Formal Bedding in a Dry Future
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Formal Bedding in a Dry Future This year’s theme for the Beautiful Borders was DOWN YOUR WAY. Find out more about Emma Peirce and Felicity Gray’s Beautiful Borders below. This border was awarded a gold merit. /*! elementor - v3.8.1 - 13-11-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Designed by: Emma Peirce and Felicity Gray (Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme Trainees, Audley End) A visitor to Audley End’s Jacobean-style parterre is likely to be inspired by the colourful and vibrant, Victorian formal bedding.  This border was designed to show how the same effect can be evoked in a small space, without the use of annuals or the need for frequent watering, in what is becoming an increasingly dry climate.Illustration by Katie Meyler /*! elementor - v3.8.1 - 13-11-2022 */ .elementor-widget-divider{--divider-border-style:none;--divider-border-width:1px;--divider-color:#2c2c2c;--divider-icon-size:20px;--divider-element-spacing:10px;--divider-pattern-height:24px;--divider-pattern-size:20px;--divider-pattern-url:none;--divider-pattern-repeat:repeat-x}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{font-size:15px;line-height:1;max-width:95%}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__element{margin:0 var(--divider-element-spacing);-ms-flex-negative:0;flex-shrink:0}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-icon{font-size:var(--divider-icon-size)}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider-separator{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin:0;direction:ltr}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator{-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:before{display:block;content:"";border-bottom:0;-webkit-box-flex:1;-ms-flex-positive:1;flex-grow:1;border-top:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:first-of-type{-webkit-box-flex:0;-ms-flex-positive:0;flex-grow:0;-ms-flex-negative:100;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider-separator:before{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider__element{margin-left:0}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:last-of-type{-webkit-box-flex:0;-ms-flex-positive:0;flex-grow:0;-ms-flex-negative:100;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider-separator:after{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider__element{margin-right:0}.elementor-widget-divider:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text):not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon) .elementor-divider-separator{border-top:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern{--divider-border-style:none}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern.elementor-widget-divider--view-line .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not([class*=elementor-widget-divider--view]) .elementor-divider-separator{width:100%;min-height:var(--divider-pattern-height);-webkit-mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;-webkit-mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);background-color:var(--divider-color);-webkit-mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url);mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url)}.elementor-widget-divider--no-spacing{--divider-pattern-size:auto}.elementor-widget-divider--bg-round{--divider-pattern-repeat:round}.rtl .elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{direction:rtl}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-divider,.e-con>.elementor-widget-divider{width:var(--container-widget-width,100%)} With thanks to garden product suppliers /*! 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We’re all Cuckoo here
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We're all Cuckoo here This year’s theme for the Beautiful Borders was DOWN YOUR WAY. Find out more about Shona Lockheart’s Beautiful Border below. This border was awarded Best Beautiful Border. Designed by: Shona Lockheart This border was inspired by an old farm in Colchester, which has been converted into studios for artists in which Shona took residency after she graduated. The beauty of this location lies in the repurposed buildings, but the essence of the original still being present. Remnants of its previous life are all around the farm, with the ever-encroaching nature slowly claiming it. Shona will recreate this feeling in her border, with reference to the previous use of design, while harmonising with the needs of functionality now. With thanks to garden product suppliers
The Best of Both Worlds
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The Best of Both Worlds This year’s theme for the Beautiful Borders was DOWN YOUR WAY. Find out more about Catherine McCarthy’s Beautiful Border below. This border was awarded a silver merit. Designed by: Catherine McCarthy This border was inspired by having the best of both a quintessentially English market town and the British countryside within less than five minutes from each other. In less than five minutes, it’s wonderful to find yourself surrounded by fields, hedgerow foraging and dog walking territory, where new edibles can be discovered every season.In equal measure, the namesake fresh produce market, unique independent businesses and historical skyline makes up the ‘town’. Visitors were able to explore this autumnal border, bursting with a seasonal colour palette, locally found edibles and a transition from the wild informal planting of the ‘countryside’, to a bolder more planting of the ‘town.’ With thanks to garden product suppliers
