Drop into the Artists’ Quarter and meet our resident craftspeople and artists. They bring a totally unique selection of silverwork, leather items, hats, artwork, and wood carvings, so make sure you bag yourself that one-o find! Then put your feet up in the café and watch the Festival go by.
Plus roll up your sleeves with The Pottery Parlour for a messy masterclass in pottery making. Stamp your Festival memories into clay in daily workshops or make your very own souvenir Larmer Tree mug
Relocated in the Peachick Play Area in Lostwood, you’ll find a cosy baby changing and feeding tent including a selection of toys and games.
We’ll be joined by the Fordingbridge Bookshop, an independent, family-run business in the heart of the historic town of Fordingbridge. Visit them in the Info Tent where they’ll be stocking our Larmer Tree authors’ books, which you can buy all weekend and then get signed after the author talks.
CULT TV: DRESS-UP SATURDAY
You voted in your droves and the overriding winning theme was Cult TV! So expect to see plenty of Dr Whos, Walter Whites and Elevens roaming around the Larmer Tree site on Saturday 21st July. Time to start planning your Festival glad-rags now – we can’t wait to see what weird and wonderful characters will be joining us! Meet at the Larmer Tree at 6pm for a group photo shoot!
ECOTRICITY ON THE LOWER LAWNS
Meet the team from Ecotricity, Britain’s greenest energy company, on the Lower Lawns. Drop in and discover how you can change the world in three steps, use wheel power to charge your phone, transport yourself to a windmill in Gloucestershire and bring your t-shirt to be screen printed. Meet their partners and improve your sustainable skills in a variety of workshops including origami windmills and top-notch bee hotels.
GEORGE’S BALLOON PARADE
Sun (after dark) Main Lawn
After the sun has gone down and the Festival is in full swing on its final night, you’ll see lights dancing in the crowd on the Main Lawn. Members of the Festival team process for George, who is missed by all, as we pay tribute to him with a special Balloon Parade created by his son.
WORD AND ACTION – Fri & Sat 11.30am
Wishing Tree – Sun 11.30am
Take your letters, have your turn – then write a poem using your word as inspiration! Your poem will then form part of the poetry washing line! Ideal for all ages
For a truly indulgent and eclectic shopping experience, wander the bustling stalls of the Global Bazaar and find a whole host of offerings collected from around the world. There’s something for everyone and you never know what you’ll find.
Pop by the Info Tent in The Village and meet our friendly team who can answer your questions and handle lost property, or sell you a programme or t-shirt! You’ll also find lots of useful reference info including the timetable, messages from other Festival-goers, a Festival map and competitions. We’d love to meet you!
Get your hands on a beautiful limited edition Larmer Tree hand-screen- printed poster, designed and produced by the talented Jacknife team. Find them near the Info Tent, where they’ll also have other prints for sale.
JULIA’S HOUSE SHOP
Our charity partner Julia’s House now have ten charity shops spread across Wiltshire and Dorset. They’ve been keeping aside some choice vintage and retro items to bring to Larmer Tree, so have a browse and find that unique item you can give a new lease of life to!
THE LARMER TREE SWEET BLOSSOM
The Larmer Tree stands proud at
the Festival entrance, combining natural, man-made, and uniquely crafted elements. This year (aided by talented artist Jen Lawler) the tree has inexplicably sprung sweets, giant ones! Come to the meeting point and look up to see colours and patterns, bright and delicious, growing from this magical tree.
Tucked away in the base of various trees around the Gardens, 16 miniature doors are waiting to be discovered. First commissioned by the Festival in 2011, local artist Simon Sinkinson designed each door to celebrate a person who, during their life, had a significant impact on the Festival and Gardens but are no longer with us. May their memory live on…
Don’t miss… Our balloon tribute to friend of the Festival George Stuart on Sunday (after dark) on the Main Lawn.