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How to Buy Tickets for Gardens in the Wild 2015 - SOLD OUT

Online Booking

Choose the events you wish to attend and press ‘buy tickets’ at the bottom of the list of events. This will take you to the booking form.
You will be able to purchase tickets using a credit or debit card. The e-tickets will be emailed to you.

By Phone

If you want to buy tickets over the phone, call our new number 07974269166.
We may not answer straight away but will call you back as soon as we can.


Saturday 20th June 2015

Bird Watching Walk SOLD OUT

Saturday 20th June, 7.30am Wapley Hill Car Park

Pete Jennings  has been the County Bird Recorder for Radnorshire for 25 years and will take you to see and hear birds of a summer morning. 

Wapley hill has an ancient fort with commanding views of the surrounding countryside and is a well-known landmark on Mortimer’s Trail.

Time: 2 hours

Directions: From Titley take B4356 towards Presteigne. After half a mile take a right turn to Staunton on Arrow.
In Stansbatch turn left and follow the road for approximately one mile. Wapley Hill car park is on the left.

Maximum number: 12 People




Helena Attlee - The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit SOLD OUT

Saturday 20th June, 9.30 am Titley Village Hall, HR5 3RL

Helena talks about her book charting the history of citrus in Italy. She will take us from the arrival of citrons in second-century Calabria

through the lemon’s role in the creation of the mafia to current day cutting-edge genetic research.  


Price: £7.50




Children's Woodland Craft SOLD OUT

Saturday 20th June, 10.00am Stagg Meadow, HR5 3RL

Sam Goddard of the Cart Shed will be organising outdoor activities for children on the meadow. 

The session will last 2 hours. Suitable for children aged 6-12.

Maximum number: 15
Price: £5.00


Alys Fowler - How to have your garden and eat it: growing vegetables and flowers together SOLD OUT

Saturday 20th June, 11.00 am Titley Village Hall, HR5 3RL

Kitchen gardener, Guardian columnist, TV presenter and author of The Edible Garden and
Thrifty Forager will share her thoughts on the place of vegetables in the garden.





James Hitchmough - Exploring the wild to inspire new forms of planting SOLD OUT

Saturday 20th June, 12.30pm Titley Village Hall, HR5 3RL

Research from the University of Sheffield has led to a "magic formula" for establishing areas of perennials from seed to give hugely colourful planting with very low maintenance. James Hitchmough, Professor of Horticultural Ecology will talk about his experiences in the development of gardens in the wild.

Price: £7.50



Derry Watkins - Gravel Gardening - low maintenance,drought tolerant plants SOLD OUT

Saturday 20th June, 2.00pm Titley Village Hall, HR5 3RL

Derry Watkins has created a wonderful gravel garden around her house and plant nursery near Bath. She will introduce us to the 

range of plants she grows in a medium that is surprisingly versatile. She will be selling her plants in the meadow on Saturday.

Price: £7.50



Woodland Walk -  Mowley Wood Walk  SOLD OUT

Saturday 20th June, 3.30pm Stagg Meadow information tent, Titley HR5 3RL

Walk leader Tony Norman practises traditional woodland management for Mowley's owners, The Bulmer Trust.
Mixed hardwoods overlook a hidden valley of the River Arrow, where drovers once watered their flocks.

Distance: 2.5 miles

Time: 2 hours

Directions: Assemble at the information tent on the festival site.

Maximum number: 12 People




Evening walk in Moccas Park with Hog Roast  SOLD OUT

Saturday 20th June, 6.30pm Moccas Park, HR2 9LH

Moccas Park is one of the largest and most diverse examples of wood pasture remaining in Britain, ranking in national importance alongside the New Forest, Windsor Great Park and Sherwood Forest. We will walk from the top of the park and admire the view that Repton and Capability Brown incorporated in their rides. We should see some of the 13 species of bat known to inhabit the park. The ticket will include a hog roast (see below).

Distance: 2 miles

Time: 2 hours

Directions: We will meet at the car parking field. There will be a minibus to ferry people up to the top of the walk. Take the B4355 from Titley
to Kington. Then take the A4111 from Kington through Eardisley. Continue on past turning to Hay (the road becomes A438).After 1 1/2 miles 
take a right hand turn to Bredwardine. At T junction, turn right and cross the bridge over the Wye. At the T junction turn left on B4352 and
follow the road for 2 miles. The car park is on left.

Maximum number: 40 (2 groups)




Hog Roast at Moccas Park SOLD OUT

Saturday 20th June, 8.00pm Moccas Park, HR2 9LH

We are organising a hog roast next to the park where you will be able to enjoy some fine Herefordshire pork with other delights.
For those who are unable to join us for the walk there are tickets for the hog roast only.