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage
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BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Stage Gardening advice was in abundance at the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage, hosted by the editors of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine.With daily talks from the editors, plus special guests each day, visitors came away with practical tips, topical advice, and the ultimate growing guide to get the best out of their garden. BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Stage Timetable /*! elementor - v3.8.1 - 13-11-2022 */ .elementor-toggle{text-align:left}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title{font-weight:700;line-height:1;margin:0;padding:15px;border-bottom:1px solid #d4d4d4;cursor:pointer;outline:none}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title .elementor-toggle-icon{display:inline-block;width:1em}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title .elementor-toggle-icon svg{-webkit-margin-start:-5px;margin-inline-start:-5px;width:1em;height:1em}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title .elementor-toggle-icon.elementor-toggle-icon-right{float:right;text-align:right}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title .elementor-toggle-icon.elementor-toggle-icon-left{float:left;text-align:left}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title .elementor-toggle-icon .elementor-toggle-icon-closed{display:block}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title .elementor-toggle-icon .elementor-toggle-icon-opened{display:none}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title.elementor-active{border-bottom:none}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title.elementor-active .elementor-toggle-icon-closed{display:none}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title.elementor-active .elementor-toggle-icon-opened{display:block}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-content{padding:15px;border-bottom:1px solid #d4d4d4;display:none}@media (max-width:767px){.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-title{padding:12px}.elementor-toggle .elementor-tab-content{padding:12px 10px}}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-toggle,.e-con>.elementor-widget-toggle{width:var(--container-widget-width,100%)} Friday 2 September 11.00am Plant Specialist Session with Chris Collins, Garden Organic and David Hurrion12.00pm Grow your own food with Adam Frost and Lucy Hall1.00pm Plants of the World with David Hurrion and Regent Seven Seas Cruises2.00pm Small space solutions with Adam Frost and Lucy Hall3.00pm David Hurrion and Andrew Luke, English Heritage4.00pm Natural gardening with Adam Frost and Lucy Hall Saturday 3 September 11.00am Plant Specialist Session, The Copper Cacti with David Hurrion with David Hurrion12.00pm Grow your own food with Arit Anderson and Emma Crawforth1.00pm Plants of the World with David Hurrion and Regent Seven Seas Cruises2.00pm Small space solutions with Arit Anderson and Emma Crawforth3.00pm David Hurrion and Gemma Sturgess & Kelly Fowler, English Heritage4.00pm Natural gardening with Arit Anderson and Emma Crawforth Sunday 4 September 11.00am Plant Specialist Session, Mandy Plants, with David Hurrion12.00pm Grow your own food with Joe Swift and Kevin Smith1.00pm Plants of the World with David Hurrion and Regent Seven Seas Cruises2.00pm Small space solutions with Joe Swift and Kevin Smith3.00pm David Hurrion & Philip Oostenbrink, English Heritage4.00pm Natural gardening with Joe Swift and Kevin Smith Meet the Experts Adam Frost  Arit Anderson Joe Swift Lucy Hall Kevin Smith Emma Crawforth David Hurrion The BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Stage is sponsored by Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises® is a proud sponsor of the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage at the Spring Fair this year. Carrying no more than 732 guests, the line’s spacious and stylish ships explore more than 450 immersive destinations. With over 450 ports of call comes a plethora of species of plants ready to be discovered. Inviting us on a trip across the globe, Regent will be on stage every day talking about all things plants, travel, and inspiring destinations. Discover their many marvelous destinations here: https://www.rssc.com/ Explore what else was on… Explore the Beautiful Borders and discover garden inspiration 'In conversation' talks with your favourite gardeners
In conversation with
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In conversation with Hosted daily by the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine editors, these ‘In Conversation’ style talks took place in the stunning Parterre Gardens at Audley End. A totally unique experience, visitors were surrounded by the changing colours the autumnal season whilst enjoying the dulcet tones of Adam Frost (Friday), Arit Anderson (Saturday), and Joe Swift (Sunday).  Timetable: Friday 2 September 11.00am Adam Frost and Lucy Hall2.00pm David Hurrion and Chris Collins, Garden Organic3.00pm Adam Frost and Lucy Hall4.00pm David Hurrion and John Watkins, English Heritage Saturday 3 September 11.00am Arit Anderson and Emma Crawforth2.00pm David Hurrion and the Caley Brothers3.00pm Arit Anderson and Emma Crawforth4.00pm David Hurrion and Philip Oostenbrink, English Heritage Sunday 4 September 11.00am Joe Swift and Kevin Smith2.00pm David Hurrion and Emma O’Neill, Garden Organic3.00pm Joe Swift and Kevin Smith4.00pm David Hurrion and Louise Ellis, English Heritage Meet the Experts Adam Frost  Arit Anderson Joe Swift Lucy Hall Kevin Smith Emma Crawforth David Hurrion Explore what else was on… Explore the Beautiful Borders and discover garden inspiration BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Stage - find out who's on when
