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Sandringham Royal Estate to host Sandrigham in Bloom celebrating all things botanical

A botanical event will be celebrating nature and all things flora and fauna in the summer.

Working with communities and charities, Sandringham in Bloom, a nine-day event will pop up on the Royal Sandringham Estate from Saturday, June 3-11.

Highlights will include a nine-day spectacle of floral arrangements inside Sandringham House, gardens and St Mary Magdalene Church.

Sandringham in Bloom will be taking place at the Royal Sandringham Estate
Sandringham in Bloom will be taking place at the Royal Sandringham Estate

With so much to do including three show gardens there is also a potting shed which will offer a series of activities for younger visitors

For adults there is a relaxing Gin bar in the gardens where visitors can sample Sandringham Estate Botanical Gin Cocktails, accompanied by a live harpist.

Horticulture specialists and growers will be selling unique plants and garden accessories at the Courtyard and also on offer is a themed floral afternoon and picnic tea.

For things to do in the daytime there are free daily talks and tours with expert advice from gardeners at the Estate.

As the evenings draw in there will be exclusive twilight garden tours taking in the exhibition Watercolours by King Charles III concluding with a glass of Windsor Sparking wine or Sandringham Apple Juice

If that is not enough, there is a special Royal Gardeners’ Dinner with the head gardeners from Sandringham Estate, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Dumfries House on Wednesday, June 7, with a menu featuring produce from the Royal residencies.

The interior of the house will be decorated using British seasonal flowers sourced from a UK flower farming movement Flowers from the Farm, a not-for-profit membership association championing more than 960 independent, artisan growers of local, seasonal British cut flower across the UK.

Using the flowers Fakenham Flower Club will create a series of displays using a mixture of species including wildflower mixes, dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers, snapdragons, phlox and cosmos.

In addition, a special floral replica of the Coronation robe worn by Queen Elizabeth II will feature, made by 24 floral arrangers from Salisbury Cathedral.

There will be three show gardens planted by the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, Bee Happy Gardens, supporting dementia), and Family Action raising awareness for the charities.

Based around a common theme, these gardens will provide a space for visitors to reflect and reconnect with nature using herbs, shrubs and plants to evoke emotions through the senses such as rosemary, thyme and fennel.

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