The Garden Show at Stansted Park
ON THE GATE
Are dogs allowed on the showground?
No, dogs are not allowed on the showground, with the exception of assistance dogs. Please do not leave your dog unattended in the car – there is no shade in the car park and the police will be called if it is reported as showing signs of distress.
Are mobility scooters available to hire?
Yes – Event Mobility will be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors at the show to hire. To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair please book online at www.eventmobility.org.uk.
Please be aware that all mobility units must be booked in advance.
Is there a charge for parking?
Is there disabled parking?
Is there any seating in the showground?
Can I leave the showground and come back in?
What facilities / amenities are provided at the show?
There are portaloos (including disabled portaloos) in three locations on the showground, a drinking water refill point, a baby changing & feeding tent, a charity-run creche & carry service for your purchases, and a cash back service at the Information tent.
To help you find your way around, a showground map will be printed on the What’s On boards dotted around the showground – these will have up-to-date locations for all the services.
Can I bring a picnic to eat at the show?
Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your own picnic to the show. There will also be a range of delicious food and drink on offer at the show.
Disabled parking is available near the entrance to the showground. This is a grass area, however hard standing drop off & pick up is possible if required – please ask the parking stewards for assistance on arrival.
Please be aware that the showground is on grass. It is all fairly level and flat, however the ground quality will depend on the weather preceding and during the show. Electric scooters and wheelchairs shouldn’t have any problems, but manual wheelchairs might struggle if ground conditions aren’t optimal. The main path/drive leading up to the house is slightly uphill and made of reasonably firm gravel, however the section directly in front of the house is a slightly looser gravel.
All the marquees have carpeted or matted flooring, laid over grass.
Mobility Scooter Hire
Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs are available to hire from Event Mobility, and must be booked in advance to guarantee availability.
There are long wooden benches dotted around the showground, as well as multiple seating areas with tables and chairs, some of which are under cover.
Each block of toilets (portaloos) will have a wheelchair accessible unit.
To help you locate facilities, there will be a copy of the showground map on each of the ‘What’s On’ A-Frame boards dotted around the site.