FRIDAY 26th - SUNDAY 28th JUNE 2020




Prue Leith to officially open the Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2020


We are excited to announce that the Blenheim Palace Flower Show will be officially opened by Prue Leith at 10am on Friday 26th June 2020.

Prue Leith will also be taking a look around the show and will be available for a question and answer session in the Garden Talks Theatre (Friday only).


About Prue Leith

Prue is probably best known for her role as a judge on The Great British Bake Off, but she has had a very varied and interesting life.

She has published eight novel, a memoir, Relish and 14 cookbooks. Her latest cookbook, The Vegetarian Kitchen, which she wrote with her niece Peta Leith, has just been published.

Prue Leith’s career has included her own restaurants, catering and cookery school businesses; she’s been a board director of companies such as British Rail, Halifax, Safeway, Whitbread, Woolworths, and Belmond (ex-Orient Express) Hotels.

Prue has had a deep involvement with education and the arts: she chaired the first of the companies charged with turning round failing state schools and was Chair of the School Food Trust, responsible for the improvement of school food and food education. She started and led the campaign for contemporary sculpture to be exhibited on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. She has been active in many charities and is the Chancellor of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She is an advisor for the Government’s Hospital Food Review.

Among her awards she has a CBE, 12 honorary degrees or fellowships from UK universities, the Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the year, and her restaurant, Leith’s, won a Michelin star.

She is married with two children and four grandchildren.


Timings and appearances are subject to change without prior notification