What's on in Teesdale in 2015
Annual Orchid Show featuring Garden Plant Sale
Date: Sunday 3rd May 2015 until Monday 4th May 2015
Venue: Raby Castle, Staindrop, DL2 3AH
Opens: 11.00 to 17.00
Cost: Adult: £6, Concession £5, Child (under 15): £2.50
Contact: Raby Castle Tel: 01833 660202
Email: [email protected]
The Annual Orchid Show at Raby Castle, now in its 15th year, will feature a spectacular display of beautiful Orchids including exotic hybrid species. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to the experts, attend lectures and demonstrations for advice on how to make the most of their orchids. A handpicked selection of local plant nurseries will also be in attendance, selling garden plants from the Coach Yard in the grounds Raby Castle in a new addition to the Orchid Show. The show at Raby has become one of the most significant orchid shows in the north. The North East of England and Darlington Orchid Societies along with the Orchid Society of Great Britain will be in attendance, as well as orchid growers and sellers from around England and Europe.
This dramatic medieval castle, built by the mighty Nevill family has been home to Lord Barnard’s family since 1626. Set within a large deer park, with delightful rolling landscape and walled gardens it is by far one of the most impressive castles in England. Uncover history in the halls and chambers which house fabulous interiors, art collections and dramatic architecture. Open to the public between May and September each year, with special events throughout the season.