Beautiful Borders
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Beautiful Borders and small space gardens Small garden, or challenging space? No problem! The theme for BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair 2023 is ‘My Garden Escape’. Be it a quiet oasis or refuge, a place of mindfulness, an area shaped around it’s mental health benefits and sensory aspects, a place for friends and family to gather, to grow edibles for your table, to let your hair down in, or a firework display of exuberance and colour, we can’t wait to see what the Border designers create this year.If you are interested in applying to bring a Beautiful Border to the Show, please email Lucy or fill out the application form here. Find out more about the Beautiful Borders and small space gardens that came to the Fair… Formal Bedding in a Dry Future Designed by: Emma Peirce and Felicity Gray (Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme Trainees, Audley End) Read more Formal Bedding in a Dry Future › Find Out More We’re all Cuckoo here Designed by: Shona Lockheart Read more We’re all Cuckoo here › Find Out More The Best of Both Worlds Designed by: Catherine McCarthy Read more The Best of Both Worlds › Find Out More Aspects of Rock Designed by Val Christman Read more Aspects of Rock › Find Out More With thanks to garden product suppliers What was on in 2022… BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Stage BBC Good Food Market
Plant Expert Tours
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Plant Expert Tour Autumn garden inspiration was in abundance in the Plant Expert Tours at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair. These special half hour tours gave visitors an exclusive viewing of Audley End kitchen gardens, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. What’s more, Lucy Chamberlain and Saul Walker met up with Head Gardener Louise Ellis at Audley End House to discuss the historic and modern-day management of the Kitchen Garden. Watch below to get a sneak preview of the garden! /*! elementor - v3.8.1 - 13-11-2022 */ .elementor-widget-video .elementor-widget-container{overflow:hidden;-webkit-transform:translateZ(0);transform:translateZ(0)}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-open-inline .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;background-size:cover;background-position:50%}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay{cursor:pointer;text-align:center}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay:hover .elementor-custom-embed-play i{opacity:1}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay img{display:block;width:100%}.elementor-widget-video .e-hosted-video .elementor-video{-o-object-fit:cover;object-fit:cover}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-video,.e-con>.elementor-widget-video{width:var(--container-widget-width,100%)} Meet the Plant Experts Saul Walker Saul Walker fell in love with horticulture through his Grandparents passion for visiting historic houses and gardens, and after a brief spell as an Archaeologist, he went to train and work as a Gardener for the National Trust at Antony House in Cornwall. Lucy Chamberlain Lucy was raised at her parents’ market garden in Essex, before venturing to further her horticultural education at Writtle and Wye colleges. With an Honours Degree in plant sciences she then worked at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden (RHS) Wisley. FIND OUT MORE FIND OUT MORE Looking for garden inspiration? Find out what's on at the Autumn Fair Find out about the Oyster Mushroom Workshops at the Fair
Explore Audley End
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Visit Audley Ends attractions and gardens Visitors to the Autumn Fair in 2022 enjoyed a day out exploring the spacious grounds and estate of one of England’s grandest mansions, Audley End.  Whether they explored the servant’s wing, state rooms, stables, kitchen garden or beautiful grounds, there was plenty to discover, to see what life was like at a Victorian country house.  Grounds and Gardens Whether you’re exploring the servant’s wing, state rooms, stables, kitchen garden or beautiful grounds, you’ll discover how a what life was like above and below stairs at a Victorian country house.Wander the glorious state rooms, reflecting the taste of the third Lord Braybrooke, who redecorated many of its rooms in the Jacobean style in the 1820s. Make yourself at home and feel free to play the piano, play with the toys in the nursery or step into Lady Braybrooke’s private apartments, lit for her return from an evening party. Explore the Service Wing including historic kitchens, a dairy and laundry rooms to see what life would have been like for the Victorian servants that worked there. Take a stroll over to the stable yard to meet the horses and find out the story of the estate at work and play.Wander the award-winning gardens, remodelled by Capability Brown. Marvel at the formal, beautifully restored parterre and cloud hedge before admiring the organic kitchen garden. Wander through the acres of parkland to discover the peaceful Elysian Garden, Temple of Concord and memorial to the Second World War Polish resistance soldiers.
