We know many of our visitors are keen gardeners who love coming to Raby Castle to wander through the Walled Gardens to watch their colours change through Spring, Summer and early Autumn so we are always pleased when we have the opportunity to host extra events for plant and garden lovers. We have two fantastic events planned for each of the May Bank Holiday weekends.
On Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May we will be hosting the annual Orchid Show once again with fabulous displays of Orchids including many exotic and rare species.
We will be welcoming back the North East of England and Darlington Orchid Societies who always present some spectacular exhibits. They will be joined by orchid growers and sellers from all over the country who will gather to showcase some of the most beautiful and dramatic varieties of plants available.
There will be plenty of opportunity to meet the experts, ask questions and buy your own specimens to nurture at home.
Later in the month (27th May) we will be welcoming back Flower Power Fairs who will bring a huge variety of plant and gift stalls to the Walled Gardens for visitors to browse. Many of the North East’s best growers and plant specialists will be on hand to give gardening advice and sell an interesting selection of plants, accessories and gifts. Come along for inspiration for your own garden at home and enjoy looking at our rose garden, fruit garden and herbaceous borders as they burst into life ready for Summer.
The Orchid Show will be held in the Walled Gardens on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May from 11am to 5pm. A Park and Gardens ticket is required which can be purchased on the day or in advance online.
The Plant Fair is open 11am – 4pm on Sunday 27th May. As well as plants there will be gifts, jewellery, furniture and other items for sale. A ticket is required for the gardens to attend the plant fair which will be held in the Walled Gardens. Tickets can be purchased on the day or in advance online.