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Garden Museum Literary Festival 2021 at Helmingham Hall

We had a wonderful time at this year’s Garden Museum Literary Festival, which took place on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 July at Helmingham Hall. After being postponed last year, it was a glorious treat to be able to get together, down tools and talk shop for two days.

Thank you to all who came along and joined a talk, a garden tour or a foraging walk, enjoyed some poetry and music, or just basked in the surroundings. Thank you to all our speakers for travelling to Suffolk to share your brilliant gardening insights.

And could we have had a more idyllic setting than Helmingham Hall? We are so grateful to our generous hosts Edward and Sophie Tollemache for inviting us to their beautiful home. We look back over some of the highlights of the weekend and share our favourite photos below.

Enjoying lunch on the parterre
Sweet pea arched walkway in the Walled Garden
Kim Wilkie on the English Landscape Revolution
Alice Vincent on Rootbound: Rewilding a Life
Poetry readings in the Dining Hall
Garden tours led by Helmingham Hall gardeners
Tom Stuart-Smith sharing inspirations behind his latest projects
Ed Tollemache on the secrets of Helmingham Hall
Foraging walks led by Adele Nozedar
Sue Stuart-Smith on The Well-Gardened Mind
Tudor lute-playing with Dante Ferraro
Exploring the grounds
Exploring the grounds
Garden Museum Book Shop in the Great Hall

Now, where to for next year’s festival?

Photos by Beckie Egan Photography
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