Supported by Russell-Cooke

Friday 8 – Sunday 10 October, 11am – 4pm

This autumn the spectacular Strawberry Hill Flower Festival returns for its third year, curated by Floral Artists Leigh Chappell & Janne Ford. Horace Walpole’s villa will once again provide a gorgeous, gothic backdrop to showcase floral designs with all its colour, drama, opulence, light and shadow at this atmospheric time of year.

The Flower Festival brings together over 30 florists and designers sharing their own artistic visions inspired by native flowers and foliage, plus dried and natural elements. All the floral designers – including Holly Bee Flowers, Twisted Sister Floral Design and Wildly Beautiful Flowers – have sustainable practices at the heart of what they do and will be demonstrating what can be achieved using traditional techniques.

In addition to the intricate and dramatic floral creations throughout the house, there will be demonstrations, workshop, tours and a talk by Floral Artist and Author Lucy Hunter and a flower clinic where our own horticultural experts will be on hand.


Strawberry Hill Flower Festival 2019. Photo credit @jannelford

Festival Day Tickets

Friday 8 – Sunday 10, 10am – 4pm

The Flower Festival brings together over 30 florists and designers sharing their own artistic visions inspired by native flowers and foliage, plus dried and natural elements.

Tickets: Standard Adult: £14, Members & Patrons: £7, Students: £7
Under 14’s go Free


Flower Festival Tours
Friday 8 – Sunday 10, 9.15am & 10am

Explore the Flower Festival with an exclusive morning tour with either Leigh Chappell or Janne Ford, Floral Artists and Festival Curators, to learn more about the floral installations on display and gain a greater insight into top floral techniques, followed by Coffee & Pastries in the Garden Cafe.

Tickets: Standard Adult: £22, Members & Patrons: £12, Students: £12


Tour followed by a Talk and Floral Demonstration by Lucy the Flower Hunter
Friday 8 October 2021 at 6.30pm

With a lifetime designing award-winning gardens, floral art, and self-taught photography, Lucy’s work is constantly looking at ways in which we can soften and meld the boundaries between the inside and out.

Her talk and demonstration reimagine bouquets where we smell fresh herbs, choose wild strawberries, embrace overgrown hedgerow abundance with long trailing vines and simple roses with open petals in muted colours of fig and soft caramel and scents that speak of nostalgia.  She will encourage us to take pleasure from the flowers that are available as the seasons naturally dictate and appreciate the sometimes-glorious imperfection rather than always looking for the next bigger and better thing.  She will consider ways to look for wonder and beauty in the everyday ordinary and offer simple ways to bring the ‘outside in’ and turn it into the extraordinary.

Ticket includes a Tour of the Flower Festival and a glass of fizz. 

Tickets: Standard Adult: £25, Members & Patrons and Students: £12.50


Workshops and Demonstrations 

Friday 8 October

12 noon: How to create a hand tied bouquet with Leigh Chappell & Janne Ford
4pm: The Beauty of Dried Flowers with Emma Spowage

Saturday 9 October

2pm: Create a bowl of flowers using sustainable techniques with Louise Langdon

Sunday 10 October 

12 noon: Lasagne Planting with Ashley Edwards, Head Gardener at Horatio’s Garden
2pm: Traditional basket weaving with basket maker Eleanor Morgan


A selection of short films curated for our 2020 Online Flower Festival 

Leigh Chappell Flowers

Leigh Chappell – Floral Designer and co-curator of #StrawberryFlowerFestival shares some stunning imagery from an arrangement.

Holly-Bee Flowers Studio & Garden

Holly-Bee from Holly-Bee Flowers Studio & Garden offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of her beautiful flower garden & cutting studio based in Devon.

Holly-Bee Flowers Studio & Garden

Pig Pen Flowers

Join Kim from Pig Pen Flowers for a cuppa, as she shows you a little bit of her cutting garden and explains the process for a truly authentic seed to bouquet business.

Pig Pen Flowers

Passion Flowers by Emma Spowage

Based in the beautiful North Essex countryside, Emma Spowage, shares a glimpse into her beautiful floral artistry.

‘Passion Flowers by Emma Spowage’

Louise Langdon

Floral Artist Louise Langdon demonstrates a stunning yet simple arrangement.

Louise Langdon – creating stories in flora

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Strawberry Hill House is internationally famous as Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture.