August 17, 2014
Free garden party to be held in Burnham's Manor Gardens today

A free Garden Party is to be held in Burnham's Manor Gardens today (Sunday, August 17th).

The team behind the town's popular Food & Drink Festival, Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds are organising the new event, which will run from 1-7pm.

"It will be a relaxed, free afternoon for everyone with local food and drink available and live music on the band stand," Sarah told

"This party is on a much smaller scale than the food festivals. We have invited a dozen local Somerset suppliers who will be bringing cheeses, wines, bread and a few treats to make the perfect picnic in the park."

"We will have a modern marquee and all visitors need to do is gather some friends and family - and don't forget your picnic rug."

"Brought to you by the team behind the local food and drink festival the focus is on great local food and drink, spending time kicking back and there will be local bands busking on the bandstand."

Co-organiser Beverley Milner Simonds added: "It's great that local talent like Nick Elswood, Selina Keedwell and Lost in the Grass will be making use of the restored bandstand. We have invited in some our festival favourites to tempt the tastebuds and the weather forecast is looking great. We are looking forward to welcoming people to this relaxed Sunday afternoon in the gardens."


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