Flower power for visitors to Blenheim Palace show in June

By Staff Reporter - 15 May 2018

AttractionsHome and Garden

By Mara Daykin

Blenheim houses its 6th annual horticultural show with a charity garden in support of stroke association.

The internationally recognised Blenheim Palace is once again home ground to the Blenheim Palace Flower Show. The show will be open to the public from the dates Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June with the array featuring over 300 exhibitors. Guests can visit a show garden designed by Briony Doubleday of Oxfordshire-based 'Bee's Gardens'. Briony's garden was built in support of the Stroke Association. The garden is inspired by the word ‘penumbra’ meaning partial shade which is also the name for the affected area of the brain in an acute stroke which has the potential to recover. Briony said: “Weaving through the garden are two lines of rusted metal tubes that represent the branches of the middle cerebral artery, most commonly affected by stroke. “The garden will feature a beautiful green oak and steel bench hand crafted out of locally sourced English oak by Rodas Irving of Oxford Oak, and two large Corten steel reflective water troughs,” The show will also feature a plant village with nurseries and the opportunity for garden talks with knowledgeable experts and enthusiast. There will be multiple pavilions: the grand floral pavilion will house plantsman hopefuls for the best in show award. Other pavilions include home and country living , food and drink and a shopping village. For further information and ticket enquiries visit: //www.blenheimflowershow.co.uk/        

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