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Scottish Smallholder Festival 2017

Scottish Smallholder Festival 2017

This year’s Scottish Smallholder Festival is on Saturday 23rd September at Lanark Agricultural Centre ‒ ML11 9AX for anyone using a satnav. The event has deservedly become an essential part of the smallholder calendar, and focuses on making the most of your land. Whether you’re a smallholder, crofter, vegetable grower, allotment holder, crafter or a […]

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Graham Harvey’s Latest Play, No Finer Life

Graham Harvey’s Latest Play, No Finer Life

  Michael Wale talks to agricultural writer, campaigner, and Archers agricultural editor, Graham Harvey, whose passionate belief in the importance of small farms has resulted in him writing a play Graham Harvey has now written in excess of 600 scripts for The Archers, and is agricultural advisor to the popular long-running nightly Radio 4 tale […]

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Great gardens really begin in the autumn, and the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, which takes place from 16th‒18th September at the Great Yorkshire Showground, is a fantastic place to start, with beautiful show gardens, stunning nursery displays, live demonstrations and great garden shopping. Take home ideas from Inspiration Street and its unrivalled range of top […]

The Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival 2016

The Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival 2016

  The Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival celebrates the very best of the region’s smallholding, horticulture, crafts and food, and is the nation’s premier event for small-scale agriculture and rural interests. The 2016 event will take place on Saturday 24th September at Lanark Agricultural Centre, and promises to be the biggest and best to date. […]

The Malvern Autumn Show 2016

The Malvern Autumn Show 2016

  Chef, Tom Kerridge, will headline the Malvern Autumn Show on Saturday 24th September, which celebrates the annual harvest with a feast of artisan produce, family entertainment and gardening royalty. Tom will be joined by Gardeners’ World stalwart Carol Klein; Anton du Beke (Sunday only) of Strictly Come Dancing fame; and Otter Farm’s Marc Diacono. […]

The Royal Three Counties Show

The Royal Three Counties Show

The Royal Three Counties Show is always a celebration of British agriculture, British food and great family entertainment. In keeping with the event’s role as a landmark in the agricultural calendar, livestock plays a crucial role in the line-up, with national shows for many breeds, including British Simmental, British white, and Longhorn cattle, and Hebridean […]

The RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016

The RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016

The RHS Malvern Spring Festival brings to the fore the finest in both gardening and food, and this year’s event will be headed up by two icons of the kitchen and the garden – Mary Berry and Alan Titchmarsh. Visitors can expect stunning show gardens and nursery displays, alongside a bounty of food producers, eclectic […]

The 2016 Royal Welsh Spring Festival

The 2016 Royal Welsh Spring Festival

A celebration of smallholding and rural life, and the largest gathering of smallholders in the UK, the Royal Welsh Spring Festival takes place on 21st–22nd May. The Royal Welsh Showground has always been host to this long-running event, even in its earliest days, when it was just a couple of stands and a handful of diehard […]

Countrytastic 2016

Countrytastic 2016

Countrytastic returns to the Three Counties Showground on Thursday 31st March, which means lots of action-packed farmyard fun. Countryfile and Cotswold Farm Park favourite, Adam Henson, is fronting the show, with ‘tales from the bales’ in the Livestock Ring, and stories about his own farm. Children’s TV star, Tractor Ted, will also be there, inviting […]

Calendar of Potato Days

Calendar of Potato Days

CLICK HERE TO GO TO 2017 POTATO DAYS February is the time to start getting your potatoes ready for planting in March, and it’s also time for Potato Days all around the country. Wherever you are there will probably be one nearby, possibly in a school or other municipal building, or on a site of […]

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