Discover everything included in your Autumn Fair ticket!

One ticket, a Fair-load of inspiration

In this helpful guide you can uncover all the garden inspiration to be had with a ticket to the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair.

Three drop-in stages

You don’t have to book, just drop in to hear from the experts at these stages during your visit:

  • BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage – Frances Tophill, Arit Anderson, and Adam Frost will take centre stage at the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine stage with the magazine’s insightful editorial team, offering a wealth of valuable tips and tricks. 
  • Let’s Grow Stage – Eager to cultivate your own garden haven or just starting to sow seeds? Head over to the Let’s Grow stage for a bushel of grow-your-own inspiration and top tips from a variety of experts.
  • In Conversation talks – Enjoy the intimate discussions in the Parterre Gardens, with ‘In Conversation’ talks throughout the day, hosted by TV presenter Chris Bavin.
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Drop-in tours & workshops

There’s plenty at the Fair to jump in to without reservations!

  • Capability Brown Landscape Tours – Have you ever contemplated a journey back to the 1760s? Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown can transport you there with an insightful tour of the grounds and its architecture. Reserve your spot on the day from the Customer Service desk.
  • Dahlia Workshops – If the art of creating a flower bouquet intrigues you, here’s your chance to delve into it with dahlia workshops from Kim O’Brien. Head over the stand on the day to confirm your space.
  • Sow Along – Looking to learn? Head to the Beautiful Borders for a daily sow-along at Cara, with seeds provided by Mr Fothergills – check the board by the Borders for timings.
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Explore all of Audley End

Not only does your ticket give you access to the Autumn Fair, but also the chance to the spacious grounds and estate of one of England’s grandest mansions, Audley End House & Gardens!

  • Audley End House – Whether you’re exploring the servant’s wing, state rooms, stables, kitchen garden or beautiful grounds, you’ll discover what life was like at a Victorian country house.
  • The Gardens and Grounds – Take your four-legged friends on a walk around the impressive grounds, where you can find English Heritage gardens team and volunteers out and about to share growing tips and talk to visitors about the plants found in the gardens.
  • Audley End’s cafes – Top up your energy and head to the Servant’s Hall Tea Room with its locally sourced delicious hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks. Or grab a light refreshment at the Cart Yard Café, handily located next to Children’s Play Area so you can enjoy a coffee while the kids play.
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Enjoy live entertainment throughout your visit, with you’ll find toe-tapping tunes from the Bandstand. From soulful songs thanks to Jocee Duo to shanty covers from Shanty Buoys, and contemporary choir songs from Rock Choir (Sat/Sun), there’s something for everyone’s taste.

Plus more to explore with:

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Some of the best ticket rates

Choose the tickets that best suits your group, with options including:

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Dogs welcome

No need to leave furry friends behind – dogs on leads are welcome to the outside areas of the Fair! 

They’ll love the wide open parkland of Audley End, so make time to explore the Capability Brown landscape with them during your visit. 

With the exception of Guide and Assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted inside Audley End House.

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Garden inspiration

Looking to be inspired for your own plot? Autumn Fair has it all for you to explore!

  • Beautiful Borders – space-savvy ideas to make the most of your garden, designed by a bumper crop of garden designers
  • Showcase Gardens – find inspiration for a productive garden throughout the colder months
  • APL Skills competition – new for 2023, two landscaping groups will be invited to compete in this year’s Association of Professional Landscapers’ (APL) competition at the Autumn Fair.
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English Heritage member perks

If you’re an English Heritage member, don’t miss out on your perks:

  • FREE parking (book at the same time as tickets)
  • Voucher for a free BBC Magazine
  • Flexible entry time

Find out more here >

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So, what will you do first?

Your ticket to BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair gives you access to a bumper crop of gardens, experts, fun activities, and inspiration. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just someone who loves soaking up the change in seasons, the Fair has something for everyone.
Get ready to learn, explore, and have fun alongside fellow nature lovers at the Fair – the ultimate celebration of all things autumnal!

New year, new garden, new trends!

We’re through the garden gate into 2023, with a host of gardening trends blooming throughout the country. From house plants reaching dizzying heights of popularity, to the colour of the year ‘Viva Magenta’, read on for our full list of trends.

To get up close and personal with fresh garden inspiration, new plants, the latest gardening kit and more, join us in 2023.

Colour of the Year 2023

Hand-picked by Pantone, the colour of the year has been named as ‘Viva Magenta. 

Pantone describe the colour as ‘brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.’

Discover a world of colour and scent in the stunning Floral Marquee,  bursting with award-winning nurseries and display.

Sustainable gardening

Whilst your garden might seem to already be very green, it can always be greener!

Discover ways you can make gardening more sustainable, like upcycling common items to make stylish features. What was a pallet, hessian bags, bits of pipe, and tin cans, could become a planter, grow bags, water features, and wildlife habitats.

Be inspired by the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine editorial team as they’re joined by experts to give tips and advice.

Grow your own food

Looking to go from soil to supper this year? Get brilliant advice from the National Allotment Society at the event.

Peat-free gardening

Learn about the latest peat-free compost from exhibitors who can offer face-to-face advice.

Indoor gardening

Foliage doesn’t just belong outside – bring nature indoors and be inspired by the Houseplant Hub.

Mindful gardening

Beautiful Borders returns with this year’s theme ‘My Garden Escape’ to give you space savvy ideas.

Gardening on a budget

Discover different ways you can let your garden bloom under a tighter budget, with advice from expert gardeners.

Fermented foods

Visit the BBC Good Food Summer Show (with free entry with your ticket!) and discover the latest foodie trends.

Feeling inspired? Find out what else is happening at BBC Gardeners’ World Live this June!