Autumn Gardening Fayre at Tiverton Pannier Market

Posted on: 8 October 2013

The Pannier Market hosted a number of gardening-related stalls last Sunday. The National Trust’s Head Gardener from Knightshayes Court was on hand to answer any seasonal questions and lots of hints and tips were shared for planting this autumn!

Market Manager Chris Firth said “Visitors were entertained by the amazing string quartet, Obligato, which set a tranquil and pleasant atmosphere for everyone milling around and for the visitors sat back enjoying their refreshments. Such refined music really suited the historic building and we would like to invite them back again! We had a variety of stalls, from plants to garden ornaments to chimineas and the traders were pleased to see so many keen gardeners enjoying themselves. We had hoped for a few more stalls but it didn’t stop us celebrating autumn’s arrival!”

The threat of rain didn’t dampen the spirit with live music and a variety of flowers, the market looked very vibrant and colourful. Winners of the autumn collage were presented with prizes donated by the National Trust: Charlie Slade (aged 4) and Kim Moon (adult category) received a garden ornament each. Mrs Moore won the free prize draw which was a hamper of goodies. Many keen gardeners were out in force buying their bulbs for the season and we hope they blossom nicely!

We look forward to seeing everyone next year at our Spring Gardening Fayre. Our next event will be our Christmas Food Fayre on Sunday 1 December. For the latest up and coming events at the Pannier market please visit

For more information contact:

Chris Firth
Market Manager
Tel: 01884 243351 or 07815 791191

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