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The Inner Temple Dog Show
Sun 21 May 2017, 13:00 – 16:00 BST
The Inner Temple Dog Show Returns: Celebrating the bond between Gardener and Dog at the award winning Inner Temple Garden.
Registration for participating dogs is encouraged due to limited numbers. Please note that due to popularity of this event only two tickets per party will be allowed (this can be one dog entered into two categories or two dogs entered into two separate categories).
If tickets are fully booked or you have missed the deadline for registration you can still come along on the day and be entered into a raffle for a wild card ticket in your chosen category. Non participating dogs and owners are also very welcome. Dogs must be kept on a lead.
The Inner Temple Dog Show will throw open the Garden gates to dogs of all shapes and sizes, with the opportunity to compete in five exciting categories: Garden agility; Best floral outfit (dog and handler); Dog with the waggiest tail; Best junior handler (under 12) and Publics favourite. Handlers of all ages are encouraged and all dogs will be eligible to compete for Best in Show. Categories will be judged by distinguished members of the legal and canine worlds. For the opportunity to become a judge take part in our Instagram competition – the best photo depicting the special Gardener and dog bond wins a place on our judging panel! Post using #ITGdogshow and tag @InnerTempleGarden.
The Inner Temple Dog Show is part of the Chelsea Fringe, the alternative garden festival. Our 2017 Chelsea Fringe project celebrates the age old bond between Gardener and dog.
At three acres, Inner Temple Garden is one of the largest gardens in the City of London, home to 1800 barristers, and has been cultivated since the 12th century when its purpose was more practical than pleasure. It is now a safe haven for lawyers, the public and wildlife between the busy Fleet Street and Embankment.
As always, picnics on the lawn are encouraged and refreshments as well as French crêpes will be available for purchase. Visitors are welcome to take part or just come to enjoy the garden and its setting, there is plenty to see and space for all.