Book your Ticket for the South of England Show

It’s only a few weeks until the South of England Show, the premier Agricultural and Family Show in the heart of rural Sussex.  The Show is on from the 6th – 9th June 2012 and we have just bought our ticket, with advanced booking saving us £5 on a family ticket.

This year’s South of England Show promises lots of fun including exciting arena displays, entertainment and music, childrens activities, prize winning British livestock, World Class Show Jumping and Equestrian Events, Food and Farming.

And of course, there will be lots of competition for horticultural, gardening and arts & crafts.

Some of the Arena Displays lined up includes:

  • The Bolddog Lings Freestyle Motorcycle team
  • Royal British Legion Youth Band (Saturday)
  • Mid Downs Dog Agility (Thursday)
  • Inter Hunt Relay, Heavy Horse Turnouts, Hound Parades

And how about this for a selection of entertainment and music

  • Titan the Robot
  • Casablanca Steps
  • The Sheep Show
  • Countryside Displays
  • Vic Ellis One Man Band
  • Village Green

In fact there is so much to do and see, all of the family will find something to enjoy.

Olympic Torch Arrival kicks off a Great Summer for the UK

After years of planning today is the day the Olympic Torch finally touches down in the UK and with it kick starts what will be a very special few months this summer. 

With the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations just weeks away and the Olympic Torch Relay starting, followed of course by the Games themselves, we are really on a final countdown to what should be an amazing and celebratory period in the British Isles.

So the Torch Relay is the big start of it all and so we are genuinely excited to watch its progress across Britain, as it visits every country and some of our favourite places in the UK over the next 70 days. If you are going to see it or have got some pictures of it why not add it to our Facebook page as we will be tracking its progress over the coming days/weeks.

TORCH WATCH – DAY ONE (19th May) CORNWALL

Well tomorrow (19th May) it starts from the far south-west tip of England, Land’s End in Cornwall. The flame will spend most of the day working its way across the glorious Cornwall countryside passing through some of our favourite holiday destinations including Penzance, Falmouth, Truro, NewquaySt Austell, Bodmin and Liskeard. It will even pass St Michael’s Mount, visit the Eden Project (including a trip in a hot air balloon)  and cross the Tamar Bridge!  The Torch will finish its first day in the UK at Plymouth.

Visiting Cornwall

If you are heading to Cornwall to see the Torch Relay or enjoy a short break or holiday in Cornwall then there are plenty of things to do and see and some great places to stay, here are a few suggestions:

Visit a Great British Garden

The weather might not be too wonderful at the second but as they say ‘duck and gardeners will be happy with all this rain’.  Well the gardeners gain could well be ours in a few weeks time as many of the wonderful British gardens are in full bloom and open to the public for the summer.

Britain and Ireland are lucky to have a very diverse selection of gardens, with country, city and coastal locations enabling a tremendous variety of planting. So whether you are interesting in seeing some glorious colour flower beds or more interested in well planted grasses, ferns and shrubs you are sure to find a garden for you.

If you want to get out and visit a garden while on a short break or your holiday we have put together a list of over 450 gardens across the UK and Ireland for you to choose from. See Gardens to Visit

Visited a Garden recently?

If you have visited a Garden recently why not tell us about it – post a comment here –  or why not put some pictures on to our Facebook page.  We, and our other visitors, would love to know where you went, what is was like and any tips about visiting.

Garden Owners

If you are a Garden Owner you can add your Garden to our listings for free, simply post the details here or on our Facebook page and we will add them for you.