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Thornton Hall Gardens 2021

Thornton Hall Gardens (2 miles west of Darlington, DL2 2NB), are open on the following dates. Entry is £7.50. Catering available.  Plants for sale. Supporting Great North Air Ambulance and the Sick Children’s Trust. All dates 10 am to 4 pm. 31 May (including...

Jonathan Moseley Cards

Jonathan has released a new range of over 50 different designs of floral greetings cards. Order direct from the website – www.jonathan-moseley.com/exclusive-floral-geeting-card-collection Available in sets of 15, to 50.

RHS Gardening for Wildlife

Wildlife for Gardens is back for 2021 and the focus this time is on Beetles! There are over 4,000 species of beetle in the UK and they play a vital role in any wildlife garden.  Head to the Wild About Gardens website to find activities, advice and the chance to win...

USHAW – outdoor areas opening 29 March

Easter Trail – Trail decorated with eggs, dragonflies, chicks, bunting etc. Architecture Tours – Over the Easter weekend – max of 5 in group – for tickets see website International Garden Photographer of the Year – from 1st April the...


The NGS ‘yellow book’ 2021 is now available to order from the NGS website, £13.99.  Details of garden openings are also available from the website


From 29th March the visitor centre, toilets and gardens will be open. April – Ushaw will be hosting the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition in the grounds. Further information on the website.

Tatton Park

Tatton Park RHS Flower Show is going ahead on 21-25 July.  Tickets available now on the RHS Tatton Park website – from £25.25.  Wednesday 21st is for RHS members only. There is currently an offer for 12 month RHS membership for the price of 9.