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Flower Power Fairs will be making its first visit to East Yorkshire on Sunday 10 August with a plant fair held within the historic Walled Garden at Dalton Hall, South Dalton.

The garden is rarely open to the public and this will be the only opportunity to visit the Walled Garden this year.

Flower Power Fairs, established over the past 7 years, and acknowledged as bringing together a

superb collection of top plant specialists, nurseries and growers to the fairs, will be bringing her magic to this newly restored and on-going restoration of the Walled Garden at Dalton Hall. “All the nurseries grow their own plants and bring you a huge diversity of plants, always of the best quality and I hand pick each participant for their high standards, selection of plants on sale and presentation.” Says organiser, Judy Popley. As last year Flower Power is promoting bee, butterfly and insect friendly plants as well as encouraging gardeners to Buy British, Buy Local. “We need to support these local nurseries or we shall lose them and we need to look after our flora and fauna.”

William and Katrina Hotham began the restoration of the Walled Garden area some three years ago with repointing and repairing the walls which were in poor condition. Realising the immense cost of this work, the family decided that the Walled Garden should be opened for weddings and other events. A newly created woodland walk and the reinstated key-hole garden entrance was next followed by the planting of a hornbeam hedge to enclose the new area. They then totally re-landscaped the exterior areas with newly planted apple orchards to coexist with the fully mature apple orchards around the corner. Apples, plums and cherries have also been replanted.

New head gardener. Pawel Malyszek, arrived at Christmas bringing vast knowledge and energy to the project. Within the Walled Garden they have laid a new terrace and reinstated paths around the perimeter. The wide herbaceous border has been replanted and a sea of red roses with nepata below now borders the new path. To give some breathing space to the project they have sowed large areas of annual/biennial/perennial wildflowers, 20 of which are on the RHS Perfect for Pollinators list.

So why not come along and see the progress so far?

Entry to the fair, Walled garden and grounds is £3.50 and parking is free. Refreshments are available and

DALTON HALL AUGUST PLANT FAIR

South Dalton, nr Beverley HU17 7PW

SUNDAY 10 AUGUST 11am-4pm

Entry to the Gardens, grounds and Plant Fair is £3.50 (children under 15 free) No dogs please.

For more information on Dalton Hall, visit www.daltonestate.co.uk
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