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Racecourse Garden Show supports Thames Hospice

A new boutique event is set to bloom at Ascot Racecourse and it will support Thames Hospice.

The inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show is a three-day horticultural spectacular, taking place from 13-15 April 2018. Green-fingered guests can explore 12 stunning gardens and pick up the most stylish garden gadgets, furniture and plants from specialist suppliers, as well as uncover expert advice at the Gardening Talks Theatre.

We will host our own shop, selling unique, pre-loved clothing and accessories and a range of new homeware gifts. Our dedicated volunteers will man the show’s plant crèche and a proportion of the proceeds from ticket sales and all donations on the day will come to us.

Debbie Raven, Thames Hospice Chief Executive, said: “We are honoured Ascot Racecourse has chosen to support Thames Hospice with this incredible new event.

“Outdoor space is at the heart of hospice care, with gardens having such a positive impact on physical and mental health for people with life-limiting illnesses. This partnership means we can further promote our work, and our services will benefit from the generosity of the team at Ascot Racecourse and the event guests. Thank you – we can’t wait to be part of this beautiful weekend!”

Alastair Warwick, Chief Operating Officer at Ascot Racecourse, added: “Supporting the local community is an integral part of what we do year-round at Ascot and we wanted this to continue into the inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show. The work that Thames Hospice does is nothing short of incredible and we are delighted to show our support by donating a percentage of ticket sales and allowing them to showcase their valuable work.”

The first of this scale in the South East, the event has been planned and designed for the gardening enthusiast by Stephen Bennett, former Shows Director at the Royal Horticultural Society, and is supported by The Savill Garden and The Valley Gardens at Windsor Great Park. Six of the gardens will be curated by talented horticultural students for the Young Gardeners of the Year Competition and the other six by established designers.

Thousands of people are expected to enjoy the beauty of the historic racecourse, and unsurpassed service in its state-of the-art facilities. Tickets are on sale now - click the green button below to purchase yours.