Country crafts and garden fair at Wyken Hall
PUBLISHED: 12:46 07 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:46 07 April 2015
If you enjoy gardens and genuine hand-made crafts there's an event for you on Sunday, April 26, 10am-5pm, at Wyken Hall, Stanton - the annual plant and crafts fair, in aid of Stanton Woodland and Wildlife Action Group.
You’ll find an eclectic mix of growers, artists and artisans, happily showing their plants, artworks and crafts, including stunning architectural metalwork throughout the garden from Designs In Metal from Stowlangtoft, woodworkers and leather-workers, and the more homely crafts of stitch-work, crochet and ceramics.
Plant nurseries will be attending from across Suffolk and Norfolk, with a great range of plants including herbs, unusual trees for the garden, cottage garden plants, fruit varieties, and flowering shrubs. Herbaceous perennials in particular will be in flower, and the growers will be on hand to give plenty of advice and tips. Among them will be garden designers and specialists with Royal Horticultural Society experience, including Hedgehog Gardens from Market Weston, Perfect Perennials from Earl Stonham, and Collins of Bacton.
The beautiful gardens surrounding the hall certainly make the visit worthwhile, all included in the admission price of just £2. The gardens offer topiary, woodland walks, herbaceous borders, lawns and vegetable plots, and peacocks and ornamental hens among the orchard trees. Many spring bulbs will be at their best, plus spring flowering shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Wyken Hall is the home of Sir Kenneth and Lady Carla Carlisle. Sir Kenneth is a well known supporter of wildlife and conservation, and a keen botanist and plantsman. He will be giving a guided tour during the day. Refreshments, live music in the garden, cafe and The Leaping Hare restaurant, Country Store all available.
Wyken Hall and Vineyards (IP31 2DW) is signposted off the A143 between Bury St. Edmunds and Diss. Free parking and level access throughout.