Beer & Berries and Open Garden

7 July 2018

BEER & BERRIES and OPEN GARDEN

Beer & Berries at Hospitalfield is one of the highlights of our 2018 Summer Festival. This free event will be hosted in the courtyard of Hospitalfield House on Saturday 7 July, between 12 and 5pm, and is an opportunity for visitors to meet a selection of producers and suppliers of the best beer and berries in Scotland found here in Angus and Tayside. Visitors will be able to purchase and sample some delicious local produce. Stallholders include:

OPEN GARDEN

Beer & Berries has been planned to coincide with our Open Garden Day organised with Scotland’s Gardens scheme – enter into the special Walled Gardens at Hospitalfield, between 12 and 4pm, and meet the garden staff and volunteers. A donation of £4 per adult is suggested for entry into the Walled Gardens.

Beer & Berries is a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastically rich food and drink culture we are so fortunate to have across Angus and Tayside.

SCHEDULE

12.00pm: Beer & Berries opens at the Courtyard plus entry to the Hospitalfield Gardens

1.30pm: Announcing the Winner of the Jam Competition

2.00m: Free Drawing School with artist Fergus Tibbs, gather at the Courtyard

2.00pm: Gardener’s Questions Time: Get answers to all your green fingered questions from the expert panel, Moira Coleman, Frank Yuill and Barry Smale of Rhubarb & Rubble

3.00pm: Some Points to consider for what type of countryside we want after Brexit Talk with Euan Walker Munro, Chair of National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) for Angus free to attend

3.30pm: Cultivating the Economy of a Rural Region through Food & Culture Join a Conversation with Hilary Tasker and Lucy Byatt free to attend

4.00pm: Tour of Hospitalfield House £9 per person

We hope that you will be able to come along and enjoy beer, berries and beautiful gardens at Hospitalfield –  no need to book, just come along.

For further details please contact Scott Byrne, General Manager at Hospitalfield at info@hospitalfield.org.uk or call 01241 656124

Following Beer & Berries, we invite people to come to our End of Festival Music Event with the Dundee band ST.MARTiiNS – tickets cost £5, please book online, or buy tickets at Grouchos in Dundee or Assai Records in Broughty Ferry. It runs from 6 – 9pm but visitors to the Beer & Berries event will be able to enter into the green courtyard where the music event takes place from 5pm when the daytime event finishes.

JAM COMPETITION

This year the Jam Competition is kindly sponsored by Mackay’s Preserves.

Jam Competition: We are delighted to launch a competition to celebrate the best local jam makers in the area! Mackays Preserves have offered a wonderful prize: the winner gets treated to an exclusive ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of the Mackays HQ in Arbroath – get to know the secrets of their success and pick up some tips from some  local experts.

Please complete one Beer & Berries Jam Competition Form for each jam entry. Please leave your jam jars unlabelled, as we will number them to ensure the competition remains anonymous. Please drop off your jam entries to Hospitalfield House, Westway, Arbroath, DD11 2NH. The deadline for submission is Thursday 5 July 5pm. Upon delivery, the receipt at the bottom of this form will be filled out and returned to you.

The entry requirements are as follows:

  • This is a competition for small scale home producers
  • Jams should include berries of some variety – no maramalades or curds please

We look forward to tasting them!

TALKS & GARDENER'S QUESTION TIME

2.00PM: Gardeners Question Time Once again you have the opportunity to bring all your gardening queries to our expert panel:

This event always proves to be popular so get your seats early!

3.00PM: Some Points to consider for what type of countryside we want after Brexit with Euan Walker Munro of NFUS

Local arable farmer and Branch Chairman of the National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFUS) discusses the ways in which the rapidly shifting political climate affects the food we eat – all welcome

3.30PM: Cultivating the Economy of a Rural Region through Food & Culture with Hilary Tasker and Lucy Byatt

Join Hilary Tasker, Sector Officer for Food & Drink with Angus Council and Lucy Byatt, Director at Hospitalfield for a lively discussion on the ways in which we can support our locality the choices we make about what, where and how we eat

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