This amazing hotel was once the home of the Vane Tempest Stuarts, the Marquis of Londonderry, whose vast family estates stretched for acres in the North East all the way to Seaham and Seaham Harbour (created to facilitate the removal of coal from their mines down to Newcastle), to Londonderry House in London and the most amazing gardens of Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland. (see below).
Now this magnificent estate is owned by Sir John Hall, ironically the son of a coal miner, who has effectively saved this amazing building, restoring and renovating with such care and dedication and now making it into one of the top hotels in the country. He embarked on an ambitious plan a few years ago to restore the Walled Gardens – allegedly spending over £2 million – and I’ve had my eye on this estate for at least 8 years! SO HERE WE ARE!
The plant fair will be held within the magnificently restored and replanted Walled Garden alongside the Visitor Centre. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be bringing Flower Power here. I hope you will be as excited as me.
Wynyard Hall Hotel, Stockton-on-Tees, Tees Valley TS22 5NF
Sunday 16 July 2017
11.00am – 4.00pm