Food & Plant Fairs and vineyard tours mark the splendour of spring at Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Derbyshire

Renishaw Hall food fair on 11thMay, plant fair on 12thMay and vineyard tours on both days, from 10.30am to 4.30pm

Join us at Renishaw Hall & Gardens for a weekend of taste and visual sensations, with our May food fair and plant fair, and the first of our vineyard tour and tastes for the season.

Over the weekend of 11th and 12th May, Renishaw Hall will host local and regional producers, selling the best food, drink and crafts from the local area, to mark the long-awaited spring season.

The food fair will host over 20 stalls selling everything from homemade cakes to hand crafted silver jewellery, and there will be tasty treats to try on the day.

A plant fair on the Sunday showcases some of the finest specimens to buy to brighten up your garden for the summer.  Both fairs will start at 10.30am. Entry for the Food Fair is £1 car parking – garden entry is extra, and entry to the Plant Fair is £2 per person or free with general entry to the gardens. NGS members free to plant fair.

The first of this year’s Renishaw Vineyard ‘tours and tastes’ will take place each day of the weekend at 11am and 1pm, allowing visitors to explore the vineyard with vineyard tenant Kieron Atkinson who will go through the cycle of the vine and wine making process, and sample some of the delicious wine with you.  Booking required for the vineyard tours via kieron@englishwineproject.co.uk

There is a second food and plant fair weekend at Renishaw Hall on 17th and 18th August 2013.

Renishaw Hall’s gardens are open until September 29th on Wednesdays to Sundays and on Bank Holidays from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

The Hall is open to the public for guided tours every Friday during this period and additionally on weekends throughout August.

Group tours of the Hall and Gardens are available – including a new literary tour – throughout the season, contact the Estate Office to book your group visit.

Please contact Renishaw Hall for more information on 01246 432310 or email enquiries@renishaw-hall.co.uk or visit www.renishaw-hall.co.uk

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For more information or interviews with Alexandra Sitwell, please contact Jane Travis on janeravis21@gmail.com

Notes to editors

For information on future events at Renishaw Hall & Gardens, visit www.renishaw-hall.co.uk

Renishaw is rightly celebrated for the fabulous Italianate gardens. The formal garden was laid out in 1895 by Sir George Sitwell (1860-1943) in the classical Italianate style.

Renishaw Hall is still very much a family home which adds to its unique atmosphere. During the open season, the hall can be visited on a pre-booked tour or on Fridays. Advance booking strongly recommended.

Renishaw Hall & Gardens is located in north Derbyshire, just 5 minutes’ drive from the M1 at Junction 30 and 20 minutes’ drive from Sheffield city centre.

Renishaw Hall, Renishaw, Derbyshire, S21 3WB

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