HARTLEBURY Castle will be holding court this Bank Holiday Monday by staging a first ever May Day garden festival.

The event will comprise of garden themed activities, demonstrations and displays that promises to provide entertainment for all the family.

Event co-ordinator Pam Barrett said: "Whether you're green fingered or not, this is a great opportunity to explore the castle and its grounds while celebrating the joys of gardening."

There's plenty to keep the family entertained with demonstrations of bat and beekeeping, local wine tasting, live music and even a troupe of belly dancers.

Visitors can also try their luck at the tombola, silent auction and human fruit machine, while there's a lucky dip and a name the teddy competition for the youngsters.

In addition to that, there will be the opportunity to buy plants, shrubs and gardening accessories in addition to cakes, crafts and creations made from Hartlebury wood and artworks.

There's even the chance to obtain some recycled garden equipment that will be on offer at affordable prices.

Gardeners can also obtain advice on their own gardens from experts, which include plant identification and garden security.

Organizers have also confirmed that the event will go ahead whatever the weather as many of the attractions can be moved indoors if it rains.

Tickets can be obtained in advance by calling 01299 250416, otherwise they can be purchased on the door.

Further details of the event are available at hartleburycastle.com