On the 27th November, Scampston will be kick starting festive celebrations with a Christmas market taking place in the Victorian Conservatory from 11am -3pm. This will coincide with the first day of Scampston’s locally grown Christmas trees going on sale in the Walled Garden.
Christmas trees have been grown at Scampston and on a partner farm at Lowthorpe, near Driffield, for decades. Scampston’s locally grown; sustainable trees have been increasing in popularity every year.
Nigel Harrison, head woodsman, commented: “It takes a surprising amount of time to cultivate your perfect Christmas tree, every foot can take up to a year to grow – and there is a lot of pruning to get the right shape. We like to think that our local trees have a little more personality than your average tree!”
“The trees at our farms are from a renewable resource. When a tree is harvested, another is planted in its place, ensuring the production of our trees is entirely sustainable. Unlike their artificial non bio-degradable counterparts, real Christmas trees can be recycled and turned into useful mulch or compost.”
On the 27th November, Scampston will also become the go-to destination for Christmas gifts. The Heritage and Learning Centre in the Victorian Conservatory will be transformed into an atmospheric winter wonderland. There will be a wide range of traditional stalls for shoppers to browse including crafts, jewellery, cosmetics and seasonal food stuffs. Food lovers will be tempted to try the traditional Christmas pancakes and mulled wine.
Emma and Sallie of Gale & Temple, stallholders at the Market, commented: "What better place to exhibit and sell our jewellery, scarves and home ware gifts than in the beautiful surroundings of Scampston walled garden, a place we find so much inspiration for our work."
To find out more about our Christmas Trees, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01944 759111.