24 - 28 June 2016
Included with admission to the house
Join us for a colourful celebration of all things floral. This year the house will be transformed for our flower festival as renowned floral designer Jonathan Moseley and the Chatsworth Garden team showcase displays featuring British flowers celebrating the tercentenary of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and inspired by A Grand Tour of the Devonshire Collection exhibition.
Jonathan Moseley aims to inspire visitors with his trademark style large floral sculptural installations in both classic and contemporary styles. Familiar cottage garden blooms will take visitors on a nostalgic floral journey, as the colours and fragrances of early summer flowers are paired with fabulous foliage all specially gathered from the estate.
Local British flower growers from Derbyshire & Yorkshire will unite to dress the Great Dining Room in a mixture of nostalgic early summer blooms. The table will be ablaze with colour and fragrance as it is adorned with romantic Sweet peas. The Oak room will also be succulently fragranced with British stocks, pinks and aromatic herbs, and the Chapel will be arranged with fiery reds and gold's inspired by Damien Hurst's Saint Bartholomew, Exquisite Pain. The Sculpture Gallery will be one of the highlights of the festival and once again Jonathan will transform this inspirational space with a collection of naturalistic displays influenced by the garden and wider 'Capability' Brown landscape.