Following the most successful Spring Plant Fair
to date, Scampston’s bi-annual Plant Fair returned on Sunday 25th
September; welcoming horticulturists far and wide.
A variety of unusual plants were on sale
from specialist stallholders, from the carnivorous Venus fly traps of Wacks
Wicked Plants, to the ornamental grasses of Westshores nursery. Visitors will
also find local crafts and artisan food stalls in the Conservatory.
Isobel Pritchard, marketing & visitor
services manager at Scampston Walled Garden, commented: “Though the temptation
is always to feel a little down as days get shorter and darker, there is still
so much for gardeners to get excited about, and so much that can be done to
keep the garden looking good into the winter.
“We were delighted to have such a great variety of plants on
offer this autumn, mostly from local stallholders and nurseries with some
really unusual plants. Our own plant sales area was also packed with some lovely
perennials and grasses.
“Tickets also included entry into the Walled
Garden and Parkland, offering plenty of inspiration! The naturalistic planting in the Walled Garden has been designed to
last well into autumn, with beautiful burnt oranges and amber tones emerging.”
Delicious lunches and home-made cream teas were available in the Walled Garden Café.