Scampston Autumn Plant Fair proves a huge success
Date posted: 26 September 2016
Scampston's bi-annual Plant Fair took place on Sunday 25th September, welcoming green fingers from across Ryedale!

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.