Directions: Take the B4355 from Titley to KIngton. Then take the A4111 from Kington through Eardisley. Continue on past turning to Hay (the road becomes A438). After 1 1/2 miles take
a right hand turn to Bredwardine. At T junction, turn right and cross the bridge over the Wye. At the T junction turn left on B4352 and follow the road for 2 miles. The car park is on left.

Price: £12.50

Sunday 21st June 2015

Timothy Walker - Rescue Remedy: how gardeners are saving plants in peril SOLD OUT

Sunday 21st June, 10.00am, Titley Village Hall, HR5 3RL

Former Director of Oxford University’s Botanic Gardens, Timothy Walker believes that there is no technical reason why a plant species should be allowed to become extinct. There are many disheartening stories about the state of the world’s plants. But there are also many examples of how thousands of people are making very significant contribution to maintaining biodiversity, and you may be one of them. Timothy will explain.

Price: £7.50




Tim Richardson - The New English Garden SOLD OUT

Sunday 21st June, 11.30am Titley Village Hall, HR5 3RL

There has been a boom in innovative gardening in the 21st century. While many of these gardens challenge received wisdoms, others reflect the sensuously romantic tradition of English planting design. Tim will present the ideas he set out in his recent book.

Price: £7.50




Anna Pavord - If I were starting again: lessons learned in 50 years of gardening SOLD OUT

Sunday 21st June, 13.00pm Titley Village Hall, HR5 3RL

After proving a huge success at our first festival, the much loved columnist and author returns for further musing about her life with plants.





Eywood Walk: The ghost of the park & garden SOLD OUT

Sunday 21st June, 2.00pm Stagg Meadow information tent, Titley HR5 3RL

Built in 1705 by the 5th Earl of Oxford, Eywood was demolished in 1954. The landscaped park and various estate houses remain. The walk will take in Titley Pool nature reserve and approach Eywood via its serpentine driveway. It will return to Stagg meadow passing the remains of the abandoned house. Mark Birchley, a local historian, will guide you round this historic and romantic site.


Distance: 2.5 miles

Time: 2 hours

Directions: Assemble at the information tent on the festival site.

Maximum number: 15 People





Wild Flower Meadow walk: Herefordshire Wildlife Trust - Quebb Corner Meadow and Upper Welson Marsh SOLD OUT

Sunday 21st June, 2.00pm Meet at Quebb Corner Meadow, HR3 6LP

Neville Hart, reserve manager, will lead a walk that takes in two very different reserves managed by Herefordshire Nature Trust.

For many years now, Quebb Corner Meadow has been managed as a hay meadow with aftermath grazing and without the use of herbicides or artificial fertilisers.  We hope to show you species typical of old meadows: pignut, lesser knapweed and in the wetter areas, lesser spotted orchids amongst others. There is about a 1 mile walk along a public footpath to Upper Welson Marsh. This is a beautiful secret spot surrounded by dappled woodland where we hope to see the marsh helleborine, orchids, ragged robin and cotton grass.  


Distance: 2 miles

Time: 2.5 hours

Directions: Take the B4355 from Titley to Kington. Then take the A4111 from Kington. After about 3 miles you will pass Bollingham house and church on the right. Half way down the hill you will see a right hand turn and a lay by. Turn right – the meadow is about 100 yards down the lane. There will be parking.

Maximum number: 15 People



Garden Rover 20th and 21st June 2.30pm - 6.00pm SOLD OUT

This ticket will enable you to visit any of  the 10 gardens opening  specially for Gardens in the Wild. These are marked in blue on the map and
are those listed under Gardens open for Gardensin the Wild. The ticket will be valid for Saturday and Sunday afternoons and can be bought
at the festival site, Stagg Meadow, Titley, as well as online.
Price: £20.00

Ecology day at Newport House run by The Cart Shed Friday 19th June 10 - 16.30 SOLD OUT

Noel Kingsbury, the internationally recognised writer, teacher and consultant in garden and landscape ecology will be leading a workshop which  
tries to understand the concept of ecology. Using the woods, hedgerows and fields in the grounds of Newport House we will look at plant communities
- at why wildflowers, grasses, trees and shrubs grow where they do. What animal life will they support? What impact does human intervention make?
How can we manage gardens or land we have to support the maximum biodiversity?

This is an introduction to some basic concepts of ecology, with a focus on plants. It assumes very little knowledge and approaches technical information in an entertaining and easy-to-grasp way. Participants' enjoyment of the countryside will be enhanced through an understanding of how it functions.

£65 per person per chosen day, including a hearty home made lunch prepared with produce from the walled garden. All profits go to The Cart Shed.

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