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

BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time (GQT) is coming to the shores of Strangford Lough on Saturday 9th June 2018 to hold their annual Summer Garden Party in the beautiful surrounds of Mount Stewart. Tickets are on sale for the event where the gurus of gardening, including Matthew Wilson, Christine Walkden, Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness, James Wong, Pippa Greenwood, Matt Biggs, and GQT chairmen Eric Robson and Peter Gibbs will be in attendance. 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 programme for the day coming soon. In addition to the recordings of Gardeners' Question Time on 9 June, 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.

Tickets available:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart/whats-on

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.

" We are very excited that BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time have chosen to come to Mount Stewart as the venue for their Summer Garden Party. The first time it has been hosted by the National Trust and the first time it will take place in Northern Ireland."

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, talks from RHS Chelsea gold winners Diarmuid Gavin and Ian Price, cookery demos from Belfast’s The Merchant and The Great Room, walking 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:
£10.50 Adult

£5.25 Child

The full programme of activities as well as how to take part in the recordings will be announced shortly.

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 programme for the day coming soon. Watch this space!

" We’re delighted to be bringing our listeners to Mount Stewart, a critically-acclaimed garden and the perfect setting for our annual horticultural revelries. In past years, the event has attracted listeners in their thousands, and we hope that in partnership with the National Trust, this year will be even bigger still."

Upcoming events

Bug Detectives

Wed 18 Jul 2018
13:30-15:30
Join in as we get out our magnifying glasses and discover a whole world of bugs and beasties at Mount Stewart ... just where could the little critters be hiding?

Creative Gardens: Writing Poetry at Mount Stewart

Wed 18 Jul 2018
18:00-20:00
Join Erin Halliday, award-winning poet and creative writing tutor, author of 'Chrysalis' and 'Pharmakon', for a six-week course writing poetry inspired by the history, family, collection, and grounds of Mount Stewart

Tastings at the Temple: Gin

Sat 21 Jul 2018
19:30-22:30
Following on from the success of last year, Tastings at the Temple returns.

A stroll in a Summer Garden

Sun 22 Jul 2018
11:00-13:00
The gardens at Mount Stewart were recently described as one of the Top 10 Gardens in the World. Enjoy a tour of the gardens with our gardening experts. Booking Essential : Please contact Reception 028 42 788387

Wildlife Trackers

Wed 25 Jul 2018
13:30-15:30
Through games and interactive activities, learn tracking skills and how to look for wildlife around the grounds of Mount Stewart.You may even spot some red squirrels.Booking Essential : Please contact Reception 028 42 788387

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 29 Jul 2018
14:00-16:30
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.