“26th-27th November 2016”
The Beth Chatto Gardens Christmas Fayre
The Beth Chatto Gardens are a world famous Gardens in Elmstead Market, on the outskirts of Colchester. 7.5 acres of beautiful gardens, with plants that are grown in the environment that suits them best according to Beths ethos of the right plant in the right place. We also have a popular Tearoom, Gift Shop and well stocked nursery with over 2,000 plants. Beth Chatto herself is a world renowned gardener and author. She has influenced gardeners and gardening for decades, and won 10 consecutive Gold Medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the 70s. She is now approaching her 93rd birthday, which she will be celebrating in her house which is on the site.
The Fayre runs over two days 26-27th November 10am-4pm and once again we will be marketing it heavily. It got huge coverage last year the Gardens are a wonderful location and its a very lovely place to be. We ran activities for children, with a garden theme, had music, entertainment, food, drink and will be doing more this year.
Footfall and feedback
The Christmas Fayre was a huge success last year. It was bigger than the previous years (it had previously been held inside) and this time it was outside but under the cover of a polytunnel. We had 14 stallholders last year who enjoyed a footfall of around 2000 people.
The feedback from the stallholders was very good and it seemed all enjoyed it and found it very worthwhile. The only criticism we encountered on social media is that people wanted more stalls... and so we are going to be doing just that this year! And are aiming for 30-35 stalls.
Times and prices
The Fayre runs over two days 26-27th November and you need to have your stall on both days, unless you find someone who is suitable for the Fayre who can be there on the second day - this must be confirmed with us at the time of booking and you will need to book together. Stalls cant be left overnight and have to be packed up on the Saturday.
Set up is available from 8am.
Stall price is £55 total for the two days.
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