The Return of the Secret Gin Garden @ The Great Estate Festival

The creators of Cornwall’s newest and most rambunctious garden fête, The Great Estate, announce the launch of a decadent one-night soiree of tantalising beverages, live music, burlesque and fire dancing. Nestled within a leafy corner of the Scorrier House Estate, the much loved Secret Gin Garden returns to the 240-year old walled gardens on Friday 17th August  2018. Playing host to Electric Swing Circus and The Allergies, tickets for the very first edition of The Return of the Secret Gin Garden are available now via the website.

Popping up for an intimate evening of enchanting performances and whimsical plenty, The Return of the Secret Gin Garden builds on the ever-popular area that appears each year at The Great Estate Festival. Immersing all those involved in the splendour, this captivating evening is set to surprise and delight.

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Commenting on the new event, Festival Directors Ian Whittaker and Ben Hall stated: “After The Great Estate Festival this year, we decided we wanted to run a smaller event at Scorrier House and came up with the idea of ‘Return of the Secret Gin Garden’. We think everyone will agree that the Secret Gin Garden is one of the most loved corners of The Great Estate and that’s why we’ve decided to bring back our little juniper berry flavoured garden for a one-night extravaganza this August.

Starting the evening in style, Wine Wild Club will be on hand to serve a three-course meal and delicious gin infused cocktails. The gastronomic adventure will showcase Cornwall’s finest local produce and explore a variety of exotic gins from across the country. Seating guests within the four walls of a derelict horse shed, the unique dining experience is hosted by Sommelier Debbie Warner and her team. Diners get to marvel at the roaring open fire as onsite chefs cook up a feast in preparation for the intimate, candle lit, long table banquet.

As guests wander along winding pathways, stumble across hidden openings and relax amongst blossom-filled borders, The Return of the Secret Gin Garden will showcase a variety of musical talent throughout the duration of the evening.

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Famed for hotfooting their way most music genres, Electric Swing Circus is a fusion of saucy 20’s swing and stomping electro beats. With an explosive sound that reverberates back through time, The ESC’s sound is an exciting combination of vintage samples, gypsy-jazz guitar, electric double bass, keys, live drums, dirty synths and electro beats. Fronted by a powerful female double-act, with an extensive variety of vocal styles, the Electric Swing Circus is guaranteed to deliver a dazzling show

Joining the six-piece on stage at The Return of the Secret Gin Garden are Bristol-based B-boys The Allergies. Otherwise known as DJ Moneyshot and Rackabeat, the duo is fast becoming ones to watch with their party-starting DJ sets. Having played everything from Glastonbury to Space in Ibiza, the pair have a special ability to effortlessly combine funk, soul, disco and hip-hop.

Quick Panda Productions are the creators of The Great Estate, Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival, Electric Beach Festival and The Return of the Secret Gin Garden. Looking back over the past eight years, Company Director Ben Hall said “It has been a fantastic adventure running events here in Cornwall. What began as small gigs on the beach has since developed into major music festivals with a 7,000 capacity each day. Undoubtedly, it has been a real learning curve and at times, a bit of a rollercoaster. The events industry is booming in Cornwall at the moment, but it certainly isn’t an easy market to tap into. There is lots of competition and outdoor events are heavily affected by the weather, but it is always extremely exciting and very rewarding.”

Tickets for The Return of the Secret Gin Garden are currently on sale priced at £25.00 (plus £2.50 booking fee). Camping is also available with pitches priced at £10.00 (plus £1.00 booking fee). Parking permits can also be purchased via the website. For further information and to purchase tickets to the event please visit

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