The Meadow Croft Food & Drink Festival 2022

Saturday 13th August - Sunday 14th August 2022 

 

Treat yourself to a perfect foodie day out. 

After 2 successful years, we will be making our Food & Drink Festival, bigger and better than ever for 2022, with lots of old favourites as well as new and exciting products to tempt you. 

With over 30 stalls, we host a selection of some of the finest artisan food & drink suppliers we can find, many of which are based locally. The Tiptree Bus will be back again to serve cream tea and cocktails throughout the weekend. The 1976 route master has been expertly converted with a stylish upper deck with seating and a rather clever hydraulic roof, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a Tiptree tipple. 

Our bar will be serving local Newhall Wine and award-winning Crouch Vale Beer as well as some German Beer and more!

Our stallholders will be cooking up a storm so treat those tastebuds to different cuisines and new flavours throughout the day or why not fill up your shopping bags to the brim of fresh, local produce to take home. 

You’ll be able to shop mouthwatering chutneys, delicious cheese, flavoursome nuts and olives, freshly baked breads and cakes, locally brewed and distilled alcohol, freshly pressed juices and much, much more! 

Trudles doodles will be on hand to face paint the children with any design they wish and our traditional fete style games will be open too for lots of fun. Our Mini Meadows Golf Course and Play Area will also be open all weekend. 

The festival is held on the field at the back of our rose garden with a marquee set up for our live music stage to entertain guests. Bop away beside the main stage, enjoy the food and drink on offer and kick back and relax amongst the straw bales to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of this much-loved festival!

Each year, Meadow Croft supports a charity and all fundraising proceeds are sent to that charity. This year, we will be supporting Parkinson’s. We will be selling raffle tickets throughout the weekend - we always have a huge selection of prizes available to win, from Food & Drink Hampers to Homewares and garden products so make sure you enter the raffle whilst you’re there. You have to be in it, to win it! 

The garden centre & restaurant ‘Meadow Croft Kitchen’ will be open all weekend as normal. 

Save the dates and come and soak up the festival atmosphere. 

A fun filled event for the whole family! 

 

 


Opening Times

Saturday 13th August – 10am – 8pm 

Sunday 14th August – 10am – 4pm 


Entry - Tickets

£3 per person 

Under 16’s – Free 

Group of 4 - £10


Where to Find Us

The Food & Drink Festival is held on our events field at the back of our rose garden. Entry will be through the garden centre itself. Free parking is available in our main and overflow carparks. 

Whilst we strive to be disabled friendly with separate toilets, ramps and wheelchairs available for use, we have to advise that because our festival is held on our events field and open to all the elements, the weather can sometimes make it difficult for wheelchair users. 

 


Stallholder Information

If you are interested in more information as a stallholder or if you would be interested in performing live music, please contact our Events Team.


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???????? The Queen's Platinum Jubilee ????????⁠

Get yourselves Jubilee ready with our lovely selection of Jubilee products. ⁠

Pick up some Fabulous Farmhouse Pickle, Classy Caramelised Onion Chutney or perhaps something sweet might take your fancy - Lush Lemon Curd, British Strawberry Jam and Marvellous Orange Marmalade. ⁠

Have tea with the Queen with our Luxury Tea Collection from the English Tea Shop or have the Best of British Elderflower Cordial. ⁠

Why not pick up some collectable memorabilia by Alison Gardiner? She has created an illustrated fine bone china mug to commemorate the day. Only 5000 are being sold worldwide, so it makes the perfect royal souvenir! ⁠

We've got everything you need to have the best Jubilee Afternoon Tea celebrations. ⁠

#queensplatinumjubilee #platinumjubilee #meadowcroftgardencentre
???? Clematis - The Queen of Climbers ????⁠

Clematis produce masses of flowers in a wide variety of shapes and colours. With careful selection, it’s possible to enjoy their blooms throughout the year, and with plants suited to growing on walls and fences, up obelisks and pergolas, into trees, in containers and even in a mixed border, it is easy to see why these versatile plants are one of the most popular in gardens. ⁠

For those will little garden space, clematis provide a good way of maximising what is available and still bringing colour! ⁠

Whether it's a Spring flowering, Summer/Autumn flowering or Winter flowering variety you would like, we have hundreds in stock for you to choose from, so come along and choose your Queen of Climbers. ⁠

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Press Day at the Chelsea Flower Show! ????????⁠

Pictured is a stand in memory of our dear friend Peter Seabrook.⁠

We're delighted to have been able to provide a hanging basket full of Meadow Croft Grown Basket Plants ????⁠

#ChelseaFlowerShow #peterseabrook #RHS #FlowerShow #ShowGardens #Plants #Planting #HangingBasket ⁠
???????? The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations ????????⁠

