StephanieAnne


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Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 10:07

Hi All

Heavy rain just now in Derbyshire - though it's set to clear up a bit later.

My advice - AVOID THE CARPARKS.

Ideal scenario would be - Bus to Baslow, from somewhere fairly local where you can park, then walk it.

You can access the park via a footpath near bus stop at Goose Green.  It's signposted Chatsworth. 

Go over the bridge and follow the path to the right. 

It's a 1 mile walk - give or take - it's level easy walking, and it took me about 30 mins max walking slowly.

If you do this you avoid the carparks, and take the shuttle buses out of the equation also.

If you are going to use the shuttle buses, give yourself plenty of time to make connections, they are affected by the traffic also, and by the number of people wishing to use them.

Oh and keep smiling!

Steph xxxx

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 12:56

With all due respect, the fact (and the point) is that dogs are allowed at the Chatsworth Show this weekend.


I spoke with people who had put their dogs in kennels for the day, because they didn't know.


I simply wanted to get that (and other messages) about the show out there and in the right place.


Surely it would be sensible to debate whether or not dogs should be allowed at Shows in other thread.


FYI - it's now sunny in Derbyshire but a bit windy again.  :-)

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 08:42
fidgetbones says:

I saw a couple of black labs being fed ice cream outside the blow up paxton conservatory. I think taking dogs into the crowded areas would be silly.  Assistance dogs are generally used to crowded places. Most other dogs could find it a bit worrying, get panicky, and could get trodden underfoot.  Anyhow  , I have yet to find a dog interested in flower displays.


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 Hi Fidgetbones


My dog is used to crowds, doesn't like ice-cream, and loves gardening - she often helps me dig, and she loves sitting in my greenhouse and enjoying the view. 


This is what her face did when I told her she was coming to Chatworth with me.



Yesterday, she particularly enjoyed Martin Fish's talk on growing fruit and veg in containers, and she joined in in the applause at the end (in her own woof woof type of way).


Namaste - Steph

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 08:22

And no, I am not in the pay of the RHS, or Chatsworth.


I do live in Derbyshire though, and yes, it started raining again last night.


It's not torrential though, and the wind has stopped, and it's not cold. 


Dress appropriately, and don't forget, it's the rain makes our gardens grow!


Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 08:16

And here's some photos of what to expect ....










Stay positive people (as best you can ... we ALL have our moments) and you'll have a grand day out!


xxxxx

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 07:52

Here's a map of the Show Ground, for those of you who didn’t order a Show Guide in advance;

http://image1.gardenersworld.com/img.jpg?tag=1144eb22-1b03-4529-a6ab-6c0489a110b9

If anyone needs any more info, please feel free to ask.

I'm very jealous of anyone who is still to go ... I want to go back!!

Have fun everyone and stay safe.  Use your heads people ... (I saw people there is stilettos) ... please ... and just watch out for those walkway edges ...

Steph xxxx

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 07:44

Also, wellies or walking boots are definitely needed! 


And, go steady near the edges of the walkways. 


The waterlogged ground below the walkways has dropped away in places, making a step you don't expect ... and I did see a couple of people take a tumble.


FINALLY DOGS ARE ALLOWED!! (Not just assistance dogs.)


The hard copy Show Guide says that they are, but the RHS Website doesn't mention it.  So, I emailed the RHS and asked for clarification.


The reply was that they are trialling allowing dogs to this show, and they are allowed in all covered areas, excluding the restaurants. (They are also allowed on the Shuttle Buses.)


I was also speaking to someone there who told me the RHS are considering letting dogs into their main gardens in the future sometime.  Lets hope they go for it.  My dog loves gardening almost as much as me!

Last edited: 08 June 2017 07:46:28

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 07:42

I attended this show yesterday and it was AMAZING!


 


OK ... there were some issues with getting onto site, because the previous days bad weather caused water-logging on the carparks, and that meant it was slow for cars to get on.


My advice for anyone still to go ... as it's started raining again in Derbyshire, get yourself to Baslow and walk in from there.  It's a short, and very lovely, walk. 


Or, use the free shuttles that are being provided from Rowsley, Bakewell, Pilsley, Baslow and Edensor (BASICALLY AVOID THE CAR PARKS).


And on leaving, if you want the shuttles, use the exit furthest away from the main house ... that's where they are.  You will need to give yourself plenty of time because the shuttles are affected by the traffic also. But the journey is part of it right ... so chill out, and you might just meet some nice people whilst waiting for your bus.


The show organisers immediately announced longer opening hours yesterday, and an email has already been sent by SeeTickets, telling people what to do if they didn't actually make it, or if they missed restaurant bookings.


That said, the show was far superior to ANY OTHER show I have ever been to.  I'm a regular at Tatton and a big fan of Southport.  The layout and the content were outstanding, and all of those involved with the organisation (both on the day and in the planning of the show) should be congratulated.


I saw some of the most fascinating and beautiful show gardens I have ever seen.


Massive thumbs up from me!

New RHS Flower Show in 2017: Chatsworth

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 07:10


One last thing ... a map of the site, for those of you who didn't order a Show Guide in advance.


Have fun everyone!


xxxx

New RHS Flower Show in 2017: Chatsworth

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 07:02

Also, wellies or walking boots are definitely needed! 


And, go steady near the edges of the walkways. 


The waterlogged ground below the walkways has dropped away in places, making a step you don't expect ... and I did see a couple of people take a tumble.


FINALLY DOGS ARE ALLOWED!! (Not just assistance dogs.)  


The hard copy Show Guide says that they are, but the RHS Website doesn't mention it.  So, I emailed the RHS and asked for clarification.


The reply was that they are trialling allowing dogs to this show, and they are allowed in all covered areas, excluding the restaurants. (They are also allowed on the Shuttle Buses.)


I was also speaking to someone there who told me the RHS are considering letting dogs into their main gardens in the future sometime.  Lets hope they go for it.  My dog loves gardening almost as much as me!



If anyone needs anymore info, please feel free to ask.


I will also be publishing a full review very soon at www.meadownookcottage.co.uk

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