BBC Good Food Market
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Be part of the BBC Good Food MarketBringing the flavour of spring to the Show, the BBC Good Food Market offers a tasty mix of artisan food and drink producers. Handpicked for their regional and seasonal prowess, look out for treats that you simply won’t find on the high street, and special show offers too! A full list of tasty exhibitors will be released soon. Want to bring a stand? To find out more about bringing a stand to the Fair, please contact [email protected] or give us a call on 0207 150 5106.
Accessibility
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Accessibility at the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair. To find out more about accessibility at Audley End House & Gardens, please click here. /*! elementor - v3.8.1 - 13-11-2022 */ .elementor-accordion{text-align:left}.elementor-accordion .elementor-accordion-item{border:1px solid #d4d4d4}.elementor-accordion .elementor-accordion-item+.elementor-accordion-item{border-top:none}.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-title{margin:0;padding:15px 20px;font-weight:700;line-height:1;cursor:pointer;outline:none}.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-title .elementor-accordion-icon{display:inline-block;width:1.5em}.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-title .elementor-accordion-icon svg{width:1em;height:1em}.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-title .elementor-accordion-icon.elementor-accordion-icon-right{float:right;text-align:right}.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-title .elementor-accordion-icon.elementor-accordion-icon-left{float:left;text-align:left}.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-title .elementor-accordion-icon .elementor-accordion-icon-closed{display:block}.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-title .elementor-accordion-icon .elementor-accordion-icon-opened,.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-title.elementor-active .elementor-accordion-icon-closed{display:none}.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-title.elementor-active .elementor-accordion-icon-opened{display:block}.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-content{display:none;padding:15px 20px;border-top:1px solid #d4d4d4}@media (max-width:767px){.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-title{padding:12px 15px}.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-title .elementor-accordion-icon{width:1.2em}.elementor-accordion .elementor-tab-content{padding:7px 15px}}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-accordion,.e-con>.elementor-widget-accordion{width:var(--container-widget-width,100%)} Free carer tickets Any visitor who is registered disabled is able to purchase a concessionary ticket plus claim a free ticket for a carer to accompany them to the Fair.  Theatre seats All our stages are drop in, so no booking is required. Medical emergencies In the event of a medical emergency please notify a member of security or any member of the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair team who will be pleased to help you.  Assistance dogs Assistance dogs are welcome and can be used to access all areas of the site.  Wheelchair and scooter hire All mobility aids are now booked. Access Wheelchair Access – Unable to access the first floor in the house without negotiating stairs. Level access to toilets and shop. Restaurants have ramped access to tearooms. Please book in advance for mobility scooter or wheelchair loan. Call 01799 522842 ext 210 to book.Entrance/Set Down – Set down allowed at house for those with limited mobility. Please call to book in advance.Stairs – Ground floor is level. Several bridges either have a step or steep slope. Three steps to self-service café in the Servant’s Hall.Pathways Surface And Gradients – Access to house via loose gravel, tarmac, cobbles and smooth grass. Some gentle undulation. Gardens accessed via tarmac and gravel paths and very smooth grass.Find out more about accessibility at Audley End House & Garden here > Parking The car park will be open from 9am to 6pm.There are 80 parking spaces for Blue Badge parking, free of charge. These can be booked as you are booking your tickets, or can be added to your existing booking.Please clearly display your Blue Badge upon arrival. Visitors will be directed upon arrival to the Blue Badge parking on the hardstanding next to Audley End house. 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. You will not be charged when making this booking. Medical Emergencies In the event of a medical emergency please notify a member of security or any member of the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair team who will be pleased to help you. 
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Aspects of Rock
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Aspects of Rock Awarded Best Small Space Designed by: Val Christmas This small space garden was inspired by Pulhamite, an artificial rock developed by the Pulhams, an eminent landscaping firm of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.In this small space garden, the rock features that were created in timely gardens such as Audley End were reflected. These rock features were created not only for aesthetic reasons but also to provide more natural environments to display plants collected from around the world by plant hunters.  With thanks to garden product suppliers