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Experts to offer advice at the 2017 Lichfield Home and Garden Festival

Green fingered treats will be on offer as the 2017 Lichfield Home and Garden Festival opens in Lichfield.

Taking place on Saturday and Sunday (May 20 and 21) the event will include floral demonstrations, appearances from celebrity gardeners Bob Flowerdew and Lee Connelly, food and drink stalls, live music and children’s activities.

The free event will see stalls lining city centre streets.

Bob Flowerdew

Bob Flowerdew

A spokesperson said: “As well as the experts, some of the city’s businesses will also be joining in, offering demonstrations, talks, masterclasses including hanging basket demos, planting, furniture painting and lampshade making demos.

“Abercarvings will be wowing the crowds with their chainsaw carving demonstrations. There will also be a chance for families to be involved in bird box building with the RSPB.

“Woodhouse Community Farm will be doing a talk on community supported agriculture, while Dudley Zoo will be bringing some animals and talking biofacts. Rapture rescue will be displaying their beautiful owls and you may get a chance to hold one.

“A selection of artisan food stalls will be there also to tickle the visitor’s taste buds.”

The market runs from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

BBC Radios 4’s Bob Flowerdew will be on the main stage at Minster Pool from 12 noon on Saturday only, to give top tips before offering advice on encouraging wildlife at 2pm.

For more details visit the Lichfield Home and Garden Festival’s Facebook page.

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