Monthly markets start up again on the third Sunday of the month

Farmers’ market returns to Hylands Estate this April

The historic estate welcomes independent stallholders and shoppers back to its monthly farmers’ market.

Around 25 traders selling locally grown, baked, brewed and hand-crafted products can be found at the Hylands monthly market. Look out for fresh bread, Essex honey, organic fruit and veg, smoked cheese and fish alongside original jewellery and handmade candles. The market has moved to the front of the neo-classical villa to give shoppers more space and a gorgeous backdrop for browsing. The estate’s famous rare-breed Suffolk Punch and Shire horses will also be on hand for new hour-long private carriage tours of Hylands Park for up to 6 people. Visit the Hawthorn Heavy Horses website to book.

Farmers’ & Craft Market

In front of Hylands House

10am – 4pm Sunday 18 April 2021

For more information go to

The National Flower Show returns in late Spring

National Flower Show

This celebration of gardening, home and lifestyle returns to Hylands Estate for three days at the end of May. Expect plenty of inspiration and glorious colour from the outdoor plant village and floral pavilion.

National Flower Show

10am – 5pm

Friday 21 – Sunday 23 May 2021

Fun for dogs and their humans at the end of May

All About Dogs

This popular event for all things canine is also back at Hylands Park this May. There are rosettes to be won at dog shows throughout the day, so bring your dog for two days of displays, activities, and expert advice.

All About Dogs Show

9.30am – 5pm

Sunday 30 – Monday 31 May 2021

By Julie Weight

Julie writes stories and creates videos for Chelmsford City Council. Contact her at or on 01245 606984.

Leave a Comment