Hergest Croft Flower Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:59 22 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:24 20 February 2013

Hergest Croft Flower Festival

Hergest Croft Flower Festival

A record number of almost 1,000 gardening enthusiasts visited Hergest Croft Gardens for the Flower Fair and Spring Garden Auction in aid of St Michael's Hospice in Hereford

Hergest Croft Gardens Flower Fair

A record number of almost 1,000 gardening enthusiasts visited Hergest Croft Gardens for the Flower Fair and Spring Garden Auction in aid of St Michaels Hospice in Hereford. The event, which raised more than 6,000, was sponsored by Lynhales Hall and Hampton Grange Nursing Homes in Kington and Hereford.

The auction of chance of a lifetime lots conducted by local landowner Edward Clive of Christies, included a Garden Consultation by Robert Myers, international landscape architect and winner of four RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals; advice by renowned interior designer Edward Bulmer; a dinner party by London Leiths chef Eddie Cleal of Rococo Catering; a ride in a hot air balloon donated by Three Counties Ballooning; tea and a tour of the gardens of Wigmore Abbey with the owners, John Challis (Boycie of BBCs Only Fools and Horses) and his wife Carol, and a garden tour of Hergest Croft and lunch with Lawrence Banks, former Treasurer of the Royal Horticultural Society, and his wife Elizabeth Banks, a celebrated landscape architect and now President Elect of the Royal Horticultural Society, who manage the world-renowned site.

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