Annual Garden Show – 16th & 17th May 2015

Aylsham’s answer to Chelsea Flower Show returns

Woodgate Nursery’s Garden Show is back for 5th year

10am to 4.30pm . FREE

Woodgate Nursery in Aylsham is once again hosting its popular Garden Show on May 16th and 17th in aid of the Liz Jones Memorial Trust, supporting young children around Aylsham.

Free to attend, the Garden Show takes place between 10am – 4.30pm over the weekend and aims to build on the success of last year’s event which welcomed more than 3,000 people, raising an incredible £1,840 for charity.

Packed full of inspiration for the garden, five local garden designers will also be battling for visitors’ votes to be crowned the winner of the best garden design. Inspired by the Royal Horticulture Society’s (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show, the gardens have taken weeks of preparation and will take three days to set up.

Last year the winner was the ‘Wind in the Willows’ garden designed by the Woodgate Nursery team who used a mixture of wild flowers, Iris and pond plants to create a garden full of colour and interest. This year, the garden designs include a World War 2 and Roman inspired garden – after Roman artefacts have been found in the grounds of Woodgate Nursery.

Promising to be a great day out for everyone, budding young gardeners can have their face painted, compete in a fun Treasure Trail to win their very own seed kit and get up close and personal with birds of prey.

Donations on the day will go to this year’s charity, the Liz Jones Memorial Trust, where it will help support local activities and create a job for an Aylsham youngster. As part of the community apprenticeship, the apprentice will be helping the church with local schools, youth groups and events in the community.

Peter Purdy, founder of Woodgate Nursery, says:

“The Garden Show is a fantastic opportunity for gardening enthusiasts across Norfolk to come together, share tips and raise funds for a worthwhile, local charity.

I hope this year’s show proves a great success and visitors walk away armed with plenty of enthusiasm for their garden.”


Reverend Andrew Beane, from The Vicarage in Aylsham, adds: “Thank you so much to Woodgate Nursery for choosing the Liz Jones Memorial Trust as their charity for this year’s Garden Show. I am positive Liz would be over-joyed as she was passionate about helping young people and loved gardening.’

A host of Norfolk guest experts and demonstrators will be attending this year’s Garden Show including Green Thumb Lawn Care, Home Grown Revolutions, Mowbile Mowers, Rutland Willows and Aylsham Flower Club. Woodgate’s tearoom, Purdy’s will also be serving a delicious range of homemade cakes, light lunches, ice creams, and drinks throughout the weekend.

A raffle will also be held with a prize draw to win up to £300 worth of gardening must-haves and vouchers to spend in store.  Enjoy

Entry is free but donations to the Liz Jones Memorial Trust are welcome.

Further information call 01263 731 510.