The Game Fair, Europe's largest festival of the countryside, will take place at Lord and Lady Salisbury’s estate at Hatfield House again this July with an ambitious plan of new attractions to delight the crowds – including the installation of the largest show garden ever attempted – brought to life by leading educational institution Capel Manor College.
The Game Fair Gardens, designed by Capel Manor’s Royal Horticultural Society gold medallists, will create an immersive and interactive experience, telling the story of the countryside, estates, country gardens, traditional practices and innovations through a number of themed gardens. Visitors can expect kitchen gardens, traditional crafts, art, sculpture and superb design at Hatfield House, which already has an international reputation among gardening enthusiasts. A stage at the centre of The Game Fair Gardens will also host Q&As, demos and debates. The show garden will be 1 acre in size and will be built from scratch in just 90 days, by the students from Capel Manor College. The garden will have 5,000 plants and trees, 400 roses, 338 m2 of turf and 20 metres of dry-stone wall.
Entrance to the Game Fair Gardens is included with a standard Game Fair entry ticket and VIP packages. However, the Game Fair have also teamed up with partners, Capel Manor College and Hatfield House, to offer an unrivalled opportunity to visit some of the grandest gardens in the country on one ticket, with an entire season to take advantage of it. Using the code GARDENTICKET at the checkout, visitors will have single entry access to the Hatfield House Gardens and the gardens at Capel Manor College, to enjoy until August. Additionally, RHS Members can also receive discounted rates simply by using the code RHS2019.
Hatfield House Great North Rd Hatfield AL9 5HX