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Article published 23/04/2024

A press release from Scone Palace has announced the Scone Palace Garden Fair is back for its third consecutive year, promising an enriching experience for gardening enthusiasts and families alike.

Set against the majestic backdrop of the historic Scone Palace, the fair will take place on Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June 2024.

This year, the Fair continues its tradition of showcasing the finest Scottish gardening talents. Attendees will have the opportunity to peruse through top plant nurseries, garden centres, and societies, all gathered on the main lawns of Scone Palace. These lawns are famously known as the Crowning Place of the Scottish Kings.

An outside sculpture within large garden grounds

Community outreach

New to this year’s show, the Royal Horticultural Society will join the garden fair with their community outreach programme which promotes gardening in schools. The event will see over 30 pupils from across Scotland invited to a picnic on the palace lawn.

For those interested in pursuing a career in horticulture, representatives from leading horticultural colleges will be available to provide insights and guidance. Gardening enthusiasts can engage with the experts from the BBC gardening programme "Beechgrove", who will be on-site both days to address gardening queries and share valuable tips.

Maker exhbitions

The fair will feature an assortment of marvellous makers exhibiting garden-related crafts, as well as outdoor furniture and equipment specialists.

The Scottish Garden Design Competition will also be a highlight of the weekend with budding amateurs, hobbyists and students producing stunning creations in a bid to claim the prize of best garden design.

New sponsors to this year’s event

The Garden Fair welcomes new sponsors to this year’s event.

Coates and Seely will ensure guests are refreshed with sparkling wines that have achieved international critical acclaim, having won best-in-show trophies and gold and platinum medals in many of the world’s leading competitions.

Gammies Groundcare, one of Scotland’s leading equipment suppliers and the Horticultural Trade Association will also be joining this year’s sponsors and will be onsite during the event to showcase their latest offerings.

Attendees will have access to the expansive gardens and grounds surrounding Scone Palace.

From leisurely woodland walks to exploring the Victorian Pinetum and the recently opened Walled Garden, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Visitors can even challenge themselves in the Murray Star Maze for a memorable experience.

Advanced ticket prices, valid until Thursday 30 May:

  • adults: £14.50 each
  • children: £10.00 each
  • family ticket (two Adults and two Children): £37.00
  • concessions and group tickets (12+ people): available

Tickets can be pre-booked, recommended for swift entry to the fair or can be purchased on the day of event with a supplementary charge.

Find out more and book your tickets

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