torsdag 13. mars 2014

Press Release Garden Festival at Dokka: 28-29th June 2014

Press Release Garden Festival at Dokka:  28-29th June  2014

Nordre Land HAGELAG repeat last year's success and organize this year its third garden festival at Dokka . There will be a gardening market, interesting lectures, tasting of exotic food, a rose auction and garden visits. We want to spread the joy of gardening!

Friday 27 June , Informal Garden Festival kickoff in Lower Smebyveg 15, Dokka at 1800:  Soup and garden visits. Registration up to Monday 23 June to nordreland.hagelag @

Saturday June 28 The main shopping road, Storgata in Dokka will be closed and filled with stands of garden related products. The market runs from 1000 to 1500.  Rare perennials, hardy grapes and roses will be for sale as will a wide range of garden tools and lawn ornaments. Garden art will also be available. Come and be inspired.

This year we will be visited by the project " Limitless vegetables and herbs”, the Norwegian Gardening Club’s gift for the Queen's 75th birthday in 2013. You will be served tastes of exotic food, made ​​from vegetables it is possible to grow in Norway.

This year's garden festival will have extra focus on edible crops and we have therefore asked local Bente Stadsvoll to hold a short lecture about how herbs in nature and the garden inspire her to try new dishes.  This will take place at the Bedehuset at 1100.

We are also fortunate that we have managed to persuade designer duo Arne and Carlos to come to Dokka. They have built up an inspiring and creative garden at Tonsåsen station, at about 650 m. We will learn more about this at the Bedehuset at 1230.

We will also have a rose auction, under the expert guidance of our rose expert Dag at about 1400.

Free activity for children, where they can create floral decorations with material supplied by Floriss Dokka. The decoration can be taken home with them.

There will once a again be a wild flower walk with Geir Høitomt from  Spåtind Sport Hotel at 17.

Sunday June 29
Lecture by Gunn Apeland at the Bedehuset from 1230 to 1330:  "Economic and ecological resource use in the garden"

Lecture by Bjorg Karin Hagen at the Bedehuset from 1345 to 1415: "Plants from the garden and the wild for food, health and wellbein »

Open gardens with garden walks from 1400

Changes in the program may occur.

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