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Showguide | MSF17 | Wealden Times Midsummer Fair 2017

Wealden Times Midsummer Fair, set in the stunning grounds of the Hole Park estate near Tenterden, showcases over 250 handpicked exhibitors selling contemporary and vintage home wares, garden accessories, fabulous fashion and jewellery as well as artisan food and drink. All products sold at the fairs are chosen for their exceptional quality, good craftsmanship, originality and fine design, and can either be found inside five large retail marquees or outside in the avenue and around the showground. Stay for the whole day: Street food vendors sell mouthwatering treats, while coffee baristas and local vineyards are on hand to make sure visitors have plenty of opportunities to relax and refuel.


Wealden Times Midsummer Fair 8th -10th June 2017 Garden Find us in the grey marquee on the floorplan on p17 Hub Sponsored by Neptune Tonbridge and Canterbury Whether you have a courtyard or a couple of acres, our experts have plenty of gardening tips to inform and inspire you… Brogdale Home to over 4000 varieties of fruit trees Cathy Pope & Katharine Slater Beekeeper Jo Arnell Wealden Times’ garden writer Martin Gurdon Author and poultry keeper Danny Clarke BBC presenter, The Instant Gardener Quentin Stark Head gardener, Hole Park Midsummer Fair 12

Tickets on sale now Ticket Hotline: 01580 713915 Whitney Hedges Head gardener, Fairlight Hall Mark Lane Garden designer and BBC broadcaster Timetable Thursday 8th June 11.15 - 11.45 Brogdale Fruits of the earth: An orchard in your garden. 13.30 - 14.00 Cathy Pope Host a hive: Hassle free beekeeping, someone else does the work! 15.00 - 15.30 Jo Arnell Good enough to eat: Find the perfect plants to prettify your veg plot. Friday 9th June 11.15 - 11.45 Martin Gurdon Doing bird: Martin shares his amusing anecdotes and top tips on keeping poultry. 13.30 - 14.00 Danny Clarke The instant gardener: Five quick fixes to give your garden a facelift. 15.00 - 15.30 Quentin Stark Hole Park: A year in Hole Park Gardens. Saturday 10th June 11.15 - 11.45 Whitney Hedges The cutting garden: Flowers to pick from April to October. 13.30 - 14.00 Mark Lane In tune with nature: Bring birds, bees and butterflies into your garden. 15.00 - 15.30 Katharine Slater Honey I’m home: The importance of bringing bees into your garden. 13 Midsummer Fair