Exhibition Until September 17 ‘Of House and Home’ (right), Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, West Yorkshire. Illustrator Alice Pattullo presents 60 screen prints exploring the traditions, superstitions and folklore of a Victorian household. Free admission (01924 832631; www. ysp.co.uk)
Architectural salvage fair June 23–25 Salvo, Fawley Hill, Henley-on-thames, Oxfordshire. This year, the fair will be a ‘Greenliving Fest’, with a zero-waste popup restaurant, a fashion marquee and a mix of reclaimed items. Tickets from £9 (http://salvofair.com; 01227 500485)
Opera June 24–25 Byre Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen, The Maltings, Berwick-upon-tweed, Northumberland. A cast from the University of St Andrews will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra of leading Scottish musicians for this telling of a forester’s attempt to tame a young fox. Tickets from £18 (01289 330999; www.maltingsberwick.co.uk)
Gardens June 24–25 Gardens in the Wild festival, Whitfield estate, Eardisley, Herefordshire. Talks from Jinny Blom, Tim Walker, Mary Keen and Noel Kingsbury, plus stalls and events. As well as local open gardens, visitors can explore the grounds of Whitfield, redesigned by Arabella Lennoxboyd. See website for programme and prices (07974 269166; www. gardensinthewild.org)
June 23–25 West Woodhay Gardeners’ Fair, Newbury, Berkshire. Held in association with the NGS, the fair will offer a treasure trove of plants and products, many of them from RHS Gold Medalwinning nurseries. Tickets from £9, all proceeds go to charity (http://westwoodhayfair.co.uk)
History June 24–25 Hever’s Home Front, Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent. To mark Armed Forces Day, Hever is stepping back in time to the 1940s with a replica air-raid shelter, a swing dance, a life-sized model Hurricane and Home Guard drills. Prizes will go to the bestdressed visitors. Normal admission applies (www.hevercastle.co.uk; 01732 865224)
Polo June 24 Dorset Polo Festival, Lytchett Matravers. As well as multiple matches, Dorset Polo Club will host a dog show, falconry and duck herding plus food and trade stands. 10am–6pm, tickets £10 (www.dorsetpolofestival.co.uk) Book now July 21–23 Ballet Under the Stars (below), Hatch House, Tisbury, Wiltshire. Lucia Lacarra and the Covent Garden Dance Company will put on a mesmerising show in the covered walled garden. The audience is seated at tables and served a three-course dinner with wines between performances. £120 including dinner (01749 813313; www.coventgardendance.co.uk)
Norwell Gardens, near Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 6JX. June 25, 1pm–5pm Combined admission (eight gardens) £4.50, children free For more than 20 years, this eclectic group of gardens has been offering visitors a delightful day out. Quality is a hallmark throughout—visit a group of allotments and a plant nursery, in which rare treasures abound, as well as an assortment of village gardens and a display in the medieval church.