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Fall into Autumn at BBC Gardeners' World Autumn Fair

1 – 3 September | Audley End House & Garden | Saffron Walden, Essex

Following a sell out event in 2022, the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair will return to Audley End in September.

Get hands on in workshops, explore the gardens, enjoy live entertainment, and buy food and drink at the BBC Good Food Market. Tickets include full access to Audley End House and Gardens.

There’s a limited time for Gardeners’ World Magazine Subscribers to claim 15% off standard tickets. Use your subscriber number to claim, and get your Subscriber Club Lounge access voucher, for you and up to three friends, to use at the Fair. Offer ends 31 August.**

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A gardeners' haven in a beautiful English Heritage estate

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As well as taking in all that Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair has to offer, your ticket allows you to enjoy a day out exploring the spacious grounds and estate of one of England’s grandest mansions, Audley End.

Explore an iconic British venue

Tour the Kitchen Gardens

Audley End’s walled kitchen garden is not to be missed, running entirely on organic principles and including grape vines in the glasshouses and an array of produce.

Meet the Gardeners

The English Heritage gardens team and volunteers will be out and about sharing growing tips and talking to visitors about the plants found in the gardens.

Explore Audley End House

Take time to wander through the impressive great hall, magnificent state apartments, intimate dressing rooms and 18th century gothic-style chapel. And don’t forget to take a look at the Braybrooke’s unique natural history collection.

Fun for all the family

Explore life below stairs in Audley End House’s service wing, meet the horses in the stable yard and run around in the children’s play area. Four-legged friends on leads are welcome, with spacious grounds perfect for a dog walk.

Plan your fun-packed day out

With a huge range of activities and spectacles on offer throughout the day, what will you choose to do?

Advance Ticket Prices*

Standard advance

*Advance pricing – prices increase on the door. Book today to avoid disappointment. 

For full details of ticket pricing, including on the day prices and Gardeners’ World Magazine Subscriber rates, click here.

Parking Passes cost £5 in advance (£7 on the day) with free Parking Passes for Blue Badge Holders and English Heritage Members

**Subscriber ticket offer applies to standard adult/concession entry tickets. Does not apply to 1.30pm entry, English Heritage Member tickets, added extras or with any other offer. Transaction fee applies. Details correct at time of print. Ends 23:59pm on 31/08/2023.

For Expert Beginner Curious Young Seasoned All Gardeners

Seasonal gardening expertise

Gardeners' World Magazine Stage

Gardening advice will be in abundance at the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage, hosted by the editors and David Hurrion with special guests including Gardeners’ World presenters:

  • Friday: Frances Tophill
  • Saturday: Arit Anderson
  • Sunday: Adam Frost

The Let's Grow talks area

An ode to all things home-grown, located by Lucy Chamberlain’s Showcase Garden, drop by the stage to soak up a bushel of autumnal know-how to make sure your plot keeps producing in the autumn months.

Meet the Experts

All your favourite gardening gurus are ready to help with your Autumn gardening tips and advice, to help you get your garden ready for the season ahead.

Fun for all the family

The Autumn Fair is perfect for families looking to create lasting memories together at the end of the holiday. 

Discover everything on offer for families here

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Frequently Asked Questions

1 – 3 September 2023

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am – 5pm

When booking you will need to select either a 10am, 12pm or 1.30pm entry time. You can arrive at any time from the selected time. Ticket offers do not apply to 1.30pm entry tickets.

Every car parked at the event needs an official Parking Pass. The Car Park will be open from 9am to 6pm.

Parking should be booked in advance, at the same time as tickets. Clearly display your parking pass on your dashboard before arriving at the car park so that the parking team can easily view and direct your to the correct location.

Car parking is £5 in advance (£7 on the day)

There is no charge for English Heritage Members to park, but Members should still secure a FREE Parking Pass (if required) at the same time as booking tickets. Please display it clearly on your dashboard prior to arrival alongside your Member card.

Find out more about Parking Passes here >

Add a Parking Pass to an existing booking here >

Any visitor who is registered disabled is able to book a free ticket for a carer to accompany them to the Fair.

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Yes. English Heritage members will be asked to present their Membership card on entry, along with their ticket, to validate the membership rate. Your membership must be active. 

You will need to display your Member card or Car Sticker clearly alongside your Member Parking Pass, for entry to the Car park.

Discounts do not apply to English Heritage Member tickets.

Yes, dogs are permitted in the outside areas of the Autumn Fair but must be kept on a lead at all times. With the exception of Guide and Assistance Dogs, dogs are not permitted inside Audley End House.

Don't delay - claim your Subscriber saving today

As a Subscriber, you can claim 15% off tickets to the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair 2023 – simply book with your unique Subscriber number before midnight on 31 August.**

(Excludes 1.30pm entry, English Heritage Member Tickets, added extras and not valid with any other offer. Transaction fee applies)

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Treat your tastebuds

After a long day of absorbing gardening know-how and exploring the beautiful grounds, relax with some delicious street food or visit the BBC Good Food Market to pick up some tasty treats.

Don't miss out - get your tickets today for the Autumn fair

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