Shopping, Food & Drink

From book buying to the finest food & drink from the Borders and beyond

With free entrance to Harmony Gardens and The Orchard, you can browse the festival bookshop, with book signings taking place throughout each day, and satisfy your tastebuds with fine food and drink from the food village.

Harmony Garden Festival Bookshop

There’s lots of space for browsing, buying and book signings and in the corner kids’ area, children can sit and read. The bookshop’s opening hours are 3.30pm on Thursday and Friday, 9.00am on Saturday and 11.00am on Sunday, closing late every day – plenty of time for shopping!

We run our own bookshop and all proceeds go directly back to the festival.

Judy Murray Book Signing
Food And Drink

The Orchard

We got our taste buds tingling with some of the finest food and drink from across the Borders and Scotland. In a giant stretch tent, Sips Events kept the good cheer flowing with their finest beers, wines and craft gins.

This year’s offerings for foodies included the finest seafood from Scottish waters from Alandas, a taste of Italy from Pizza Geeks, American-style burgers and hotdogs from The Penny Bun and Dog N’ Bon; and sensational Greek wrap, gyros and halloumi Fries from Greek Street Food.

Also on-site was a mouth-watering selection of waffles, crepes, ice creams and sorbets served by With a Cherry on Top.

If you were short on time between events, you could enjoy great artisan coffee from Luckie Beans, as well as beer and wine in Harmony Garden.

The Heartland Market

We were delighted to host The Heartland Market over Saturday and Sunday at this year’s festival. The market was established by three passionate women to celebrate the artisan makers and shakers of Galashiels and the surrounding area. Their aim is to bring the heart back into the local community and to offer shoppers a unique experience, buying from local creative artisan producers. With something for everyone, you will most certainly find a distinct offering!
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