End of summer garden party?

Posted on: 1 Sep 2010 by: Laura Fitzpatrick
The Prince of Wales garden party

The Prince of Wales garden party

Fancy celebrating the end of summer with a garden party to make a difference? If so, The Prince of Wales and an array of musicians, comedians, environmental experts and some of Britain’s best known companies invite you to a unique festival in the heart of London.

‘A Garden Party To Make A Difference’ also presents a rare opportunity to visit historic gardens at Clarence House, together with gardens at Lancaster House and Marlborough House this September. The party will last 12 days, from 8 to the 19 September 2010, from 10am to 6pm daily.

The festivities are an imaginative part of The Prince of Wales’s ‘Start’ initiative launched in February. The event aims to give people of all ages a fun day out while at the same time, via the exhibits, demonstrating the small steps that can, and are, being taken by all of us, interested in building a more sustainable future.

The Prince of Wales said:

“I am delighted to be able to welcome visitors into my gardens, and those of my immediate neighbours, for this exciting festival. We have a fantastic team of talented curators who are helping us create an event which will, I hope, be both fun and informative. This festival is just one way in which Start can help to demonstrate how we can all make a difference, however big or small the steps we take.”

The 12 day Garden Party, in the heart of London, will be an intriguing blend of exhibitions, interactive displays, fun activities and live performances throughout the day from comedians, musicians and speakers. Each area of the Garden Party will be curated by a celebrity champion.

These include:

  • Musical Programme created by Jools Holland
  • Debate by Jonathan Dimbleby, Sanjeev Bhaskar & Clive Anderson
  • Comedy Programme created by Marcus Brigstocke and Hugh Dennis
  • Growing and Gardens by Alan Titchmarsh
  • Food and The Great Outdoors by Kate Humble
  • Ecocars by Roger Saul and Kevin McCloud
  • Fashion by Dame Vivienne Westwood

Visitors to ‘A Garden Party To Make a Difference’ will be able to:

  • Step into the future with displays and interactive exhibitions about cutting edge green technologies and ideas.
  • Visit three fascinating gardens in the heart of London, including The Prince of Wales’ own vegetable patch and rose garden.
  • Design and sew bags from recycled materials and display them.
  • Taste food and learn cooking tips from some of the country’s top food experts.
  • Listen to comedians, musicians and speakers on a rolling performance programme on two different stages.
  • Visit over 100 displays and exhibitions.

 Tickets, priced £15 for adults and £7.50 for children are on sale from 9am today.

Tickets are timed for purposes of entrance only. Full details are available on the

Garden Party website www.startuk.org.

About Laura Fitzpatrick

Laura heads up our editorial team here at Hello Eco Living. She's the youngest member of her WI, loves the great outdoors and new adventures!

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