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
LORD AND LADY HESELTINE
SUNDAY 2ND JULY
SIR ROY STRONG
ISABEL AND JULIAN BANNERMAN
- 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
Tickets for this weekend are strictly limited to retain the festival's unique and intimate atmosphere.
£90 – Garden Museum Friends
£110 - Standard
£25 - Under 25s
£160 – Garden Museum Friends
£195 – Standard
£45 - Under 25s
Tickets can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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