JUST down the A6 past Bedford is Wrest Park, a glorious stately home and gardens which you’ll be hearing much more about soon.
But this weekend on May 28, 29 and 30, there’s an enormous garden show with over 100 exhibitors.
The Wrest Park Garden Show is open 10am-5.30pm each day and the (not inconsiderable) admission price of £6.50/5.50/4.50 includes access to the vast gardens. English Heritage members get in half price and under 5s go free.
Find out more via www.romorexhibitions.co.uk
NGS openings this Bank Holiday weekend
SEVERAL gardens are open for the National Gardens Scheme in Northamptonshire this weekend.
Sunday May 29, 2-6pm. Charlton Gardens, Banbury, Northamptonshire, OX17 3DR. Teas and plants for sale.
Sunday May 29, 2-5.30. Turweston Gardens, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13 5JY, open. Teas and plants for sale.
Four large and lovely gardens are open.
Sunday and Monday, May 29-30, 2-6pm, Tile House Farm, Finmere, Northamptonshire, MK18 4AS
This is the ‘home’ garden of Tile House Plants. Lovely teas and plants for sale.
Monday, May 30, between 11am-5pm, you can see a new addition to the NGS calendar. Foxtail Lilly, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4BP, which has teas available. Featured in the gardening press.
Finally, how about Titchmarsh House, Northamptonshire, NN14 3DA which will be open on Monday, May 30, 2-6pm.
This is the home of Sir Ewan and Lady Harpur, and is a 4.5 acre plot developed over almost 40 years. Enjoy!