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British Red Cross Great Spring Garden Event

Wednesday 27 April sees the return of the well-respected British Red Cross Great Spring Garden Event, now in its 19th year. To be hosted at Newport House in Almeley, north Herefordshire this unique event will offer a rare opportunity to see this beautiful 20 acre garden setting, not normally open to the public.  TeamESL are delighted to be supporting this event and please do come along and pick up your free copy of our Ultimate Herefordshire Guide from our stand.

The event itself will have an exciting variety of over 60 exhibitors ranging from specialist garden supplies, including The Cottage Herbery and Cotswold Garden Flowers to gifts from the country, homeware and lots of artisan food stalls.

There will be refreshments available in the catering marquee courtesy of local bakery and café Sally’s Pantry and also food and drinks in the café close to the house are being served throughout the day.

Newport House is famously thought to have once been the home of the Lollard martyr Sir John Oldcastle (1370-1417), who was the model for Shakespeare’s Falstaff and is now owned by David and Jenny Crichton Watt. The gardens are beautifully maintained and include woodland and a lake. The walled kitchen garden is a sight not to be missed!

Open from 10:30am – 4:30pm, this is an event where over 1500 people are expected to flock in the heart of beautiful Herefordshire countryside, so why not pop along and enjoy the breath-taking views as well as the chance to pick up some unusual plants and artisan effects.