1,500 visitors to gardeners’ fair

Wet weather could not deter green-fingered gardening enthusiasts from visiting an annual fair held at Burton Agnes Hall.

Despite a rainy Saturday, over 1,500 people flocked to the historic hall’s Gardener’s Fair last weekend to peruse a huge variety of greenery, from prickly cacti to carnivorous plants.

Linda Creek of Ray Creek Orchids

Linda Creek of Ray Creek Orchids

Anna Tindall, marketing manager at the hall, said: “The weather didn’t stop our dedicated gardening visitors, they come because they know the quality at the fair. Overall it was a really good weekend.

“We had 50 stalls selling a range of plants. We had craft stalls and a chainsaw carver here who was doing demonstrations. We kept one of his pieces for the Woodland Walk.”

The fair, which has been running for around 20 years, was first established by Susan Cunliffe-Lister when she took over the hall.

The stall holders set up on the lawns in front of the hall and money is raised on the day for the National Gardeners Scheme.

For more information about Burton Agnes Hall visit www.burtonagnes.com