Date – 13 July 2019 - 14 July 2019
Time – 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where – Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LL. View Map

Charleston – Festival of The Garden

Gardening For Curious Minds – Curated by landscape designer and 8 times Chelsea gold medallist Tom Stuart-Smith, Festival of the Garden is a weekend of talks, tours and demonstrations by pioneering gardeners, designers and horticulturalists.

The themes this year include husbandry versus wildness, allotments and sustainability and the healing garden. The barnyard will be buzzing with a specially curated selection of garden stands, with demos running throughout the Festival. Garden tours with Head Gardener Fiona Dennis, will run daily. Drop into the free ‘Green Talk’ sessions in the Orchard, which will focus on the future of gardening, and nurturing careers in gardening, or share your passions and take part in the gardeners open mic!

Top events for this years Festival:

  • Fiona Dennis – ‘An Artists Garden’ talk on Saturday 13th
  • After hours garden tour with the Head Gardener
  • Andy Sturgeon – ‘Space & Form in Garden Design’
  • Free talks on ‘Gardening and sustainability’ & ‘Grow: Nurturing careers in gardening’
  • Garden stands with demonstrations throughout both days


Tickets: Tickets are available to purchase on the Charleston website