OTELEY Estate near Ellesmere will be holding an open event this weekend to allow the public to explore their mereside gardens and enjoy local produce.

Popularity has been growing for their market area, which is held in the original stable yard.

The family-run team have decided to make the market free to attend to allow more people to come and enjoy the stalls selling local food, drink, crafts and fashion.

The next market and open garden event is this Saturday, July 3.

Local businesses are at the forefront of the open day, with all of the businesses booked to exhibit travelling less than 30 miles to the market.

Several of the businesses are also based in Ellesmere.

Clare Mainwaring, from the family team, said: "We are big advocates of buying and supporting local businesses, just like our home grown meat boxes here at Oteley.

"We have some brilliant businesses booked to attend this weekend, including Things Mary Makes, which is a Shrewsbury jewellery business started by 17 year old Mary during lockdown and Pretty Resin by Jemma, which are extraordinarily unique and beautiful handmade resin bound pieces – and it will be her market debut.

"Following the handmade theme, KT Soaps and Gifts will be showcasing their soaps, scent sizzlers and candles made by hand with essential oils and natural clay colouring.

"Not forgetting that our own beef, lamb and pork boxes will be available to purchase, as well as seasonal vegetables and fruit picked from the garden here at Oteley – it doesn't get more local than that.

"We hope people from across the county can join us this Saturday."

The gardens and market will be open from 10am until 5pm and tickets can be purchased on the gate or in advance from www.oteley.com/our-events