Gourmet food and drink, fantastic music and craft ales will all be on offer in the lovely Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens this weekend.

It’s all for the Festival in the Gardens which will be held on both Saturday on Sunday come rain or shine.

Taste buds will be tingling at the thought of all the gourmet and artisan food trailers which will be selling, amongst other things, traditional wood fired pizza, hot dogs and delicious fries.

There will also be a variety of producers from nearby vineyards, craft ale breweries and farmers showcasing their meats and cheeses.

Top quality music will be performed across both Saturday and Sunday with the wonderful wartime harmony group Fox, Wiggle and Sass kicking things off.

A vocal harmony group, the girls pay tribute to the glory years of Vera Lynn and the Andrews Sisters, with fine dress, victory rolls in their hair and classic 40’s choreography.

The Saturday evening headliners are Latin jazz quintet Que Pasa who will play a mix of Cuban salsa hits, jazz standards and original compositions.

Sunday afternoon will be filled with the roots sounds of the Mighty Bosscats. Songwriter Richard Townend has garnered critical acclaim for his unique blend of roots blues, folk and country, with countless gigs and prolific releasing of records.

The Tom Braggins Trio will bring the festival to a close on Sunday with a mix of soul classics, funk arrangements of well-known favourites and his own compositions.

Joined by Chris Eldred on keyboards and Phil Haines on drums, this power trio are a guaranteed dance floor smash, and the perfect end to the festivities.

There will also be sets from local singer-songwriters Ella Brand, Josie Tulett and Peter Hepworth, as well as DJ sets from Elliot of local recording studio Highfield Studio, who are also providing the sound system.

Organiser Rachel McMillan said: “We are so excited for people to check out the entertainment we have lined up for the weekend and we have something for everyone.

“Hopefully the weather will be great, so people can bask in the sunshine with a drink and some exquisite food while they dance the weekend away.

A bar will also be on hand to serve ales and wines for the adults while the youngsters will be kept busy by activities such as inflatables and fun face painting.

For stall holder enquiries contact Rachel at gardensfestival@icloud.com to receive a registration and booking form.

More information is available at www.coolbeansevents.co.uk/tickets.

General admission for people over 12-years-old will cost £3.

Tickets for children are free.