through a wide range of artisan gifts and handmade products, including jewelry, homeware, textiles, and art.

Expert Talks and Demonstrations: Uncover the Secrets of Gardening

Gardening enthusiasts will be in for a treat from March 23 to 29, as the festival will feature a series of free talks and demonstrations by specialist speakers in the garden theatre. Notable speakers include horticulturalist and broadcaster Frances Tophill, garden designer and presenter Arit Anderson, author Robyn Booth, color history expert and curator of Brighton Pavilion Dr. Alexandra Loske, and Caroline Ikin, curator of Gertrude Jekyll’s former home Munstead Wood.

Explore the Great Outdoors: Guided Foraging Walks

Nature lovers can join guided foraging walks with Terra Vitum, where they will have the opportunity to explore the woodlands, meadows, and hedgerows of the park and gardens. These walks will provide insights into the myths, folklore, history, and edibility of common and unusual wild food.

Get Creative: Spring-Themed Workshops for All Ages

For those with a creative flair, there will be a variety of spring-themed workshops available for booking. Participants can try their hand at botanical drawing, wreath making, lino cut spring and Easter card making, and willow weaving. These workshops will provide a fun and informative experience, allowing participants to learn new techniques and create their own natural sculptures.

Family-Friendly Fun: Crafts and Trails for the Easter Holidays

Families are also well catered for during the Easter holidays, with drop-in crafts available in the Battery House from April 3 to 10. Children can unleash their creativity for a small fee of £3 per child. Additionally, families can embark on a free family trail along the buggy-friendly paths of the pleasure garden. Along the way, they will discover six nature-inspired willow sculptures and engage in activities.

A Radiant Display: The Dazzling Daffodil Spectacle

One of the highlights of the festival will be the stunning display of daffodils that will carpet the garden. The dedicated gardeners have been hard at work planting 4,000 new bulbs, ensuring a radiant and colorful spectacle. Visitors can join guided tours of the pleasure garden led by Petworth’s gardens and outdoor manager, Martyn Burkinshaw, from March 25 to 29.

Don't Miss Petworth House's Inaugural Spring Festival

Don't miss out on the opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring at Petworth House's inaugural spring festival. With a wide range of activities and attractions, this festival promises to be a delightful experience for visitors of all ages.

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