The home and garden show RETURNS to Holdenby House in Northampton

You will be able to browse all sorts of lifestyle products such as furniture, homeware, crafts, gifts, jewellery, clothing, artwork and children's toys

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 1:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 1:02 pm

The Home and Garden show will be returning to Holdenby House for the second time, following the success of their last event nearly two years ago.

The show will take place from 10am-5pm on Sunday May 29 through to May 31. It will be held in open marquees around the historic gardens and provides the opportunity for people to buy from specialists in home, garden and food produce.

Show organiser, Cliff Bloomfield, said: “Battenburg Events are really excited to be organising the Holdenby Home & Garden Fair. This will be our first event in 18 months, having had to cancel all of last year’s events, some at short notice.

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"It has been a surreal experience, almost like waking up from a long slumber, making contact with our traders and contractors most of whom have also done no work. Everybody is excited to meet up with our customers particularly at such a lovely venue as Holdenby.”

There will be a 'gardening question time' with Holdenby House's head gardener, Matt Hughes, BBC Northampton's gardening expert, Johnnie Amos, and historic gardener, Michael Brown. This will offer visitors the opportunity to bring along plant cuttings for identification and ask for advice to improve poor growth.

The Cookery Theatre will be featuring local chefs with cooking tips and recipes, which provides a delicious opportunity for visitors to ask questions and learn from the experts.

The Fine Food marquee will feature specialist suppliers offering scrumptious foods with an emphasis on quality of taste and using fine ingredients both local and from further afield.

There will additionally be a craft marquee where artisans will showcase their special skills with the chance to purchase their products.

Head gardener at Holdenby House, Matt Hughes, will host guided tours of the grade I gardens including the Elizabethan garden and kitchen garden. Visitors will be able to venture futher into the grounds, exploring wonders such as The Cruck Cottage and Basecourt Arches.

Catering will be available all day from 'Connie's' caravan and various other selected caterers, who will be providing light lunches, afternoon teas and homemade cakes. Healy's bar will also be open for alcoholic beverages.

Icarus Falconry will be giving a full flying display every afternoon for local bird enthusiasts.

Lockdown restrictions, however, mean that the inside of the historic Holdenby House will not be open to visitors for viewing.

The ticket price, including the gardens and grounds, are £8.50 for adults, £7.50 for concessions (60+ years) and accompanied children are free of charge.

Visit the Holdenby House website for more information about the house and the gardens and, for advance discounted tickets, visit https://www.battenburgevents.co.uk/page/holdenby-home-garden-show.