Garden Festival 2020 goes virtual

Following the current Covid-19 guidance The Garden Festival and The Whitegold Festival of Clay are postponed until 2021 following the UK Government and Public Health England’s recommendations. After careful consideration, with public safety as the top priority, organisers have made the difficult but necessary decision that neither event will be able to go ahead as planned this year.

“Although a very tough decision and one we didn’t take lightly, our team feel postponing until 2021 is what’s necessary to help keep everyone safe. We know, like us, many will be left disappointed, however we’re very excited to be able to continue our work for St Austell and look forward to sharing our ongoing initiatives and developments over the coming months.” James Staughton. 

All is not lost, the team is launching an exciting virtual online exhibition to showcase the Garden Route project, Whitegold public art commissions and the International Ceramics Prize winner’s works – making a vast selection accessible from home. 

In 2021 the Garden and Whitegold festivals are set to merge together as one providing one bigger programme of workshops, activities, craft stalls, food traders, live music and entertainment for local people to enjoy. Dates are set to be confirmed and announced shortly.

The annual Garden Festival in St. Austell, Cornwall is a celebration of the town’s famous gardens, beautiful surrounding landscapes, it’s bio-diverse local wildlife and all things green and gardening! Welcoming all sectors of its vibrant community, young and old, residents and visitors. The festival programme includes garden displays, gardening and creative workshops, live demonstrations, ‘Gardeners Question Time’, Schools gardening competition, food stalls, local growers, plant sales, craft stalls, learn about bees, play area, live entertainment and music throughout the day.