Make the most of your day out with us!
We can’t wait to welcome you to the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair.
Planning your day in advance will help you see everything you want to see, and get the best experience. We’ve pulled together some of the essentials to help you.
We’ve been thrilled at the response to the all-new Autumn Fair and tickets are selling fast. To avoid disappointment, visitors are advised to book in advance as sold out days will not have availability on the door.
Book tickets in advance:
Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Friday and Saturday tickets are now sold out.
If you have booked tickets but need them re-issued, click here to log into your See Tickets account where you will be able to view and print your tickets, or bring as digital tickets on your smart phone. (Ticket booking reference required)
Plan your travel
The postcode for your satnav is CB11 4UH. Please follow the event signage upon the approach to Audley End House and Gardens. Please note that parking for the event will be in the event field and NOT in the usual Audley End car park.
There are temporary traffic lights on the bridge in front of the house (Spring Hill) from the B1383, as a result of a recent accident in the locality, so please allow up to an hour to access the venue if travelling by car.
To aid smooth car parking please have your show ticket, car parking pass or English Heritage membership card/sticker on your dashboard so that our car parking team can easily view and direct traffic to the correct locations.
You can now pre-book parking at the Fair, £5 for the day. You can add parking to your order along with your ticket, or, add parking to your existing booking. The car park will be open from 9am to 6pm. We strongly recommend pre-booking parking to avoid delays on the day.
To add parking to your existing booking, CLICK HERE, log in with your email address and booking reference, click ‘add tickets to order,’ enter the code ‘carpark,’ and complete your booking.
Parking is free for English Heritage Members, simply show your valid Membership card/Sticker at the gate for entry.
Parking includes motorbikes and cars.
Check out the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage timetable:
Make a note of which sessions you want to see, so you don’t miss a thing!
See the timetable, including sessions hosted by Stage sponsor Regent Seven Seas Cruises about Plants of the World, here >
Dress for the weather:
The Autumn Fair will take place outside at Audley End House & Gardens. Please check the weather before you travel and make sure to bring water and suitable clothing. Click here to check the weather in Saffron Walden.
Explore Audley End
Don’t forget that your ticket includes access to Audley End House & Gardens. Find out more about what you can discover on your day out here.
FREE Gardeners’ World Guide for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine subscribers
Subscribers to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine have to opportunity to access a voucher from the subscriber-only Premium area of gardenersworld.com, to exchange at the Fair for a free ‘Your Garden from Seed’ Guide, worth £7.99. Find out more here.
FREE BBC Magazine for English Heritage Members
Take your voucher (received with your tickets) to exchange at the Info Point for a BBC Magazine.
Pick up two double-packs of seeds, for FREE, at the Fair, with thanks to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. (Subject to availability)
Help with your shopping
Take advantage of the Plant Crèche run by Perennial Inline to look after your shopping during your visit. Please do bring a bag (or two) to minimise the need for new ones.
Plant Expert Tours
These are now all sold out – if you have tour tickets, please leave around 10 minutes to walk from the main Fair to the Tour meeting point at the Cart Yard Cafe, by the Organic Kitchen Gardens.
Capability Brown Tours
Join an informative tour with an in-character Capability Brown actor, of the wonderful landscape at Audley End. Simply speak to the Information Point, where the tours start from, to book your place (first come first served).
Food and drink
Build a picnic from the independent Street Food vendors and delicious artisan food and drink from the BBC Good Food Market, then wash it down with a tipple from one of the three alfresco bars.
Frequently asked questions
See you there!
The BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair team