Estate is set to show off its magnificent flower power

Belsay hall, castle and gardens.
Picture by Jane Coltman
Belsay hall, castle and gardens. Picture by Jane Coltman

Visitors to Belsay can see it at its blooming best this weekend.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens is holding a weekend-long celebration of its Grade I listed grounds, with a range of activities taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

Those calling into the English Heritage visitor attraction near Ponteland are invited to take a garden tour, enjoy a brass band performance, or follow the family trail.

There is also an opportunity to get hands-on with the garden through planting sessions.

Admission costs £9.30 adult, £8.40 concs, £5.60 child aged five to 15 years, and £24.20 for a family. It is free for English Heritage members.

For further information call 01661 881636.