Put the fun into gardening with Dudmaston's Spring Gardening Fair

20th May 2014

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be hosting their inaugural Spring Gardening fair this weekend, whilst also supporting the work of the National Gardens Scheme.

The property, situated approximately 3 miles outside of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, will have lots of gardening themed activities to keep everyone entertained; beginning on Saturday, 24 May 2014, when all admission fees to the property will be donated to the National Gardens Scheme and, although the Hall will not be open, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the private areas of the garden cared for by Mark Hamilton-Russell and his family.

The festivities will continue for 3 days and visitors will be able to find out answers to their gardening questions and take part in lots of gardening fun; including challenging our gardener by planting pumpkin seeds to see who can grow the largest pumpkin to enter into the property’s Produce Show later in the year. There will also be the opportunity to join Outback2basics creating bug houses and building a giant bug and visitors will be able to browse the various garden themed stall holders, taking home something for their own gardens to remember their day.

Visitor Experience and Conservation Manager, Tessa Lovell said “there is lots for visitors to get involved with over this 3 day weekend; with trails for the children; demonstrations and of course our Scarecrow competition, where visitors will be asked to judge the creations of both staff and the local Quatt community, allowing our current Scarecrow in the Kitchen Garden to have a well earned rest. The gardens are spectacular at the moment and the added bonus of being able to explore the family’s side of the garden on Saturday will adds an extra dimension to our visitor’s day with us. We are looking forward to welcoming all our visitors and do hope that everyone enjoys their visit.”