The East Midlands Flower Show 2017 @ Newstead Abbey
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday 1st July & Sunday 2nd July 2017

10am – 4pm

After the success of the 2016 East Midlands’ Flower Show we are delighted to announce that the show will return to the beautiful grounds of Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire, the ancestral home of the poet G. Gordon 6th Lord Byron, for its second year on the 1st and 2nd of July 2017.

About the show: Meander through our fabulous show gardens, designed by local nurseries, horticultural colleges, landscapers and our volunteer teams, and gather inspiration for your own garden.  Come and meet the growers and garden centres who will be on hand to show you their gorgeous plants, shrubs and trees and then take a look in the home and garden marquee for seasonal plants, gifts, garden furniture or relax and listen to some live music with some great local food and drink.

There will be talks throughout the day from our experts to help you get the most out of your garden experts or learn how to use some of your home grown produce into fabulous seasonal food! This event will provide a great day out for all of the family with fun activities for children.

Advance Ticket £8 Adult Under 16’s FREE (Advance tickets will be available until 29/06/2017)

On the day tickets £10 Under 16’s FREE


Garden Experts include:

  • BBC Radio Nottingham’s John Stirland and Paula Routledge
  • Winner of BBC2’s The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge – Sean Murray
  • Alan Gardener – The Autistic Gardener will be sharing is own unique experience of gardening, talking about his new program ‘The Avant Gardner’ and answering your general gardening questions as part of our expert panel.

We are still accepting bookings for trade stalls and exhibitors at the show.

Trade stands are priced at £100/3mx2m space inside our marquee and £100/3mx3m space outside. This price is for the full weekend.

You can download our 2017 booking form HERE

If you need any more information, please contact Jo Hunt at Newstead Abbey on either 01158761415 or by email on

Interested in having a show garden at The East Midlands Flower Show? Fill in the application form here EMFS – Show Garden application 2017.

Treasure and Trinkets Trail @ Newstead Abbey
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm

August 2017

Treasure and Trinkets Trail

Lord Byron’s grandfather was a Royal Navy Officer known as ‘Foul Weather Jack’. This month pick up a treasure map and discover the chest hidden in the grounds to claim your prize.

£1.00 per trail sheet

Usual Car parking charges apply.

Pirate Day….arrrrrrrr! @ Newstead Abbey
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Many of the Byron family were Admirals or Captains in the Navy and no doubt came across Pirates on their voyages.

To celebrate these nautical connections, join us for a Pirate day at the Abbey.

There will be fun activities and prizes for the best dressed children.

Usual car parking charges apply.

Great Food and Drink Festival, The Big Bake @ Newstead Abbey
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm

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Great Food and Drink Festival

26th-28th August 2017

Featuring a host of well-known celebrity bakers in the kitchen demonstration theatre – including Candice Brown (Winner of the Great British Bake Off 2016), Rosemary Shrager and Gizzi Erskine. Showcasing how to make the perfect cakes and how to avoid that ‘soggy bottom’.

Alongside a great selection of regional food and drink.

Tickets £8.00 advanced, £10.00 on doors. Under 10s FREE.
Price includes access to Newstead Abbey Gardens and the House.

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