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Garden Museum Literary Festival 2017

The 4th Garden Museum Literary Festival, Boughton House, 1st-2nd July 2017

 

“Wherever this blissful young festival roams in the future it is certainly worth downing tools to follow it.” The Daily Telegraph

 

The Garden Museum is delighted to announce the ticket launch and first speakers for the 2017 Garden Museum Literary Festival, which will be hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch at Boughton House, Northamptonshire.

 

The festival brings together favourites of the gardening and literary worlds for a unique summer’s weekend of talks and events. Speakers include: 

 

SATURDAY 1ST JULY

KIM WILKIE 
ANNA PAVORD
URSULA BUCHAN 
DAN PEARSON
LORD AND LADY HESELTINE
JOHN LEWIS-STEMPEL
RICHARD MABEY
  

SUNDAY 2ND JULY

SIR ROY STRONG
TIM RICHARDSON
CHARLES JENCKS
TANIA COMPTON
ROY LANCASTER
LOUIS BENECH
ISABEL AND JULIAN BANNERMAN

 

 


PLUS

  • Tours of the gardens by the House's Head Gardener, Bernard Opara
  • Exhibition illustrating the garden history of Boughton.
  • Evening of Saturday 1st July: Vocal ensemble, I FAGIOLINI.

 

FULL PROGRAMME OF 30 SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN MARCH 2017

 

BOOKING INFORMATION:

Tickets for this weekend are strictly limited to retain the festival's unique and intimate atmosphere.

Day tickets:

£90 – Garden Museum Friends

£110 - Standard

£25 - Under 25s

 

Weekend tickets:

£160 – Garden Museum Friends

£195 – Standard

£45 - Under 25s

 

Tickets can be booked by emailing info@gardenmuseum.org.uk 

or by calling 020 7401 8865 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm).

You can also book online by clicking here but please note that online bookings will incur the ticket agent’s booking fee.

Ticket prices exclude lunch and refreshments, which will be available to purchase on the site.

 

“Glorious. A dream event.”  Country Living

 

On both days talks will be divided between the Tapestry Suite, and Great Hall of Boughton House and the 18th century ‘Mount’ in the grounds.

 

Boughton, five miles from Kettering, is one of the most handsome Baroque houses in England and is set into an early 18th-century landscape of breathtaking geometric vision. But it has also become a place of personality and surprise, from the secret garden made by Sir David Scott and Valerie Finnis to  Kim Wilkie’s ‘Orpheus’, commissioned by the 10th Duke and Duchess as a 21st-century complement to the restoration of estate’s Baroque canals and fountains.  This restoration work culminated in the reinstatement of the Estate's Grand Etang lake in 2015.

For further information about Boughton House, including directions, please visit: www.boughtonhouse.co.uk 

 

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