BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party returns to Mount Stewart

BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time (GQT) is returning to the shores of Strangford Lough on Saturday 8th June 2019 to hold their annual Summer Garden Party in the beautiful surrounds of Mount Stewart. Tickets are now on sale for the event at which the gurus of gardening, including Matthew Wilson, Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness, James Wong, Pippa Greenwood, Matt Biggs, Matthew Pottage, Anne Swithinbank and GQT chairman Peter Gibbs will be in attendance.

Tickets available to Book Here

The GQT Summer Garden Party is Radio 4’s biggest annual event – including huge recordings of the BBC's flagship gardening radio programme. Visitors will get the chance to meet the GQT panellists, put their questions to them in person, and participate in demonstrations and horticultural happenings across the gardens.

Mount Stewart GQT Crowd 2018 Image

There are 2 recordings of Gardeners' Question Time on the day at 11am and 1pm. Your ticket will gain you access to the event for the whole day as well as the specific recording booked and there will be more information about the programme for the day coming soon.

Throughout the day we have a packed programme of specialist talks that are free for all visitors to enjoy.
These specialist talks, walks and additional activities are free events (normal admission, members free) and do not need to be booked in advance, however, priority will be given to GQT wristband holders and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.
" We are very excited that Gardeners’ Question Time have chosen to come to Mount Stewart for their Summer Garden Party for a second year. The National Trust loved hosting this event last year and we hope to make this year even better, in this, one of the most magical of gardens. "

In addition to talks, demos and recordings with the Gardeners’ Question Time team, some of the highlights will include: recordings of BBC Ulster’s Gardeners' Corner, illustrated talks by three renowned Irish Gardeners: Helen Dillon, Daphne Levinge-Shackleton and Jimi Blake, guided tours, plant sales and fun for all the family

Access to all Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party Recordings and activities will be ticketed and prices are as follows:
£11.50 Adult

£5.75 Child

The full programme of activities as well as how to take part in the recordings will be announced shortly and tickets will be available by visiting Mount Stewart’s website from Friday 15th February:

" We’re delighted to be bringing our listeners back to Mount Stewart, a beautiful garden which played host to the GQT Garden Party for the first time in 2018. We were overwhelmed by the response last year and are looking forward to a triumphant return… let’s just hope we’re as lucky with the weather this time!"

Upcoming events

Spring Demesne Walk

Sat 23 Mar 2019
Enjoy a three mile walk through the rolling countryside of the Demesne and discover the wealth of wildlife, history and stunning landscape of this unique estate.

Mother's Day at Mount Stewart

Sun 31 Mar 2019
Treat your mum to a fabulous afternoon tea. Sit back and relax with a glass of prosecco while celebrating your marvellous mum.

Car Bazaar *Please note Sat 6th April cancelled*

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures. *Please check Facebook @mountstewart or our website to confirm event is going ahead as can be weather dependent*

Monthly Birdwatching

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.

Pet Nose Day

Sun 07 Apr 2019
This award-winning charity event returns as part of Pet Month and celebrates our four legged friends. Bring along your dog and be entertained by agility and training demonstrations.

Easter Fun at Mount Stewart

Sat 13 Apr 2019
Scurry on down to Mount Stewart over the Easter holidays and see if you can spot Ruby Red and her friends as they celebrate the return of spring. Have fun on our trails, get mucky making seed bombs or join one of our family friendly garden tours.