Netherby Hall Hosts Spring Craft Fair & Open Garden Weekend

A SPRING craft fair and open garden weekend is taking place at Netherby Hall this weekend (May 18 and 19).

The event at the historic country house at Longtown, near Carlisle, will showcase independent craft makers and artists, as well as offering visitors the opportunity to explore the restored walled garden and surrounding grounds and gardens.

Open from 10am to 4pm, the event takes place on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, with free entry and free parking for visitors.

Kim Capstick, Operations Director at Netherby Hall, said: “This is the third year we have held our Spring craft fair and we decided to build on its success by holding our open garden weekend over the same weekend.

“As well as enjoying the Spring fair, visitors will be able to look around our working walled garden and meet the team behind the fantastic floral displays and home-grown produce.”

Around 30 artisan businesses from across Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway will be showcasing their work at the Spring craft fair, which is being held in Netherby Hall’s Oak Hall and Orangery.

Food and drink stalls will be onsite over the weekend including Netherby Hall’s own brand gin which is made with botanicals sourced from the walled garden. Individual gin and tonics will be available to buy on the day, as well as bottles to take home. Tea, coffee and cake will be served in the walled garden.

Netherby Hall is a Grade II* listed mansion set on a private estate just outside Longtown. The hall is home to nine luxury self-catering apartments and cottages set in its restored courtyard and grounds.

The 36-acres of gardens and grounds are only open to the general public for special events such as the Spring craft fair this weekend, the annual car show on August 3 and 4, and the Christmas Fair over the weekend of November 23 and 24. For more information visit www.netherbyhall.co.uk