Update following the latest government announcement 📢
Following the announcement, we would like to reassure our visitors that Midsummer Garden Life Festival 23-25 June and Three Counties Good Life Show on 21 & 22 July will still go ahead as planned and your ticket is still valid.
Both events have been carefully planned in line with current restrictions (post 17 May) with limited visitor capacity and social distancing measures.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Midsummer Garden Life Festival – 23, 24 & 25 June 2021
Let us transport you to far corners of the earth, as we recreate your favourite holiday spots with award-winning garden designers, unique retail experiences, fantastic food and an eclectic mix of live entertainment, to celebrate the start of summer!
Visitors to the Midsummer Garden Life Festival need not worry about foreign travel restrictions as they will be able to experience three, theatrically themed, floral holiday destinations, zoned shopping areas, plus accompanying food and drink, lively talks and music to get you in the holiday mood, without the need for a passport, packing or even quarantine!
Flaming June & English Midsummer Staycation
Join us for an traditional English country garden, brought to life with a Flaming June centre-piece created by leading garden designer Ruth Gwynn, enhancing the scents and sounds of this beautiful space, conjuring up nostalgia alongside rest and relaxation! Our new English Tea Room is richly planted with strawberries, roses, lavenders, herbs and seasonal herbaceous plants.by award winning garden designer, Martyn Wilson. Be sure to look out for traditional British surprises like a vintage Morgan car.
Festival goers who are missing their holidays to Europe, can discover the magic of the Med and take a stroll into the dry heat and aromatic scents of an ancient olive grove, in a Mediterranean garden created by olive tree specialist Villaggio Verde. Visitors can relax to cool sounds of Latin jazz and enjoy a Mezze of Greek cuisine and refreshments.
Island Exotic Break
Enjoy a jet-lag-free trip across the world to enjoy far away, exotic destinations created by award-winning garden designer Peter Dowle and Leaf Creative. The first stop is a vibrant and colourful visit to the floral and musical delights of a Caribbean Island, serenaded with the joyous rhythm of a steel band and kick back with a cocktail from our very own Rum Shack. Then it is on to the last leg of the travel tour, to enjoy a relaxed stroll through a tranquil acer-filled woodland garden glade in the Far East.
The Happiness Theatre
At the heart of the Festival is the Happiness Theatre which will provide a host of music and musings from special guests including RHS Malvern favourite and gardening guru Carol Klein, who will be talking to Festival goers throughout the three days. There will also be plenty of Midsummer madness from garden designer James Alexander Sinclair, who will be revelling in revealing some of his lesser-known cultural talents, with readings from a selection of his favourite floral poetry. Those in need of artistic inspiration can relax and enjoy a selection of captivating performances of drama, music, poetry and talks, all held in the spacious, open-air theatre.
Art, Literature & Live Music
Explore local art from Worcestershire-based artist Kate Rees in Kate's Pop-up Art Gallery, inspired by Gifford Circus and Moulin Rouge. Or for those who normally have their nose in a book, there's a chance to meet a range of wonderful authors and purchase signed copies of their books in the Wellbeing Garden. Authors include Mark Diacono, Lia Leendertz, Oliva Kirk, Ann-Marie Powell and Reg Moule.
Belting out live music throughout the Festival is the beautiful Floral Bandstand which plays host to an eclectic mix of local artists with music from Latin beats to vintage harmonies. Sit back, relax and discover a new band or even be tempted to have a boogie! Artists include Totally Tina, Mariachi Wey, The Orchard Band, and the Spinettes. While you're browsing the Festival, keep a look out for our roaming entertainment which includes Elton Wrong and larger-than-life Treemendous.
Shop for plants from a hand-picked selection of the UK’s leading growers and nurseries, including Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, New Forest Hosta, Pheasant Acre Nurseries, Priorswood Clematis and Kitchen Garden Plant Centre, and indulge in retail therapy from a selection of exclusive garden life retailers.
Food & Drink Courts
When in need of refreshments, choose from delicious alfresco dining eateries all provided by local artisan food suppliers and themed to each of the dedicated garden areas and ranging from delicious cream teas to tasty tapas.
For general admission tickets for Thursday 24 June - final advance sales close at 12 midnight on Wednesday 23 June
For general admission tickets for Friday 25 June - final advance ticket sales close at 12 midnight on Thursday 24 June
Parking & Entrance Information
General Admission - Parking is free and located in South Car Park. Entrance through South Gate.
Early Access Tickets / Blue Badge / Mobility Scooters - Parking in North Car Park, Entrance Via Main Entrance. Please note, Blue Badge / Mobility Scooter parking is not in Brown Car Park for this event.
We have been awarded the VisitEngland ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry charter mark. This verifies that our showground meets the Government and public health guidance on COVID-19 and that we have all the required health and safety processes in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit. Find out more - VisitEngland 'We're Good to Go"
Only assistance dogs are allowed at this event.