Ex-Newcastle chairman Sir John Hall to unveil Walled Garden at Wynyard Hall

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A walled garden will be unveiled to the public with a week-long programme of events.

The Walled Garden at Wynyard Hall will open on Tuesday August 4, with a display of 3,000 roses and tickets have now gone on sale for the official opening.

Visitors will get to see Sir John Hall and the UK’s leading rose expert, Michael Marriott, officially open the Walled Garden, and be among the first to explore the site, which has been designed by multi-Royal Horticultural Society award-winning designer Alistair Baldwin.

They will then be invited to afternoon tea in the Grand Marquee, adjacent to the Walled Garden, with live entertainment from Opus Four String Quartet.

The £1.6m Walled Garden development, to the north of the Hall itself and within the estate’s 150 acres of grounds, houses a state-of-the-art visitor centre, shop and cafe.

The official opening heralds a week-long programme of events which includes live jazz, children’s entertainment, a talk, steel band, living statues and face painters.

Snow Queen Anna, Kristoff and Hans will keep children amused with story-telling, sing-a-longs and photos on August 8 and August 9.

The Walled Garden is the second stage in a £5.3m rolling programme of work to create The Gardens at Wynyard Hall – which will eventually cover four acres and be one of the largest rose gardens in the UK.