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Hampshire Garden Festival

11th June @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


The Hampshire Garden Festival 2017. Formerly known as the Test Valley Garden and Literary Festival, we have grown and flourished and it is time now for a new name that encompasses all that is great about Hampshire.

From Plants to Talks, Food to Entertainment, this year’s Festival will be bigger and better than ever before.

The Hampshire Garden Festival 2017 will be held on Sunday, 11th June at the most beautiful of locations – Bere Mill on the banks of the iconic Test at Whitchurch. Tickets are available on the day – please see below for more details. All Demonstrations, Talks, Workshops, Children’s Activities and our Gardeners’ Question Time are included in your Festival Ticket.

Plants and so much more

The Hampshire Garden Festival 2017 will include a wide range of interesting and quite wonderful offerings so whatever your interests, you are guaranteed a truly great day out for the whole family. There really is something for everyone. For keen gardeners there are wonderful plants to buy from an array of plant stalls manned by passionate plants people. The vastly experienced Helen Yemm will host a Gardeners’ Question Time where all your horticultural questions will be answered and lively debate will abound. There are talks and lectures on all forms of horticulture and gardening as well as wonderful displays of garden accessories, equipment and art which you can buy and take home to your own garden.

We will kick things off in style with a special Gala Evening with Nigel Havers on Saturday, 10th June – tickets are now available to purchase and are limited. Please see our Gala Evening page for details.

The Garden Festival will be held at the beautiful Bere Mill on the banks of the Test at Whitchurch. This 18th century water mill is surrounded by contemporary gardens, water meadows and a farm which, worked on traditional lines, produces rare breed beef and lamb.

A renowned stretch of the Upper Test, famous for its trout fly fishing, runs through the garden. The Saxon mill was the original paper mill for Portals, the company which first supplied paper bank notes to the Bank of England in 1718. Since 1993 it has been the family home of Rupert and Elizabeth Nabarro. The garden is open for the National Garden Scheme and for visits by gardening parties and groups.

The Hampshire Garden Festival wishes to thank Rupert and Elizabeth for their fantastic support and gracious hospitality.

Admission: £9.00 Adults, £4.00 Children (aged between 5 to 16 years), £20 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children),
Children under 5 FREE.

All tickets to be purchased on the day include entry to all Demonstrations, Talks, Workshops, Children’s Activities and our Gardeners’ Question Time.

The Cause: The North Hampshire Medical Fund is very grateful to the committee of the Hampshire Garden Festival for their on-going support. Could we on behalf of the patients, staff and all of the board of Trustees say a very big thank you for all their amazing work they do to support the charity. All the money they raise goes towards the much needed hospital equipment which benefits the patients of Hampshire.

A donation from our ticket prices is made to the National Garden Scheme.


11th June
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Bere Mill
Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28 7NH United Kingdom + Google Map
01256 314759