The three plant fairs we have held so far have been blessed with good weather – after such an appalling winter and an even worse Spring, I have to be thankful that we had good weather at Holme Pierrepont Hall on 25 March, Newburgh Priory on 15 April and even a good day in the Lakes, at Holker Hall last Sunday!
Customers are now deciding that their gardens need attention and the plant nurseries, despite suffering from slow growth, had some wonderful plants on show and for sale. I came home with the car full of treats on Sunday and of course, they are all grown by the people you meet at the fairs.
A little break now until our next venue – the delightful Ness Hall gardens up near Nunnington in North Yorkshire. We shall have a mouth watering selection of plants on sale – and we will feature many of the top nurseries who are currently exhibiting their plants at the Harrogate Flower Show.
Ness Hall is a private garden so this will be your only opportunity to see this beautiful garden this year. Harriette, along with her gardener, Alan, have been really busy over the past months and weeks redesigning several areas of the garden, planting up 500 tulip bulbs, and battling away with the weeds (aren’t we all?)
So Bank Holiday Monday 7 May, open from 11am – 4pm. Admission £4.00 per person, children free. Home made refreshments sold from the Hall kitchen. Admission includes the gardens, grounds and the plant fair. Please leave your dogs at home.
Ness Hall, East Ness, YO62 5XD. Between Helmsley, Nunnington and Malton.