Whether you know the Latin name for each plant, or simply love your garden and are looking for new ideas, our Gardeners’ Fair makes a really satisfying day out for garden enthusiasts.
During the weekend of the 16th and 17th June, the grounds of the Elizabethan home become a gardener’s dream. With a wide range of specialist nurseries displaying superb plants for sale, gardening tools, garden furniture, ornaments and gifts, there is much to excite and inspire amateur and serious gardeners alike.
Visitors are invited to explore the Hall’s award winning gardens, which previously won the HHA Christie’s Garden of the Year Award, and which we anticipate will be looking their best, with flamboyant displays of colour, shape and texture. There will also be a magnificent floral display in the house, created by Bishop Burton College students. If you are seeking advice, then look no further. Burton Agnes’ gardening team will be on hand all weekend to share their knowledge and expertise, and throughout the weekend there will be a programme of specialist talks in the Hall’s Dining Room, chosen to examine a range of popular gardening topics.
During the weekend, the 1st Bridlington Scouts will be on hand to help visitors return to their cars with their buys, and local chainsaw carver Karl Barker will create a spectacular 6ft carving for the Hall’s woodland walk.
In the courtyard, fairgoers will find Burton Agnes Hall’s shops. The Home & Garden Shop and Gift Shop each sell stunning, original gifts and souvenirs. Home-propagated plants, and dried flowers from the walled gardens, are also for sale in the courtyard. The café will serve delicious home cooked meals, snacks and treats, locally roasted Fairtrade coffee and teas.
After the Gardeners’ Fair, the next major event here is the Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival. Taking place on the weekend of the 13th, 14th and 15th July, festivalgoers will enjoy the UK’s hottest jazz and blues acts. There will be delicious home cooked food, real ale and a tea tent. Children are welcomed very warmly, with entertainers and family activities, and there will be very civilised camping – with hot showers – in an adjacent field with picturesque views over the Wolds. Tickets are available now, and an ‘early bird’ discount applies until 31st May.