Come and join @meadowcroftkitchen over the Queen's Jubilee Weekend to get your hands on the renown Goddard's Pie & Mash ????⁠

Did you know? ⁠
Goddards have been making and selling London pie and mash since 1890! ⁠

Single Pie & Mash or if you're feeling hungry, go for a Double Pie & mash - of course with your choice of liquor or gravy. ⁠

You cannot miss this one! ????????⁠

Meadow Croft Kitchen are also serving a special Jubilee menu over the weekend full of delicious homemade food! ⁠

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Houseplant of the Week ⁠

⭐ Maranta Prayer Plant ⭐⁠

Marantas are beautiful house plants, grown for their bold and striking foliage. The oval, variegated leaves are intricately patterned in a range of colours and patterns that look like an artist’s brushstrokes. The undersides of the leaves are often dark red.⁠

Marantas are nicknamed prayer plants – they close up their leaves at night, like hands in prayer, before opening them up again at dawn. This daily movement is known as nyctinasty and is fascinating to witness.⁠

⭐ Marantas are a social media sensation with many people videoing a time lapse to see how they 'pray' and move their leaves depending on light ⭐⁠

How to care for your prayer plant⁠

☀️ They need a consistently warm spot and bright but indirect light – keep them out of direct sunshine. ⁠

???? Keep the soil moist from spring to autumn, and provide some humidity by misting the leaves daily or standing on a tray of moist pebbles. They need to be watered with filtered or distilled water, or rainwater – not tap water.⁠

Many varieties available in our Houseplant department! ⁠

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New In! ⁠

This Mydflower Elderflower Sparkling Wine balances dry and sweet, with a heady elder fragrance, refreshing but intoxicating at 5.3%. It is made with wild elderflowers, Welsh mountain spring water, and fresh lemon in the Brecon Beacons, nurtured by hand in small batches. ⁠

It's a lovely alternative to beer and cider - low sugar, gluten free, low alcohol, preservative free - a true natural sparkling wine.⁠

???????? Perfect for The Queen's Jubilee Weekend ????????⁠

Available in our Food Shop⁠

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Brakeburn Clothing⁠

⭐ NOW 25% OFF EVERYTHING! ⭐
????????DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR OUTDOOR LIVING JUBILEE BONANZA????????⁠

We're holding a Jubilee Bonanza 25% off event across our Outdoor Living Department!*⁠

You'll be able to get 25% off selected ranges. ⁠
⭐Hartman Garden Furniture Sets ⁠
⭐Egg Chairs ⁠
⭐Fire Pits & Chimineas⁠
⭐Water Features⁠
⭐Cadac BBQ's & Accessories⁠
*whilst stocks last ⁠

Friday 20th May - Sunday 5th June Only ⁠

???? Come along this weekend to get your garden Jubilee ready and fit for a Queen ???? ⁠
???? National Children's Gardening Week ????⁠

National Children’s Gardening Week celebrates the fun that gardens hold for kids. Children love growing plants and love being involved in the garden but they’re often impatient, wanting to see instant results. ⁠⁠
National Children’s Gardening Week aims to capture children’s enthusiasm at a time when results are immediate.⁠

Come along this week 28th May - 5th June and pick up a children's goody bag and colouring sheet from The 10th Hole!* ⁠

*Limited availability - while stocks last⁠

https://www.meadow-croft.co.uk/guides/national-children-s-gardening-week #linkinbio⁠

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Meadow Croft Grown Hanging Baskets ⁠

Gorgeous aren't they? ???? ⁠

Come along this weekend and take your pick! ⁠
All individually priced. ⁠

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???? Father's Day Competition ????⁠

Be in with the chance of winning this hamper worth £75!! ⁠

This hamper includes - A pack of Dad jokes, 3 Dad themed premium ales, 1 radio tin of biscuits, a BBQ smokehouse sauce, marinade and salt gift set, a bag of giant toasting marshmallows and a toasting fork! ⁠

???? All you have to do is like this post, comment your favourite garden moment with your dad and share the post to your story and tag us @meadowcroftgc ????⁠

Competition closes on Monday 13th June and the winner will be contacted via social media. The hamper must be collected from the garden centre. ⁠

#fathersdaycompetition #competition #fathersday #giveaway #meadowcroftgardencentre ⁠
National Children's Gardening Week ???? ⁠

Read and Plant with @willsow.books⁠

Buy a book from us today, read the story to the children and then together you can plant a page and watch the vegetables grow! ⁠

Willsow books are made with special handmade paper embedded with real vegetable and herb seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, vegetables will grow from the paper, amazing right!⁠

#nationalchildrensgardeningweek #willsow #plantablebook #meadowcroftgardencentre

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