Put down roots at hall gardening fair

This year's Gardeners' Fair at Burton Agnes Hall will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 June.
This year's Gardeners' Fair at Burton Agnes Hall will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 June.

Green-fingered experts and novices alike will have the chance to bolster their gardens during an event at Burton Agnes Hall.

Over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 June, the stately home will become a horticulturist’s dream thanks to the annual Gardeners’ Fair.

For the experienced gardener or the keen amateur, the fair offers the widest possible range of specialist nurseries with the best quality plants around – all in the grounds of the magnificent Elizabethan stately home.

A broad range of specialist nurseries and stalls will be selling plants, gardening tools, garden furniture, ornaments and gifts, while visitors are being invited to wander in the hall’s award winning gardens.

The Burton Agnes Hall gardening team will be available to share their knowledge and expertise and throughout the weekend there will be specialist talks, chosen to explore a range of popular gardening topics.

The 1st Bridlington Scouts will also be on hand to help visitors back to their cars with their buys and local chainsaw carver Karl Barker will create a spectacular 6ft carving during the weekend for the hall’s woodland walk.

A spokeswoman for the fair said: “Home grown plants propagated from the gardens, are also sold in the courtyard.

“Staff in the cafe will be serving delicious home cooked meals, snacks and treats, locally roasted Fairtrade coffee and teas, amongst other tempting goodies.”

After the Gardeners’ Fair, the next event at the hall is the Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival on Friday 30 June, and Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 2 July.

Festivalgoers will be able to enjoy the UK’s hottest jazz and blues acts with special guest artists from Saint Lucia.

A spokeswoman for the event said: “There will be delicious home cooked food, real ale and a tea tent – plus Saint Lucian run cocktails and Caribbean food.

“Children are well catered for with entertainers laid on and there will be very civilised camping – with hot showers! – in a field with picturesque views over the Wolds.”

Visit www.burtonagnes.com to find out more information about the jazz and blues festival.