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Fall into Autumn at BBC Gardeners' World Autumn Fair

1 – 3 September | Audley End Estate | 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.

For a limited time only claim your 10% discount off tickets using VS10. Offer ends 28 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?

Ticket Prices*

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

For full details of ticket pricing, including Gardeners’ World Magazine Subscriber rates, click here.

For Expert Beginner Curious Young Seasoned All Gardeners

Seasonal gardening expertise

Gardeners' World Live Stage

Gardening advice will be in abundance at the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage, hosted by the magazine’s editors and David Hurrion.

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

The Let's Grow Stage

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 conundrums, squirrel shenanigans and plant problems.

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

Use code VS10 10% off tickets* before 28 August.

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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.

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 your tickets. Please clearly display your parking pass on your dashboard in advance of arriving at the entrance to the Fair so that the parking team can easily view and direct traffic to the correct locations.

Car parking is £5

There is no charge for English Heritage Members to park, but Members should still secure a FREE parking pass 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 Ticket, for entry to the Car park.

Yes, dogs are permitted in the outside areas of the Autumn Fair but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Please note, dogs are NOT permitted inside Audley End House.

Don't delay - claim your 10%* saving today

For a limited time only we’re offering 10% off BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair tickets – simply use code VS10 before 28 August.

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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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The Gardeners’ World logo is a trademark of the BBC. © BBC. Organised and presented by Immediate Live (the trading name of River Street Events Ltd and Upper Street Events Ltd). The Good Food trade mark is used under license from Immediate Media Company London Limited.

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Last chance for 20% off tickets! Ends midnight tonight!

Standard tickets, ends midnight tonight!
Use code LIVE20 (ts & cs apply)