THE annual spring plant fair at Newby Hall will see garden nurseries from across the North of England displaying a wide range of shrubs and blooms.

The event at the hall, near Boroughbridge, is an opportunity for gardening fans to get advice from experts who will be exhibiting at the fair on Sunday, May 10.

Lucinda Compton, whose family owns the hall, is president of the North of England Horticultural Society. Lucinda curates the gardens and she considers the plant fair one of the highlights of Newby’s event calendar.

She said: “The spring plant fair, which has been running for more than 20 years, is an event we all look forward to. The gardens at Newby are known for their wonderful selection of rare plants and shrubs, so we invite top quality nurseries with specialist and unusual plants.”

The day will be rounded off with afternoon teas provided by the Yorkshire Party Company.

This spring also sees the re-launch of the plant nursery, where all of the profits will be reinvested into the nursery, award-winning gardens and the preservation of the historic orchard. The hall is open from 10am to 4pm; admission is £10 for adults, seniors £9, and children £8. The admission price includes entry to the gardens.