While gardens can be notoriously tricky to grow, they tend to shoot up if you throw them a bit of self-raising flower. Get it all in the mix with today's Groupon for two tickets to the Dundee Flower and Food Festival. Choose from the following options:• £10 for Friday day tickets (Up to 50% off)
• £20 for weekend tickets (Up to 50% off)
About The Festival
Following hot on the heels of frosting flowers, this three-day festival brings together food and petals with grounding from big names including Mary Berry and garden writer, Alys Fowler. Also getting a trowel in will be the Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom and Henry Herbert, who will be on hand to pass on tips as seen on their Channel 4 show. The earthier aspects of the festival are, this year, headed up by the Chilli Village, a whole area devoted to the hot-mouthed plants which will feature talks, demonstrations, and live band, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Younger festival attendees will be seen weaving in and out of floral displays and flying spoons, as they make the most of the more juvenile exploits offered in the children's area. And, showing due respect to tartan tops and elastic bands, the 2012 Jampionships competition will celebrate Dundee's vast berry fields and their most prolific utilisers - the jam makers.
Mary Berry cookery demonstration
Tom and Henry Herbert - The Fabulous Baker Brothers appearance
Alys Fowler - garden writer appearance
Live music from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers
World Jampionships - jam making competition
Floral art section
A short drive out of the centre, Camperdown Country Park provides a green canvas for many a public and private event. The park, which has been open to the public since 1949, gives ground to over 190 species of tree and is fringed by woodland paths and their resident wildlife.
Weekend runs Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September 2012
Day tickets valid on Friday 31 August 2012 only
By car: follow signs from the A90 (Kingsway)
By bus: National Express Dundee Bus 57 from city centre
The popularity of the festival again led to long queues on roads leading to Camperdown Park, with broken down vehicles adding to the delays. Council leisure, arts and communities convener Bob Duncan felt the festival was worth the wait.
– Maura Bowman, The Courier, Sept 2011
An absolutely fantastic meal; my sirloin steak was medium rare, and cooked to perfection.
– Dean C, TripAdvisor, Jul 2012
Dundee Flower and Food Festival