As part of its 900th anniversary, from the 14th to 19th of September, join Leeds Castle in Kent for a ‘floral party’ celebration with the spectacular Festival of Flowers, for which Wealden Times is Media Partner.

Each year the Festival of Flowers grows greater and more impressive, with internationally acclaimed floral designers adorning the castle rooms with installations of beautiful blooms. Leeds Castle is thrilled to continue to support florists of the future amongst a host of new and returning designers.

The elaborate floral displays include a huge 2.5m floral ‘900’ on the front lawn created by the Castle Florists, a Leeds Castle swan logo delicately and intricately made out of white skeleton leaves, and a tropical fiesta room with a riot of colourful balloons alongside palm trees, with each designer interpreting the theme of a ‘floral party’ in their own unique style.

The Festival of Flowers continues across the grounds with a programme of floral demonstrations and workshops, specialist talks and garden tours. There will also be the opportunity to buy beautiful flowers and garden accessories from a variety of stalls on the Pavilion Lawn.

Visitors to Leeds Castle can also experience the magic of the annual Christmas Market. On the lawn, overlooking the castle, the market will take place from 10am to 5pm every weekend from 23rd November through to the 15th December, with a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations and specialist food and drink. Enjoy nostalgic fairground rides or take a leisurely trip on the big wheel for a spectacular view of the castle. 

How to enter: For your chance to win an overnight stay for two plus tickets to the Christmas Market, just answer the following question: Which anniversary is Leeds Castle celebrating this year? Enter your answer with your contact details below by
30 September 2019. 

Ts&Cs: The winner is able to stay overnight during the Christmas period, however as the dates will be subject to availability, Leeds Castle will extend the accommodation voucher until 31 August 2020 so that an alternative date can be booked at another time. Prize must not be re-sold, transferred or exchanged. Annual admission tickets will be valid for multiple use for one year from the date of issue. Admission tickets are not valid for special ticketed or evening events. Stable Courtyard B&B room can be a family, double, twin or single. Dates are subject to availability and must be redeemed before 31 August 2020.

Congratulations to Victoria Cowie who wins our July competition for a two-night stay at Molly Dishwasher in Sussex


* indicates required

Wealden Times will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates on future events and marketing.
Please let us know who you would like to hear from:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.