ARMCHAIR gardeners will have the chance to see how things are done at Sledmere House when its first garden show is held this weekend.

More than 50 stalls will be open in the Knot gardens, with a strolling jazz band on the prowl to entertain visitors on Saturday and Sunday.

Former Castle Howard head gardener Brian Hutchinson joined Sledmere four years ago, and some of his style and colour have been brought to the attraction, outside Driffield. The show will start at 10am and the house will open at 11.30am.

Updated: 11:15 Wednesday, May 21, 2003